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Author Wade Smith

Jesus understood that freedom and truth go hand in hand. In John 8:31-32, Jesus taught his disciples that the “truth will set you free.” Where there is no truth, there is no freedom. And this is true “on earth as it is in heaven.” On earth, the Declaration of Independence set the United States apart […] Read More

God’s declaration to Abram in Genesis 12:2 is very familiar to most of us: “I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great.” If we keep reading, however, we discover in Genesis 12:3 that the purpose of God’s covenant with Abraham was not to bless him and […] Read More

In his poem, “Mending Wall,” published in 1914, Robert Frost stated the proverb, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Frost recognized that “where there are cows,” fences make good sense. However, he questioned the necessity of fences where they are not needed. He suggested that there is something within us that “doesn’t love a wall.” He […] Read More

‘The Disturbances’

“The Disturbances” tells the story of the 1966 genocide outbreak in northern Nigeria by the Hausas against the Igbos. An estimated 30,000 Igbos were killed over a few days in September with hundreds of thousands fleeing to their traditional homeland in eastern Nigeria. Robert Parham was a missionary kid (MK) in Nigeria during this time. […] Read More

The Fourth of July is almost here! This midsummer holiday offers an opportunity for families and friends to gather and celebrate the freedoms of our nation. Food, fireworks and patriotic music draw us together for a day and night of fun. The Fourth of July is also an opportunity to remember. We must remember and […] Read More

Do you remember the first day of college and the anxiety of sitting in a classroom with a new professor, new classmates and a syllabus that seemed impossible to accomplish in 16 weeks? The excitement, anticipation and fear of the moment were almost overwhelming, especially after the fourth or fifth class. Welcome to 2016! The […] Read More