Why Did God Allow the Storm?

Why Did God Allow the Storm?

By Steven Norris      One of the more heart-breaking and touching experiences I had over the past week was a conversation between two neighbors. Their respective houses were only yards apart, yet one had been flattened by an uprooted tree, while the other sat...
A Prayer in the Aftermath

A Prayer in the Aftermath

By Steven Norris O God,      I confess that I may have lied this week. Lied is such a strong word. Maybe I can rightly say that I didn’t believe as I was supposed to believe…or was expected to believe. I said the right words with my mouth, reading them straight from...

Is Change Possible?

By Steven Norris      As I neared the end of my time in seminary, one professor posed a challenge to our class. “We’ve spent a lot of time learning to exegete (interpret) the scriptures effectively. To what degree, however, have we learned to exegete the broader...
Restoring Faith in Our Community

Restoring Faith in Our Community

By Steven Norris      “This has restored my faith in humanity.” So said a Griffin firefighter as he volunteered his “off time” over the Christmas holiday weekend to serve folks in our community.     The idea started in a Sunday school class a week prior to Christmas....
Making Room in the Inn

Making Room in the Inn

By Steven Norris      He is the most famous character from the Nativity that shows up in many of our pageants, but fails to make an appearance in any of the four gospel accounts. Obviously, I am referring to the innkeeper. “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and...