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  • FIRST-PERSON: Some questions are just plain wrong

    by D. Jeffrey Bingham, posted Monday, September 24, 2018 (16 hours ago)

    God's intention in Scripture, Jeffrey Bingham writes, may be far more than answering your questions. What the Bible is interested in answering, he writes, "lead to only one place" -- "to love for God and neighbor." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Adjusting to the dark

    by Kathy Ferguson Litton:, posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 (11 days ago)

    A tragic auto accident left Kathy Litton a 45-year-widow in "a season of worshipping in the dark." She nevertheless experienced God's grace, noting, "He is still the God you knew in the light." Read More

  • Homeless man's new life follows retiree's compassion

    by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today, posted Friday, September 07, 2018 (17 days ago)

    Photo by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today
    CORBIN, Ky. (BP) -- A series of bad decisions had left James Price's life in shambles.

    He had no money, no car, no home and no hope. But a chance encounter with retired businessman Ronnie Neal is changing the trajectory of his life.

    Living under a bridge on the outskirts of Corbin, Ky., Price, 24, had taken a walk along a rural stretch of highway when he saw Neal loading sheet metal onto a truck. Perhaps, Price thought, that man would be willing to hire him to help.

    Neal, 64, saw in Price a young man who needed a hand up, and he was willing to provide it. Read More

  • LABOR DAY: Know those who serve

    by Curt Iles, posted Thursday, August 30, 2018 (25 days ago)

    Get to know "every custodian, cafeteria server and maintenance worker on campus," Curt Iles advises students. "It's amazing how many friends you can make if you simply take the time to learn someone's name." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When the directions don't make sense

    by Katie McCoy, posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018 (26 days ago)

    There are times, Katie McCoy writes, when following God's direction seems confusing or counterintuitive yet is better than getting on "a dead-end road to frustration and confusion." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Reading the Bible, every year

    by Doug Munton, posted Monday, August 27, 2018 (28 days ago)

    For Doug Munton, reading through the Bible each year helps him see "the big picture of God's story more clearly" and "stretches my understanding and deepens my faith." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Back-to-school prayers for our children

    by Melanie Lenow , posted Monday, August 20, 2018 (one month ago)

    In the coming school year, Melanie Lenow will be praying that her children will grow in their love of God and that they will work "as to the Lord" and have opportunities to learn to love well. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: An open letter to college freshmen

    by Keith Shorter, posted Friday, August 17, 2018 (one month ago)

    "You only get one freshman year, so pay careful attention to how you live it," Keith Shorter writes to new collegians. "Don't forget what you have learned from your parents, or others, about how to live a life that honors God." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON -- An untended garden

    by Randy Bennett, posted Monday, August 13, 2018 (one month ago)

    Randy Bennett, viewing his languishing garden -- and the onslaught of weeds -- after being on vacation, is reminded of the continuous care each church needs from its pastor and leaders. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Can you spiritually multitask?

    by David Jeremiah, posted Wednesday, August 08, 2018 (one month ago)

    David Jeremiah sets forth a contrast between "spiritual multitasking" and "spiritual 'monotasking,'" drawing from Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount, "No one can serve two masters." Read More