If you’d told John Wagner years ago he would end up leading the church he grew up attending—First Christian Church in Union, Mo.—he never would have believed you.
Dr. Jamie Coates, 52, assistant professor of worship at Kentucky Christian University and director of the KCU Worship Collective, died Feb. 20 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.
A funeral service for Christian preacher and educator George Faull, 80, took place Monday at the Church of Christ at Grissom, Peru, Ind., with his three sons speaking.
Proverbs are succinct, abrupt, and curt. They do not debate. They assert. They are short, pithy statements of “general” truth. They are always true but only in the intended context. . . .
Consider that Jesus’ sacrifice was on a cross, which smelled like blood and grime and torture and the bile of humiliation. And yet it was fragrant to God.
My first “minister’s office” was a small corner room. . . . My office contained a gas heater, a rotary phone, and a mimeograph machine I cranked by hand to print the weekly bulletin. One of my weekly tasks was burning trash in a barrel. . . .
Let’s dig deeper into these passages: What do Proverbs 1:7 with Proverbs 9:10 reveal to you about wisdom, instruction, knowledge, and understanding?