A Brief Theology of Zoology

Our cat Dobby has been sick. (It’s pronounced Dah-bee.) Like all cats, he is lazy, not Garfield lazy but normal-cat lazy. But in the last few...

Scripture Reading: Tips & Times

The Bible is the only book that reads you as you read it. And yet, many of us would have to admit, we don’t read it as often (or as much) as we...

New Book, New Author from FBC

FBC has been blessed with several authors. The latest is Jared Lockhart who co-authored a book entitled Timeless Church published July 1. Here’s a...
“The Word from the Pastor” is a weekly bulletin insert and blog that our pastor writes. Often, the topics include current events, theology, personal reflections, or meditative musings.
An End Times Conversation

An End Times Conversation

Mark 13 is our sermon text today. Passages like this always raise questions about the end times. I get asked about these issues a lot, especially by visitors. Here is a transcript of how many of those conversations go (it’s fake, but frankly, it could be real.) (Bold...

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How Were OT Saints Saved?

How Were OT Saints Saved?

The simple answer is that OT saints were saved the exact same way that we are today: by grace, through faith, (in Christ.) How is that possible? What does that mean? And why did you put “in Christ” in parenthesis? Let me explain.   No one has ever been redeemed...

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Tough Talks 101

Tough Talks 101

Have you ever dreaded a conversation? I have. Many times. It needs to happen. You know that. But you dread it. You daydream about it but in the bad kind of nightmarish way. While you shower or drive, you get lost in thought rehearsing what you will say to them. You...

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Bob Cratchit: The Anti-Scrooge

Bob Cratchit: The Anti-Scrooge

Each year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I read the Charles Dicken’s short story, A Christmas Carol. For more than a decade now, I’ve enjoyed this classic as part of my holiday tradition. Its familiar phrases, quaint scenes, and uplifting seasonal message get me...

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The Legless Running Idol

The Legless Running Idol

I have fallen in love. I don’t know how else to explain it. I could use the words enjoy or relish. But nothing captures how I feel like that four-letter word: love. And what am I in love with? Running. Yes. As odd as it sounds, I’m here to confess: “My name is Tyler....

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Advice for College Students

Advice for College Students

Another semester is here. Young men and women from across the globe have descended on the Burg for another nine months. Most of us locals love what you students do to our economy while resenting what you do to our traffic (especially on Wards Road!) I, for one,...

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Sabbatical Takeaways

Sabbatical Takeaways

It was the great philosopher Arnold Schwarzenegger who said, “I’ll be back.” In July, I made that same promise (without the Austrian accent). Now it’s come true. Like it or not, I’m back! Back at FBC. Back in the pulpit. And back for another season of ministry. (For...

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Home Bittersweet Home

Home Bittersweet Home

Twelve days ago, the Scarlett Nation packed up our belongings and headed west. Sure, it was only 5.9 miles west, but it was west, nonetheless. Fifteen years after we bought it (almost to the day), we said goodbye to our Perrowville abode and migrated to The Fields on...

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