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The Spirit of 9/11

Every year the Barberton Fire Department conducts an impressive and solemn 9/11 remembrance commemoration.   This year was no exception, and in my opinion was their best.  Pastor Joe Schoblocher, Lead Pastor of Emmanuel Christian Assembly, and Rick Schwenning, firefighter...

JET

“There was a man sent from God, and his name was John.”  Jesus was speaking of John the Baptist when He made that statement, but I’m referring to John Elmer Turner.  If you knew him like I did, you...

Darkness

When the words “dark” or “night” are used in Scripture, usually it’s in the context of fear, frustration, or failure.   In the very first chapter of the very first book of the Bible, God begins painting a dark picture...

Change

Photo Credits: Paul Tople, Akron Beacon Journal and Jeanette Deltour, akronist.com Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes there is a time for everything. There is a time to be born and a time to die. Springtime is that season of...

Robbed

Have you ever been robbed?  I have. Five times to be exact, and the feelings and thoughts that follow are not always holy or healthy.  When I served as pastor in Cuyahoga Falls, our church was violated twice by...