David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17)

The story of David’s victory over the Philistine giant Goliath was real, of course, but it is also an acted-out parable of the promise of Genesis 3:15. It symbolizes the work of Christ in two different, though related, aspects: Christ’s moral victory over the power of sin in its personal …

Escape from the Matrix

Some time ago, 1999 to be exact, a science fiction movie came out that was both innovative and disturbing; intelligently complex, yet filled with violence. The film was ahead of its time in both subject matter and in special effects. There was nothing ever made like it. It went on …

The Way of Cain, (6) Cain: The Legacy

“When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans [men] were beautiful” (Gen 6:2). The history of the antediluvian world can be viewed as a struggle between two groups: the sons of …

The Two Pillars

The building of the Temple Seven years was the time it took Solomon to complete the Temple and the House of God. It must have been seven long years, and it was a massive undertaking: you have these monumental stones which had to be quarried in another place and hauled …

Communication

Introduction All too often, our modern communications are seasoned with venom, not salt. Waging war by e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or any other of the electronic tools spawned by the internet has become routine, even, unfortunately, sometimes within our community. And this is only one of the problems we see today. …

In Memory of Brother Wesley Booker

Bro. Wesley Booker was a humble man who quietly influenced many lives. He lived a simple life, but there was an unfathomed depth behind his apparent simplicity. For most of his life, Wesley was a fifth grade mathematics teacher. He was also an expert tennis player, and enjoyed coaching others. …

John Connally — A Christadelphian Connection

Because it’s around the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, I’ll share my connection to it. I grew up in Texas and attended the San Antonio meeting, where my grandfather guided the building/refitting of our meeting hall (an old Army barracks). My grandfather was Philemon Connally, John Connally was my …

The Seed Never Sees the Flower

In this day and age, and I guess all throughout history, man has been, particularly when it comes to business, goal-oriented. We are creatures of the flesh: seeing, wanting, craving, and needing statistics and the facts and figures that go with it. After all, aren’t we supposed to get back …