What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

By Bob Russell   I’ve never been very fond of New Year’s Eve. When I was a boy, our family usually went to church for a Watch Night service on December 31. The activities started around 9:00 p.m. and included some children’s games and light snacks. We gathered for a devotional service just before midnight, […]


Should Christians Be Patriotic?

By Bob Russell   This coming Thursday is July 4th. While we still go through the motions of celebrating Independence Day as a national holiday, there really isn’t much patriotic fervor anymore. There aren’t many grand parades or moving speeches about the glories of the American Revolution. In churches there aren’t many rousing patriotic services […]


The relevance of Easter

By Bob Russell   The resurrection of Jesus Christ occurred nearly 2,000 years ago. Yet the reality of Easter underscores two relevant principles that should dramatically impact our lives every day.    Ultimate Hope Life after death is a realistic promise. Since the will to live is arguably the strongest human instinct, there is no […]