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Success. Can’t Find It? Don’t Grind It.

Sometimes preaching can have unintended consequences. I recently had the privilege of preaching through the David and Goliath story, and it illustrates an important distinction in biblical interpretation. Bible stories like that one can be either descriptive (describing the world and the Lord who created it) or prescriptive (instructive toward the way God’s people should behave). There are strong elements of both in 1 Samuel 17.

Christ at Checkpoint Conference to Be Held in Oklahoma City

Three-time Nobel Prize nominee Elias Chacour will headline a list of speakers that include several friends of the Covenant at the first Christ at the Checkpoint USA conference to be held here 0ctober 15-18. The event is designed to inform and engage Christians on the issues that have plagued the Holy Land and also to provide opportunities to connect with Christians who live there.

Justice or Mercy

This summer a controversy raged over the White House administration’s decision to separate children from parents at border crossings from Mexico into the United States. People were outraged that young children were incarcerated, away from their parents, in circumstances characterized by some as “prisons” and others as “concentration camps.”