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I Don’t Blame You

Publication:Pastoral Letter, July 2018 Dear Friend in Christ: We live in times when it seems that anger and vindictiveness are becoming social norms in many places. Its affecting families, friendships, neighbors, and even churches. Personal peace seems to be more elusive; stress and strife often lurk around the corner. Is there hope for America and [...]

Mind Control

Publication:Pastoral Letter,July 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: A man walks into a pet store and sees the owner with his finger in the aquarium. “What are you doing?” the man asks. The owner replies, “I am using mind control on these fish; see, they are swimming around my finger.” The phone rings, and the owner [...]

A Matter of Choice

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2014 ...How to Make Good Decisions in Trying Times How much freedom do we have? One measure of freedom is the ability to choose. The more choices, the more freedom. When choices are narrowed, freedom is lost. We do not fully appreciate our freedom until we begin to sense [...]

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The Business of Salt & Light… An Interview with Rod Smith

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2012 "Are you creating the climate around you, or are you simply OK with reflecting the culture in which you work? The challenge and opportunity is there for us every day as Christians in the marketplace to be salt and light to the world, but how tasty and illuminatingly [...]

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When Dumb Dogs Do Not Bark

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2011 Dear Friend in Christ, This month's letter has an unusual title, but I believe the topic is very relevant and timely for us to consider: How is it that evil strikes unsuspecting people when there are those appointed to guard their safety? That is the issue that Isaiah addresses in [...]

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Make It Personal

Publication: Pastoral Letter, December 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: This season reminds us of the wonderful event that happened when God revealed Himself as a person - one of us, yet without sin. John the apostle puts it this way, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). God became someone that we [...]

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