Meet Me at the Lamp Post

Several years ago, I found myself in the company of a high school freshman with whom I had not visited in some time. We sat down to catch up on things, chatting about volleyball, band, friends and the differences between ninth grade and middle school. We talked about her classes, and when I asked what … Continued

What Do You Think Heaven Is Going To Be Like?

By Bill Risinger Recently, Patti and I got to spend some wonderful days with Patti’s father. Charlie is a godly man who has dedicated his life to the Lord’s service. He is experiencing some very difficult health issues, and seems to be spending a lot of time contemplating heaven. I have always loved conversations about … Continued

A Holy Kiss and Open Table

By Micah Risinger “Greet one another with a holy kiss.” Ever wondered why Paul advocates for the “holy kiss” four times in his epistles? Roman society, with its social-status structure, required that people only exchange kisses with peers (i.e. people of the same class). This is not all that different from how we, in our … Continued