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Author Tyler Tankersley

Seattle-based megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll is no stranger to controversy. He recently wrote a blog titled “Is God a Pacifist?” that has garnered much attention and reaction. Driscoll is currently in the midst of a sermon series that is journeying through the Ten Commandments and the blog is expanding on his ideas about the sixth […] Read More

When I was a teenager, there was a day called See You at the Pole (SYATP). We were encouraged to show up at the flagpole before school started, join hands and pray together. I went to a large high school so this usually meant that people saw more than 100 students praying around the school’s […] Read More

Deuteronomy 22:8 offers the following commandment: “When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof; otherwise you might have blood-guilt on your house, if anyone should fall from it.” At first, these verses do not seem to have much application to our context. However, if we allow the spirit of […] Read More

Every year it seems that the Christmas season grows. This year, “Black Friday” sales invaded Thanksgiving Day and began at 8 p.m. Thursday evening. And we have all lamented Christmas trees being put up in stores as soon as August or July. With that in mind, I find it fascinating when I hear the phrase […] Read More

Every year on my birthday, my wonderful mother is always willing to cook a meal of my choosing. The common denominator in almost all of these meals is chicken. Teriyaki chicken. Barbecue chicken. Chicken ‘n’ dumplings. It really doesn’t matter so long as chicken is involved. Two years ago, my wife decided to become a […] Read More

Recently, the Missouri House of Representatives endorsed legislation that would allow advertising on school buses. This would allow school districts to lease space on the inside and outside of their buses to private corporations. The intent of this legislation is to help cover the costs of school transportation; each school district will be required to […] Read More