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Moses, Ben Franklin, and the Supreme Court

Moses, Ben Franklin, and the Supreme Court

In the formative years of our republic delegates debated the issue of qualifications of public officials. As this question was being discussed in one such meeting a wise man called attention to a passage in the Bible. His name was Benjamin Franklin, and the verse he...

In Troubled Times

In Troubled Times

“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:19, 20 I’ve had the benefit of being a Christian and a police officer simultaneously for several years...

Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Growth

“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (I Peter 2:2). “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18). These scriptures tell us that it is possible for God's children to grow; it is God's...

Perils in Church Buildings?

Perils in Church Buildings?

I was touring one of the oldest log church buildings in America when I noticed holes in the walls. “What are these holes?” I asked. A guide explained that they were drilled so men could put their rifles through the holes to shoot at Indians if they attacked while the...

Will the Smoke of 2020 Ever Clear?

Will the Smoke of 2020 Ever Clear?

It was a feeling combat soldiers call “the fog of war.” That’s how one official described the situation at the Pentagon on that fateful day of September 11, 2001. Colonel Matthew Kilmow was serving as executive assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...

TBC Student Spotlight: Clark Sims

TBC Student Spotlight: Clark Sims

Meet Clark Sims Degree Sought: Bachelor of Religious Education  Clark works at Upper Cumberland Turning Point as a DUI Instructor and is nearing his final year in TBC's B.R.E. program. What is your favorite Bible passage and why? My favorite passage is (I John 5:4). ...

A Preacher’s Library

A Preacher’s Library

Recently, a young minister asked for recommendations on “must have” books. My reply was more explanation of my philosophy of books than a list of particular titles to get. After sending it, I thought it might be good to work into a post. Libraries have seen a seismic...

The Church Needs to be Militant

The Church Needs to be Militant

Militant: “1: engaged in warfare; 2: aggressively active esp. in a cause” (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary). These are trying times for the Lord’s church.  We are constantly being encouraged and taught that we should love everybody, never offend anyone or be...

All Souls Matter!

All Souls Matter!

I do not remember a time in my life when I didn’t know the verse “red and yellow black and white, they are precious in His sight.” My parents brought me into the world singing to me Jesus Loves the Little Children. I am convinced they meant every word they were...

Nadab and Abihu

Nadab and Abihu

The Preacher said in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether...

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