Poetry: Wheatley – On Being Brought from Africa to America

’Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,Taught my benighted soul to understandThat there’s a God, that there’s a Saviour too:Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.Some view our sable race with scornful eye,‘Their colour is a diabolic die.’Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain,May be refin’d, and join th’ angelic train.Phillis Wheatley, On Being Brought from Africa to America I first heard …

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Review: Afraid

This book is a tremendous resource for any pastor or layperson looking not only for information and encouragement but also for direction on how to help those afflicted and afraid.

The Face of Christ: Part 5 – All Nations, Tribes, and Tongues

Now we have, in brief, dug into the history of Christian art and had the opportunity to enjoy art from around the world. So why bother to show all of these images? Why should it matter if we have a variety of art from around the world? I share them because they show how we …

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Somebody’s gotta pay!

My first thought when I hear the above title is of a scene from the movie Night at the Museum. The plot is a little long, but in short the night guard gets caught and is tied down to the train tracks. He asks the characters, "Why are you doing this?" The character Jedediah says, "Somebody's gotta …

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Fishing for the Sick

But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to …

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