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Bible Reading Plans
Posted by Gretchen Smith on

Well, they say confession is good for the soul.  I can’t believe I am going to tell all of you this but, here it goes.  I have never read the entire Bible.  I’ve been a believer for over 40 years and I have not read the complete book that is supposed to guide my...

Psalm 1
Posted by James Carroll on

“Blessed is the man…” God’s word is a fountain of blessing. Whether it’s distraction, indifference, or willful disregard, many of us fail to enjoy the resource of favor and protection provided by this never-ending stream. May we start this year and each new day...

Testimony - Amanda Newsome
Posted by Amanda Newsome on

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Amanda Newsome.  I’m a senior at Transylvania University studying Psychology and Biology. During my first month at Transy someone told me that I may come to college a conservative Christian, but there was no way that I would leave...

Crossing Church Update - February 2015
Posted by Ed Hardin on

Crossing Church is in Russia. Yep, we’re not sure how we got there but we are there nonetheless. You see, part of our commitment to excellence has been to ensure we have a digital presence as a host of people have turned to the web, mobile apps, Twitter, etc. as part of what they use to...

Crossing Church
Posted by Ed Hardin on

Edwin Starr’s hit Vietnam protest song “War” topped the Billboard Charts in 1970. Concerning war, Starr repeatedly asked the question, “what is it good for?” in the anthem by simply replying “absolutely nothing.” Part of Crossing Church...

New Beginnings
Posted by Ed Hardin on

It’s intriguing how being confronted with the end of nearly anything in life elicits and encourages us to begin looking to the beginning of what lies ahead. The high school senior; the man who loses his job; the woman who retires; the patient who is told there are only 6 months to live...

Barren Heights Update
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What would our Thanksgiving have been without pausing to think of all of our friends and supports at Parkway Baptist Church?  It is, honestly, hard to imagine Barren Heights Retreat Center without the love and labor of so many of you.  Thank you for making such an impact, not only on...

Wild Game Dinner
Posted by Tommy Raisor on

About 12 years ago a group of men from Parkway Baptist Church started thinking of a way to reach people that were un-churched or not regular attendees to any church.  Men that enjoyed activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, and trap shooting became the targeted group.  People...

Greetings from Colombia!
Posted by Lori Hart on

Our first week in Colombia has been surreal to say the least.  It’s hard to believe we are here and yet the sights, sounds and smells tell us we are definitely in Bogota!  Bogota is the busiest place I have ever seen.  The streets are packed with taxis, buses and...