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Month: January 2017

Everybody Has Something

Could this be said of you? It was one of those Sundays when I was struggling. As I settled in my pew, I glanced around at those who were sitting around me. To my left,  I saw a group of teenagers who were laughing with one another as they looked for a place to sit. …

What’s a Woman To Do?

I’ll never forget a sermon I once heard a young preacher deliver. He was speaking on the differing roles of men and women in worship. He very capably noted that men have a leadership role in the church, and touched on a variety of jobs they can do such as be elders, deacons, preachers, and …

Churches and Alcohol

Acts 17:6 tells us that there were Christians in the first century who were “turning the world upside down.” By standing for their faith and going against the culture of the day, they were making a stand for what was right. An article recently published in our community newspaper discussed whether or not to uphold …

Can It Happen to Us?

According to the Associated Press, there are only two living members of the Shaker religious faith left in the United States.  The Shakers were a division of the Quakers in the 1700’s. They were originally known as “Shaking Quakers” because of their ecstatic dancing and spontaneous speaking in tongues during worship services. Major tenants of …