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Practice Makes…A Life!

It happens every year. A few hundred 19-and-20-year-olds make the transition from student to graduate at Oxford College. While this is not the end of ...

May 15, 2016 | Lyn Pace | Columnists


Take a moment to take a look

I love to watch people. We are super interesting. In the past few years people-watching has not been as entertaining as it used to be ...

May 15, 2016 | Andy Butts | Columnists


Simple Directions

In my elementary years, when it is was time for the rambunctious class to put together a notebook with correctly labeled dividers, or to create ...

May 01, 2016 | Isaac Redman | Columnists


Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1-2 says,"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and ...

April 24, 2016 | Andy Butts | Columnists


Discipline makes a difference

As a child, the fear of being caught breaking a rule was more inherent to me as morality. When I was faced with an opportunity ...

April 17, 2016 | Isaac Redman | Columnists


Praying Means Paying Attention

I just completed a four year term on Oxford's city council. It was something I never thought I would do. My name is Lyn ...

April 10, 2016 | Rev. Lyn Pace | Columnists


Stop holding on to your hurt and pride

Sometimes when I preach, I will write a sermon and never use it. God will change what I preach about at, what seems like, the ...

April 02, 2016 | Andy Butts | Columnists


Influence of music

Music - a constant variable of human culture - directly effects our youth, and more so than you might realize.

March 27, 2016 | Isaac Redman | Columnists


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Redman: The perfect combination

One of the most popular televised events every year offers entertainment, as well as influence. The Super Bowl is built up to such an incredible degree that companies spend much time, money and effort to create messages that run throughout the duration of the game.

February 14, 2016 | | Columnists


The value of you

Just a Thought: How much are you worth?

November 22, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists


The value of you

How much are you worth?

November 15, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists


Like us, Peter stumbled in his faith

"No he didn't!"

November 08, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists


Be a disciple

The disciples may not have comprehended much of what Jesus was saying around the table during the last Passover meal together, but they heard one thing and were, according to Mark's gospel, very grieved by it: "But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table." (Lk 22:21)

November 01, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists


Keep looking up

"To you, I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!"

November 01, 2015 | Jan McCoy | Columnists


Potential House speaker speaks

According to Gallup, only 14 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job. Does the problem lie within the issues or the process?

October 25, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists


What's really important?

Think about it: your house is on fire, what do you take? You experience a tornado and when you return to the devastation; do you think you have a new sense of value for things?

October 18, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists


“The Jesus I know…” finish the thought.

Would you say, He is kind, gentle, loving, forgiving, full of grace?"

October 04, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists


We can do something…

My brothers and sisters, what good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it? Claiming to have faith can't save anyone, can it? Imagine a brother or sister who is naked and never has enough food to eat. What if one of you said, "Go in peace! Stay warm! Have a nice meal!? " What good is it if you don't actually give them what their body needs? In the same way, faith is dead when it doesn't result in faithful activity. James 2:14-17 Common English Bible

October 04, 2015 | Jan McCoy | Columnists


What are you doing for the Lord?

Just a Thought: What are you doing for the Lord?

September 27, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists


What If You Could Change the World?

My brothers and sisters, what good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it? Claiming to have faith can't save anyone, can it? Imagine a brother or sister who is naked and never has enough food to eat. What if one of you said, "Go in peace! Stay warm! Have a nice meal!?" What good is it if you don't actually give them what their body needs? In the same way, faith is dead when it doesn't result in faithful activity. James 2:14-17 Common English Bible

September 27, 2015 | Jan McCoy | Columnists


Your gap theory

Have you ever heard of "the Gap" theory? Well, here it is: it takes place in Jericho a town which Jesus was

September 20, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists


Keep looking up

"To you, I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!"

September 06, 2015 | Jan McCoy | Columnists


A condition of the heart

I Peter 3:10-11 (New Living Translation) For the Scriptures say, "If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it."

August 30, 2015 | Jan McCoy | Columnists


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