February 15, 2014
Introduction All too often, our modern communications are seasoned with venom, not salt. Waging war by e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or any other of the electronic tools spawned by the internet has become routine, even, unfortunately, sometimes within our community. And this is only one of the problems we see today. The proliferation of these rapid, […]
Categories: Editorial
January 15, 2014
Bro. Wesley Booker was a humble man who quietly influenced many lives. He lived a simple life, but there was an unfathomed depth behind his apparent simplicity. For most of his life, Wesley was a fifth grade mathematics teacher. He was also an expert tennis player, and enjoyed coaching others. In later years, he served […]
Categories: Reflection
January 15, 2014
Because it’s around the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, I’ll share my connection to it. I grew up in Texas and attended the San Antonio meeting, where my grandfather guided the building/refitting of our meeting hall (an old Army barracks). My grandfather was Philemon Connally, John Connally was my grandfather’s nephew as his father […]
Categories: Reflection
January 15, 2014
In this day and age, and I guess all throughout history, man has been, particularly when it comes to business, goal-oriented. We are creatures of the flesh: seeing, wanting, craving, and needing statistics and the facts and figures that go with it. After all, aren’t we supposed to get back a return for our investment? […]
Categories: Reflection
January 15, 2014
In our first article, we took a quick look at the high calling we have accepted as disciples of our Lord. Holiness is a reflection of Godly character which we are expected to exhibit now and completely, by God’s grace, in the Kingdom. We ended the last article commenting that the battle we face against […]
Categories: Reflection
January 15, 2014
The Gospel Is Made to Stick In their book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Professors Chip and Dan Heath use the mnemonic SUCCESs to summarize the six properties of successful ideas. Reading the book I realized that the gospel satisfies these properties; the gospel is made to stick because it […]
Categories: Reflection
January 15, 2014
When I learned the Truth in 1985, I lived on the 24th floor of an apartment building in Toronto, and had a view of most of the city. I used to stand on the balcony and wonder why God would choose me to call out of all those people. A few years later Bro. Harry […]
Categories: Music
January 15, 2014
The Big Freeze In Noah’s Flood: New Scientific Discoveries About the Events That Changed History (1998), distinguished American geophysicists,1 William Ryan and Walter Pitman, suggest that during the period before the Flood, which they believe was limited to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea regions, the earth was recovering from a climatic period referred to […]
Categories: Studies
January 15, 2014
When I was much younger, on a trip back from Bible school, my best friend and I were still basking in the glow of what had been, I must assume, a great series of classes and activities that sparked our interest in the truth. I assume as much, because I really don’t remember. What I […]
Categories: Exhortation