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Three Traits of Biblical Womanhood

Over five years ago, I sat alone in a small, cold, quiet room in the back of the doctor’s office. The doctor shared with me some test results, about which I was rather hopeful and optimistic, when I heard his words: “You have a one to two percent chance of […]
Living coram deo is to live before the sight of God

Live Coram Deo

The term coram Deo (before the sight of God) has been used for millennia as a way to remind God’s people to live worthy of our calling. Unfortunately, instead of seeing the glory of the invisible God, our eyes tend to fall upon a thousand examples of sin and brokenness, […]
The Bible says that speaking harsh words is like thrusting a person with a sword, but words of life bring healing

Speaking Harsh Words Like Sword Thrusts

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. (12:18) Sword thrusts. Ouch. Our words carry weight, so much weight that Solomon compares rash words to sword thrusts – violent, piercing, mutilating. This is not the only place in Proverbs where […]
Pastor Colin Smith talks with Jerry Rose on Significant Insights about violence in the Bible, why God sends people to hell, and more.

How Do We Understand Violence in the Bible?

“The Old Testament gives us the story of God’s judgment when sins had reached their fullness.” Pastor Colin recently joined Jerry Rose on Significant Insights, a TLN program that seeks to answer peoples’ hardest questions about Christianity. In this episode, Pastor Colin addresses these five questions: How do we understand violence […]
political process

Two Reasons to Stay Engaged in the Political Process

Right around this time every four years, a political circus captivates the entire country and is spotlighted by every imaginable media outlet. Presidential campaigns can become taxing to follow. Perhaps you’ve already heard a candidate’s stump speech from past elections. Perhaps you’re skeptical of any politician’s ability to do what they […]

By-the-Brook Experiences and Mount Carmel Moments

God can do anything he wants to do. He is all-powerful, almighty.He created all that is, and he holds it all together. He has the power to take away your most troublesome problem or to bless you beyond your wildest dreams. However, God does not choose to do either of […]