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Our Corner of the Kingdom

October 25, 2017

A statement I make often in our churches is “before there was Creation there was Community.” Our triune God existed before creation as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in perfect harmony and community with one another. Therefore, when we (created in God’s image) live in lo...

September 28, 2017

In the past I have decried the demise of civil discourse in our society and to a degree within our churches. Polarization, hardening of positions, and silo thinking have come to dominate. The term compromise has become synonymous with weakness. I applaud a person with...

June 28, 2017

Instead of this column being about our Cuba mission trip, we placed a link to its report on the home page of our MSBA website (www.msbawv.org). I encourage you to read it and rejoice in how God used our team for His glory May 26-June 3. We will add a PPT about the trip...

April 27, 2017


When Bede the Venerable wrote The Ecclesiastical History of the English People around 731 AD, his library of 250 books was perhaps the largest in England. Before the printing press was invented in the early 1500’s, humanity had the “luxury” of absorbing t...

April 27, 2017

Depending on which predictive source you choose, the sum of human knowledge doubles every 12-18 months; until the 20th century the sum of human knowledge had doubled every century. Before the printing press humanity had the “luxury” of absorbing the wisdom of the ages...

January 26, 2017

The “Precariat” Population Explosion

In a recent Time article (Jan. 23, 2017) Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum that meets yearly in Davos, Switzerland, used the term Precariat to describe a growing segment of society. The term is what linguists call...

November 30, 2016

This column usually addresses a biblical/ ministry topic of general interest. So much is going on right now in our association the emphasis will be more on NEWSletter than newsLETTER.

            1) Annual MSBA Christmas Dinner---this is for our pastors and paid ministr...

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