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Why Isaiah’s Vision is What We Need in Challenging Times

These are tumultuous times. COVID-19, racial injustice, riots, an economic downturn, and a massive explosion in Beirut has left many feeling fearful, hopeless or numb. Similarly, Isaiah and the Israelites would have also felt fearful, hopeless and perhaps numb toward the beginning of Isaiah’s ministry. Before Isaiah’s ministry began Jerusalem was in dire straits. AssyriaContinue reading “Why Isaiah’s Vision is What We Need in Challenging Times”

Mike McGregor (MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary) is director of college ministry at First Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina. You can follow him on Twitter.

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The Ultimate Dream Home

About a year ago I was driving through a neighborhood admiring the beautiful homes and thinking about our apartment. A longing crept up in me to have one of the homes I was seeing. One of the benefits of reading and memorizing the Bible is it gives God a vocabulary to speak into your life.Continue reading “The Ultimate Dream Home”

Forever Young?

There are many songs that resonate with us because they speak of living forever, or casting off all restraint and living it up. YOLO has become the motto of younger generations. Here are some quotes from some recent and not so recent songs. “Tonight, we are young. So let’s set the world on fire, weContinue reading “Forever Young?”

When We See Him

In the Lord of the Rings book Return of the King, there is a moment when some good friends are reunited after being separated for a long time. When they finally come back together they are overjoyed, not only to see each other alive, but to hear about each other’s adventures. They sit down andContinue reading “When We See Him”


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