Worldview & Culture

Not in Word Only

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: I believe God has a purpose beyond the obvious and we are called to His purpose, not our own. I have thought a lot about our brothers and sisters in Christ who labor in extremely difficult situations and who often demonstrate a. [...]

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Publication:Pastoral Letter, November 2012 Dear Friends, I recently met a Minister from Sudan, where genocide has taken place and where black African Christians have been killed by Arab Muslim extremists. The pastor told me about some of those horrors. The killings have moved further South across the continent of Africa. [...]

I Can See Clearly Now

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2012 ...HOW TO KEEP OUR VISION SHARP WHEN DAYS SEEM DARK Recently the United States solemnly observed the eleventh anniversary of the horrific September 11, 2001 terror attacks against the nation. Nearly 3,000 people died on that day in New York City, in Washington,. [...]

Windows to the World

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2012 WHAT YOU SEE CAN CHANGE YOU AND CHANGE HISTORY! One of the greatest novels ever is Les Miserables , written in 1862, by Victor Hugo. The novel is about the condition of the poor, imprisoned, and the "wretched" in France during that period.. [...]

Pizza, Politics, and Religion

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2012 ...ONE WAY TO SHAPE YOUR CHILDREN'S WORLDVIEW There are two subjects generally frowned upon in polite dinner conversation: religion and politics. However, I'm about to suggest violating that rule, at least with your own family around your own table. We live in a. [...]

Who Do You Own?

by Victoria G. Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2012 Human Slavery Starts With A Mindset You have probably participated in a form of human slavery. And so have I. We didn't mean to do it. But we are part of a culture which has a way of commodifying the human being. [...]

Liberty in Law

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: We recently celebrated our nation's independence, and I am writing to you to remind us of our foundations and call us to renewal. There is a phrase in the song "America the Beautiful" that says, "Thy liberty in law." This could. [...]

Every Life is Beautiful

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2012 OCTOBER BABY IS A POWERFUL FILM ABOUT HOW MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT One of the most moving and significant films I’ve ever seen hit theaters across the united States this Spring, sparking deep emotions and conversations, and in many cases, changing lives. This. [...]

Out of Darkness

by Victoria G. Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2012 BREAKING THE CURSE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING Mother Teresa once said, “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” Considering the amount of pain that exists in the world, I’ve. [...]

Reality Therapy!

Publication:Pastoral Letter, February 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: The Biggest Loser is a NBC reality show that features very overweight men and women who are interviewed and, if qualified, enter a rigorous fitness and weight-loss program. They go to a ranch and are trained by professionals who confront them with. [...]

Thrive in Cultural Collapse

Publication:Pastoral Letter, January 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray that you will have a blessed 2012! It will be a critical year and we need to be alert to the Holy Spirit who calls us to be more than conquerors through the One who loves us. It shouldn’t be. [...]

Liberty and Justice for All

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2011 WHAT IS OUR MISSION, AND HOW CAN WE CARRY IT FAR BEYOND THE CHURCH WALLS? Jesus Christ is the Lord of all nations, and He has a purpose for “every kindred and every tribe”. I am grateful for the heritage that I have-. [...]

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