Tag: scripture


Tithing is a Bible truth

by Ken Hemphill A morning news program once devoted a segment to the question of whether the Bible teaches tithing. The reporter featured a book by Russell Kelly entitled “Should the Church Teach Tithing?” As a whole, the program had a decidedly negative overtone when it came to the biblical practice of stewardship we call “tithing.” Most of the arguments… Read more →

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The Word and the word

by Erich Bridges Children of the digital age are growing up with a different kind of literacy, we are told. They learn to understand the world not through complete sentences, paragraphs and books, but through ever-changing sounds, images and micro-bursts of text delivered via their digital devices and social media of choice. “Zits,” a comic strip that should be required… Read more →

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Advent Week Three: Joy!

by Matt Tullos on Sunday, December 11, 2011 Scripture Reading: “In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came to her and said, ‘Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord… Read more →

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Advent Week Two: Prepare

by Matt Tullos on Sunday, December 04, 2011 Scripture Reading: “Sing to Yahweh, you His faithful ones, and praise His holy name. For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning. When I was secure, I said, ‘I will never be shaken’” (Psalm 30:4-6). “‘Comfort,… Read more →

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The truth about gossip

by Joy Emery We have all been there – beside the water cooler when someone begins talking about a co-worker’s weekend, walking into a restroom to hear conversations hushed to a whisper, at lunch when the entire table roars in laughter at another co-worker’s misfortune. At the root of these situations is idle talk, which can sometimes be labeled as… Read more →