Beyond the Obvious

Publication:Pastoral Letter,March 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: I hope this letter finds you well. It’s an honor for me to share with you this month some thoughts regarding vision; that is, to see [...]

By charles-simpsonFebruary 23, 2017

How Jesus Made Disciples

[Worldview of Christ Part 18] The Greek word mathetes is translated disciple.  It means learner.  But in what sense?  As an adjunct professor, I taught at a university and at the end of the seme [...]

By michael-petersFebruary 17, 2017

The Good Steals Devotion From Jesus

The title is intentional radical. I trust you realize that Jesus was radical. He was so radical that he offended his disciples by receiving the devotion of a woman who poured costly perfume on him. Wh [...]

By michael-petersFebruary 6, 2017

Collaborate or Isolate?

Publication:Pastoral Letter,February 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: Many years ago, my father said, “Too often we are reactionary. We wait to see what the enemy does and then react to it.  Instead [...]

By charles-simpsonJanuary 23, 2017

Follow The Light

Publication:Pastoral Letter,January 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year from all of us at CSM! We pray you had a wonderful Christmas. As we enter 2017, I want to give a word of revelation [...]

By charles-simpsonJanuary 1, 2017

Gatlinburg Update

REGARDING THE CSM CONFERENCE & THE RECENT GATLINBURG FIRE DISASTER ... As you know, we have been planning our annual Gatlinburg Leadership Conference for May 9-11, 2017 at the The Park Vista... [...]

By victoria-g-simpsonDecember 5, 2016

Giving Tuesday

Dear Friend in Christ: Many have heard about #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, but there is another day that has been especially designated as #GivingTuesday ... a global event fueled by social media [...]

By victoria-g-simpsonNovember 29, 2016

Joy to the World

Publication:Pastoral Letter,December 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray this letter finds you well. This month, it is my honor to write this Pastoral Letter to you on behalf of my father, Charles [...]

By stephen-simpsonNovember 28, 2016

How to Vote

[taken from the Autumn 2016 issue of One-to-One] “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34) Soon, the United States will face a General Electio [...]

By stephen-simpsonNovember 2, 2016

Intolerance of Truth

The world does not tolerate truth and truth does not tolerate the world.  “The world hates me,” Jesus said, “because I testify of it that its deeds are evil” (John 7:7).  The world and truth [...]

By michael-petersOctober 31, 2016

Jesus Was Called a Friend of Sinners But He Didn’t Make Friends of Sinners

I realize the title of this blog runs across the grain of what many say about how we are to relate to the lost.  There’s a misconception of Jesus that says he made friends of sinners.  It sounds c [...]

By michael-petersOctober 25, 2016

The Heart Test

Publication:Pastoral Letter,November 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: We really do not know ourselves until we are tested, when it is “crunch time”; what we do when the odds are against us and th [...]

By charles-simpsonOctober 24, 2016
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