1/20/2015 by Rev. Donavon Burton
As a science graduate from a state university, and a former science teacher – there was once a great wrestling at a period in my life between what I had been formerly taught academically and spiritually. As a pastor, I am now asked to address similar questions.
I wanted to share some thoughts on how I have come to reconcile what
10/1/2014 by Rev. Donavon Burton
Job, Jesus and Autism
Rev. Donavon Burton, M.Div.
Do you see that child at church, the grocery store, or in the parking lot ‘throwing a fit’? What do you think, and how do you respond? To be sure, some times it is a child who is just misbehaving, but it may also be a child with a developmental disability, like autism....
8/6/2013 by Angela Epperson
I recently read an article by Rachel Held Evans entitled Why Millennials are Leaving the Church, which can be found at http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/27/why-millennials-are-leaving-the-church/. The article has been on my mind since I read it over a week ago. Like Evans, I am 32 years old and between Generation X...
3/15/2013 by Angela Epperson
I found my Aaron this week! Yes, I know that I have a brother-in-law and a cousin named Aaron, but that’s not what I’m talking about it. Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and the people began to complain about not having water. God performed a miracle through Moses striking the rock and provided water for His ...
1/22/2013 by Angela Epperson
Each week I am going to have a blog with a letter to our parents about the upcoming Sunday School lesson and a family journal page. Check back each week to prepare for your child's Sunday School lesson.
Count to 10 with your kids. Ask them to name one rule that you follow in your house. Ask and see if they know why ...
1/14/2013 by Jeremy Cole
Over the last number of years I've watched hundreds receive a touch from God in the services at our church. In this revival, over and over again, I've witnessed great healing, deliverance, and spiritual transformation. I never tire of seeing work of Jesus Christ.
Reflecting on what transpires, I've had a number of people ask me some ...
1/10/2013 by Angela Epperson
My prayer for Beacon Hill Baptist Church in 2013 is transparency. Needless to say, 2012 was a difficult year. Personally, it was a time of frustration, disappointment, hurt, and lamentation. It is easy for me to blame these feelings on a person, a decision, experience, or a group of people. Recently, I realized that I share ...
1/10/2013 by Angela Epperson
I was fortunate to be raised in a Christian home with loving parents that loved the Lord. At the same time, I was blessed to be a part of a wonderful church family which included mentors that helped shape and mold me into the woman that I am today. I can think of two ladies at Beacon Hill that were great influences in my life: Anita ...
12/20/2012 by Angela Epperson
One of the delights of my job as a Children’s Ministry Director is sharing the gospel and leading children to Christ. Many of the children that I counsel come from no religious background and we have to start with the basics. We discuss who God is, who Christ is, sin, and our need for a Savior. Inevitably, a child makes a ...
10/17/2012 by Angela Epperson
What is your goal for the children of your home? How then shall your children live? As you many of you know, God has blessed our family with 3 beautiful gifts: Griffin, Gracie, and Grady. Our goal for our children is for them to exemplify the words of Luke 2:52 “Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and ...
10/11/2012 by Angela Epperson
Five years ago God blessed us with the birth of our first child, Griffin. Daniel and I have never taken our responsibility as parents lightly. It is a high calling from the Lord. God entrusted us with three children for us to nurture and develop into followers of Christ. Our prayer is that our children “will grow in wisdom and in stature and ...