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Fatherly Influence

By Javan Rowe I have been noticing increasingly more lately how much the things of this world work to shape my children. I would like to think that I am the primary influencer in their lives, but I have to wonder if this is the case. The truth is many things vie for their attention, […]

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Focus on the Physical

By Javan Rowe We often think of our walk with the Lord solely in spiritual terms, with no regard for our physical bodies. At first glance, the Bible appears to confirm this with verses like John 4:23: “Worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth,” with no mention of the body. Or […]


My Grandparents’ Faithfulness

By Javan Rowe We have all heard that cliché about making faith our own. The truth is that our faith is never really our own because of the interactions we undoubtedly experience. Upon retrospection, I find that my faith did not arise within me because of some inherent greatness. God is, of course, the author […]

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Entering the Gates Together

By Javan Rowe “No man is an island,” so the saying goes. For a world saturated with social media, it is ironic that we have become the most individualistic society in perhaps all of history. This is not only true of the broad culture but is witnessed within our faith as well. God intends for […]

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Thomas: More than His Doubts

By Javan Rowe When we contemplate doubt and what the Bible says on the subject, our attention tends to fall on Thomas. We are familiar with the passage where Thomas uttered those infamous words, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand […]