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2022 is nearly over, which means the American New Year is almost here! This can be a time of great hope for a bright and successful new year, but it also can be a time of great pessimism, telling yourself that 2023 is just going to be the same as any other year (cue The…

It is a joy to be able to serve as your CSBC president for a second term.  I am grateful to God for all the support and prayers I have received, as well as the support extended to those serving on the sexual abuse task force and the executive board.  We had a great meeting…

It was the middle of the American Civil War in 1863 when Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the poem that would become the Christmas carol “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” 1863 had seen the bloodiest battle of the war at Gettysburg, and Longfellow’s son enlisted in the Union Army without his father’s consent and…

The Christmas season finds the word “Joy” popping up on greeting cards, decorations, advertisements, and songs. If an archeologist were to excavate the 21st century and, in the layers of excavation, he stumbled onto what we call “Christmas time,” the artifacts would indicate that we were clearly a joyous people. What the archeologist may not…

As we head into this Christmas season, you will hear quite a bit about people showing love through the giving of gifts and the spending of time together. But is that truly love? Is that the kind of love that God calls us to in the Bible? Tony Evans defines biblical love as “…the decision…