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...
The Basics of Believer’s Baptism

The Basics of Believer’s Baptism

This last Sunday, we had the joy of celebrating the ordinance of baptism together. Despite what some think, baptism is not “just about the person being baptized.” It is an ordinance for all of us to see, affirm, celebrate, and even applaud. It builds the church and...
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....
LATIN FOR DUMMIES…I MEAN, BAPTISTS

LATIN FOR DUMMIES…I MEAN, BAPTISTS

I do not read Latin. I’ve never studied it or had a course in it. But I do know that this language has shaped and formed Christianity down the ages. Believe it or not, this dead language still plays a significant role in our living faith. And it is helpful, for all of...
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,...