Posts by Roy Henry (Page 12)

Posts by Roy Henry (Page 12)

Teaching about Islam

It seems as though hardly a day goes by that someone is not outraged about something.  Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, allow people to instantly express their often vehement disapproval of whatever the incident du jour is.  One of the more recent objects of scorn has been schools and teachers who, in their social studies curriculum, are teaching about Islam. …

Glorifying God

On October 3, 2015, the Women’s Ministry here at Faith Baptist Church will be hosting its first women’s conference, entitled, “Who Am I?  Finding Your Identity in Christ.”  Thanks to the leadership and prayer of four of our own ladies – Jeanne Babcock, Aryn Henry, Sarah Scaia, and Heather Thomas – as well as the assistance of several volunteers from among the church…

Ordination

As we prepare to celebrate an ordination service this weekend, I have been thinking a lot about what ordination means.  The word means to appoint or to set apart someone for ministry, usually within the context of the offices of elder/pastor and deacon.  It is a solemn and important aspect in the life of the church, because it is a declaration to the world that first, God…

I’m a Christian, But…

Viral used to carry a very negative connotation (“I have a viral infection” meant this was someone you wanted to steer clear of for a while!), but today the term can mean something good from an advertising or marketing perspective.  We talk about “viral videos” or “viral marketing,” meaning something is spreading both quickly and broadly across various media sources…

Back to School Thoughts

Labor Day weekend means a lot of different things to folks.  For some it is a celebration of work and workers.  For others it is the last hurrah of summer, one final opportunity to enjoy the grill and the outdoors before the chill of fall sets in.  In Michigan, however, Labor Day has a shared meaning for parents and children alike:  back to school.  This week will herald…

The Lack of Grieving

Over the past several weeks, there has been much in the news that reveals the depravity of the human condition apart from Christ.  As I write this note, several videos have been released regarding the horrors of what Planned Parenthood (an oxymoron of the first order) has been doing in regards to its death industry.  We have seen people, on camera, discuss how they…