Clearing the Hurdle of Maintenance to Multiplication

My daughter ran hurdles in high school until she face planted on one.  I don’t know if it was her front foot or back foot that got caught.  We weren’t there.  The paramedics called us while the [...]

By michael-petersJune 13, 2016

Here We Go Again

Here we go again. Sorry, that's a bit of exasperation. I read today about another Christian musician who has given up his faith because he discovered many things he had overlooked. So, here's another [...]

By csmadminJune 7, 2016

You Owe the Gospel to Them

    Recently I read that the killer of Kitty Genovese died in prison.  He was 81 years old.  She was 28 years old when he murdered her.  Many of us are not old enough to remember th [...]

By michael-petersJune 3, 2016

Didn’t See That Coming!

  Ouch! These are painful words. They’re some of the most painful words I’ve heard parents say. It is usually at the end of the story about how their teenage son or daughter walked away fr [...]

By csmadminMay 31, 2016

Unshakable Christians Shake the World

This year’s testimony of Joseph Bondarenko at the Gatlinburg conference reminded me of Peter and John.  As I listened to Bondarenko describe how the KGB paraded him in front of an assembly of his [...]

By michael-petersMay 24, 2016

The Search

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: Thank you for praying for our annual CSM Gatlinburg Conference. It was a wonderful time in the Lord focusing on the “Unshakable [...]

By charles-simpsonMay 24, 2016

Truth Versus Cultural Labels

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: I grew up with lots of labels; there were racial, religious, political, geographic and all kinds of labels and stereotypes.  It has [...]

By charles-simpsonApril 26, 2016

Unshaken

Jerry Lee Lewis was a renegade rock and roller.  In 1957, he released “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”  It became a big hit.  Lewis did not intend to be prophetic in a spiritual sense, but h [...]

By charles-simpsonApril 25, 2016

Bombings in the Middle East

According to CNN, at least 69 lives were taken in Lahore, Pakistan this past Easter Sunday after a bomb exploded in a public park. The bomb, intending to kill many Christians, also injured more than 3 [...]

By victoria-g-simpsonApril 13, 2016

A Brief Look at Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an all too real and prominent issue in today’s society. We tend to have this preconceived notion that human trafficking only exists in third world countries where the citizens a [...]

By victoria-g-simpsonApril 5, 2016

Spanning the length of the Tennessee/North Carolina border, the Smoky Mountains are home to some of the most undeniably beautiful sights in the Eastern United States. Nestled in the foothills of the T [...]

By victoria-g-simpsonMarch 30, 2016

Drawn From The Water

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2016 Dear Friends, Late one cold and icy evening, a woman was driving home with her baby daughter strapped in her car seat. For some reason, the woman missed [...]

By charles-simpsonMarch 18, 2016
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