Tag: Bible

Fellow pastors, former students remember Fry for pastoring despite dying

Laughter and tears were equally present Nov. 4 during a celebration of the life of the late Pastor Mark Fry. The standing-room-only service was attended by more than 200 people. Fry died Oct. 20 after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Alan Brook, associate pastor for Calvary Chapel, was the […]

Thomas Nelson’s KJV Know the Word Study Bible Kindle Fire giveaway

I love study Bibles. A well-done study Bible can do much to enhance what time you have to study God’s Word. A while back, I reviewed the New King James Version (NKJV) Know the Word Study Bible. So, when the King James Version (KJV) became available, I was very excited. […]

The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible review and Grow in the Word Giveaway

Creating habits of studying God’s Word can be challenging. Between the rat race we call work and trying to catch up on household chores, sitting down to truly study seems overwhelming. Study Bibles can enhance a Christian’s exploration of the Word greatly. Thomas Nelson’s recently released New King James Version […]

Decker: Protests are fine, but destructive tactics always are evil

For much of human history, regardless of the chosen nation’s political ideology, the human voice never has been silenced. From Russia and China to the United States and around the world — voices have risen up no matter the cost. As a minister of the Gospel, I have read the […]

“The Daniel Code” by O.S. Hawkins: A guide to being a culture warrior

O.S. Hawkins has become well known for his “code” books, a series of books that deals with different aspects of faith by looking at Biblical examples. “The Daniel Code: Living Out Truth in a Culture That Is Losing Its Way” uses the Biblical example of Daniel to address living faith […]

Hope for Today: The importance of prayer for our new President Trump

I believe in the importance and power of prayer. Very few times in my life have I had someone refuse it. Mostly, whether they were religious or not, they seemed to welcome prayer. Elected officials are among those. I have heard of some who were extremely grateful that people were […]

Schmidt Jewelers celebrating nearly 18 years in business in Arkansas City

Schmidt Jewelers will celebrate 18 years in business this year. Luke and Blanche Schmidt opened the doors of their jewelry store, located at 226 S. Summit St., on Sept. 9, 1999. The couple, who were wed that February, previously remodeled the building with the help of friends. From the ripping out […]

Know the Word Study Bible great addition to enhance anyone’s study

First and foremost, I’d like to say I really enjoyed the layout of the “Know the Word Study Bible.” The Bible includes many features such as book-by-book, verse-by-verse and topic-by-topic notes. Each book has an individual introduction, study-the-book notes and verse highlights to help readers to deepen their study. This […]

“Shattered Vigil” by Carr stuns with imaginative world, realistic characters

Victory over the dark forces during the feast of Bas-solas should have guaranteed safety for the continent. Instead, Willet and the rest of the Vigil discover they’ve been outsmarted by those seeking to unleash the evil that inhabits the Darkwater. Jorgen, the member of the Vigil assigned to Frayel, has […]

Calvary Chapel to host creation vs. evolution event Aug. 27

Those who have questions about the existence of God or how people can believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God are invited to attend an informative event at 6 p.m. Aug. 27, when Calvary Chapel in Arkansas City will be host to “Creation: […]