Grieving the Storms

Grieving the Storms

By Steven Norris      Since the storms of January 12, members of our community have shared their experiences coping with the tragedy and its aftermath. For some, it was a trauma that they have been reliving repeatedly. They may still experience the sounds and sites...
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....