Hank Explains Resurrection

"Hank, I have a question about resurrection." "What's the question?" "If we go straight to heaven when we die, what's the point of the resurrection?" "That's a very good question, Ede. I'm happy you asked it. It is very clear in the Word of God, that there are two resurrections. The first one is of …

God’s Anger at Sin

Image by Freepik "But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.  For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can …

Leo’s Tattoos

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "Father, I guess I should have worn a shirt or something before coming into the church," said the young man whom Father Culpepper had never seen before. He was in his late teens or early twenties. It was hard to tell. His arms and neck were covered in tattoos Maybe that …

At the Community Center

Hank was sitting on the bench at the community center when Anaïs walked over to him. "Hello, Pastor Hank." "Hello, Anaïs." "I didn't expect to run into you here but I'm glad I did. I'm here to sign up for a Fitness Kickboxing class." "That's great. I'm here because I teach Vegan and Vegetarian cooking …

Shaniqua’s Story

I used to be a prostitute.  And then, one night, I met a Catholic priest who changed my life forever. Father Ramirez didn't preach at me like most religious people do.  Instead, he asked me about myself and what got me into prostitution.  He sat and listened as I shared my story and not once …

FGM in America

“To cut off the sensitive sexual organ of a girl is directly against the honesty of nature, a distortion to her womanhood, and an abuse of her fundamental human right”- Joseph Osuigwe Chidiebere Jennifer, seen here as a child, underwent FGM When you hear about female genital mutilation (FGM), you automatically think of Africa where …

The Heart Matters

Things weren't working out as Gina had hoped. Yes, they were sleeping in the same bed but, whenever she tried to make a move on him, he would roll on to his side with his back turned to her. Hurt and frustrated, she would lie there and stare at his naked back, aching to touch …

It’s a No-No

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? - 1 Corinthians 3:16, ESV A couple of years ago my husband and I were having anal sex.  It wasn’t something we ever imagined we would do but at my former job, there were a couple of women who …

I Have A Chance Too

I've always felt as if I didn't stand a chance with most men because I'm a plus-size woman. I'm the fat friend who tags along and ends up sitting in a corner, nursing my drink and watching everyone else hook up with someone. Many times, I went home feeling rejected and dejected and cried myself …

Angels Are Real

There was a time when I didn't believe that angels were real although I grew up in a Christian home.  But something happened to me five years ago which changed my mind.  It was on a Friday evening and I was on my way to my apartment.  I took a shortcut through a street that …

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