Side Effects

Side Effects

I Googled a couple of prescription drugs the other day and wondered if I should take them or not. One was called out as the fourth worst culprit for dangerous side effects among all the drugs studied. Scary. Such are the risks of modern medicine. Today’s...
Closing a Chapter

Closing a Chapter

This past week, I concluded twenty-two years of service as the Ohio District superintendent. Our UPCI manual states that an elected official can serve for eight years if he receives a simple majority of the vote, but after that, he must get a two-thirds majority to be...
Seeing the Big Picture

Seeing the Big Picture

“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?” (1 Corinthians 2:16, KJV). We live in the Visual Age. If we can’t take a picture or a video of it, it’s like it doesn’t exist or never happened. Cell phone cameras have...
Hard Facts, Soft Truths

Hard Facts, Soft Truths

At a university conference on business, Fred Smith, a successful executive and editor, followed an engineer to the podium. In his speech, the engineer remarked, “I am a scientist. I deal only with hard facts—things you can see and feel.” When it was his turn to speak,...
So, Just How Personal is Your Savior

So, Just How Personal is Your Savior

We’ve heard it all our lives. It rolls glibly off the tongue of the nominal Christian. “Accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.” Of course, Apostolic understand that there is more to the new birth than a verbal assent to accept Christ. Jesus...
Life After Birth

Life After Birth

“If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and no true sons” (Hebrews 12:8, NIV). Generic Christianity believes that a simple, verbal confession of Christ saves you. A shrinking number of Christians...
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