A Bonhoeffer Moment

Listen to “A Bonhoeffer Moment” by Fred Smith   Almost everywhere you turn – left and right – you will hear or read people saying, “This is a Bonhoeffer moment.” For [...]

One Thing Lacking

Listen to “One Thing Lacking” by Fred Smith   Several times in the New Testament we encounter the surprising notion that the best people are lacking something.  The rich young [...]

A Peace Profound

Listen to “A Peace Profound” by Fred Smith   I think it was long-time Chaplain of the Senate Dick Halverson who said, “In the beginning the church was a fellowship of men and [...]

Snakes on a Plain

Listen to “Snakes on a Plain” by Fred Smith   There are very few passages in Scripture as graphic and frightening as God’s sending “fiery serpents” in response to the grumbling [...]

Home Sweet Home

Listen to “Home Sweet Home” By Fred Smith   Much of the controversy around immigration lately is how many of the decisions are swayed by whether or not the migrant is bringing [...]

Burn The Bridge

Listen to “Burn the Bridge” by Fred Smith Shortly before the pilot announced we were making our final descent into Colorado Springs, a young man walked down the aisle to my seat and [...]

The House Always Loses

Listen to “The House Always Loses” by Fred Smith   The final commentary on the lives of many of the kings of Israel is, “He did evil and walked in the ways of Jeroboam.” But even [...]

The Inconvenient Elder

Listen to “The Inconvenient Elder” by Fred Smith   The creation of wealth often spurs an unexpected reaction in the next generation. During the 12th and early 13th centuries, [...]

Up in Smoke

Growing up Southern Baptist I have indelible memories of the Sunday School offering envelope used by the church. It was more than a tracking device for offerings. We were also graded by our [...]

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