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- The Question of Meaning and Christian Calling (8/8/2019) - By: Taylor Bell This blog post is an introduction to Life is Calling Team, a Lilly Endowment funded project led by Samford’s Center for Congregational Resources (CCR) researching how churches can more deeply help people discern and embody their God-given callings. As one of 16 CCR partnering congregations, a BCOC Life is Calling Team has […]
- What Happened To Summer? (8/1/2019) - By Rodney Franklin What happened to summer? What happened to pool parties, summer camps and hanging out with friends and family at the beach? What happened to summer? What happened to summer cookouts with endless days of lawns and gardens hoping for rain? What happened to summer? [...]
- Casting Lots (5/22/2019) - 21 We need to choose someone to take his place… 23 So they suggested the names of two men. One was Joseph, who was called Barsabbas. He was also called Justus. The other man was Matthias. 24 Then the believers prayed. They said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you […]
- Why I Need Good Friday (4/15/2019) - By: Taylor Bell This week, majority of the Christian Church journeys through its most significant week: Holy Week. While most Christians look forward to its culmination on of Easter Sunday, I am always most anticipating Good Friday. For those who are unfamiliar, Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday, and is the day Christians […]
- An In-depth review of “Beating Guns” by Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin (2/28/2019) - Beating Guns is a Christian moral reflection on the gravity of American gun violence. The book explores through historical inquiry, empirical studies, and political analysis our contemporary epidemic of gun violence. Claiborne and Martin develop the recognition that American gun violence is unnecessarily deadly and unique. As Christians, their ethical response is rooted in their […]