Newly-Discovered Nuggets From God’s Word

By Barbara Rainey | November 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

My seminary class this semester is “The Story of Scripture,” a high-level view of the whole Bible. To make it memorable my prof, who also happens to be the president of the seminary, taught us all a rhythmic chant. He’s very musical and would have been a great cheerleader or yell leader in high school […]

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For An Audience of One: Truth Stands Firm

By Barbara Rainey | August 1, 2022 | 1 Comment

Just a few years after Jesus went back to heaven, those who followed Him began to be persecuted. In AD 202, the Roman emperor issued an edict against all Christians. Among those arrested was a young mother in her early 20s named Perpetua. Born in North Africa, Perpetua grew up in a prosperous family with […]

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All the Children of the World: Truth Takes Action

By Barbara Rainey | July 25, 2022 | 1 Comment

Thomas Bernardo was small in stature—he stood a mere five feet and three inches—but he towered with commitment to share the love of Christ with the street children of London. Thomas was motivated by the truth of Scriptures like John 21:17, which calls us to “Feed my sheep,” and Matthew 25:40, where Christ says, “… […]

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A Mutineer and a Monk: Truth Brings Freedom

By Barbara Rainey | July 18, 2022 | 1 Comment

The book and film Mutiny on the Bounty tell the story of the notorious revolt that occurred aboard the English ship the Bounty. In 1789 the Bounty and her crew sailed across the Pacific Ocean on a voyage of exploration. After a six-month stay on the tropical island of Tahiti, many of the sailors decided […]

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Champion of the Cherokee

By Barbara Rainey | July 11, 2022 | 3 Comments

As children, we run into bullies who are often bigger and stronger, or at least like to think they are. They act powerful by saying mean things, pushing and shoving, hitting, or stealing. Adults can be bullies, too. The hunger for power—seen often in adults through abuse of authority, angry speech, and manipulative behavior—is motivated […]

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