Pastor Jason Selman

Are We Being the Church?

This month’s Pastor’s Perspective is delivered by Pastor Jason Selman, AIM Church Are we being the Church? This is a question we must ask ourselves as we see world conditions rapidly changing around us. I have attended church faithfully almost my entire life and have seen many evangelistic events, revivals, and good deeds done through […]

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Busy by Ian Carmichael

It’s probably more than a little cliché to point out that we are a busy people who live in a busy time. And while we tend to think there is something unique to the modern context that pushes us especially hard toward overwork, as I have read the books of previous eras I have come […]

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A Divine Tapestry by Ryan McGraw

Sometimes it’s simple enough to know what a book is, but a little more difficult to know what it’s meant for. Understanding a book’s contents is sometimes a bit simpler than knowing how to use it. And I’d say that’s exactly the case for A Divine Tapestry by Ryan McGraw. A Divine Tapestry is simply […]

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Faith @ Work: Sederick Fluker, Executive Director of Montgomery S.T.E.P Foundation

As the Executive Director for Montgomery S.T.E.P. Foundation, what does your position entail? SF: My position entails setting a vision for the organization and helping ensure it fulfills its mission. I’m also in charge of establishing high-impact programs that change the trajectory of life for hundreds of at risk youth S.T.E.P. serves. Lastly, it allows […]

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Should Christians Self Care

Words and phrases come and go. Both within the church and without, they often rise for a while, then quietly slip into decline and disuse. It is an annual tradition for dictionaries to announce the new words they are adding as well as the antiquated ones they are removing. I’ve repeatedly heard the phrase “self-care,” […]

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Trusting God with Decisions, Feeling Peace

I never intended to adopt a second dog. The rescue we currently had was a dream: loyal, obedient, protective, and the best addition to a home I could have hoped for. He was a runner – sprinting from the house at any given chance – but Bo was loved, and loved us fiercely in return. […]

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ChatGPT and the Image of God

A pastor and journalist who spent a number of years leading an Alabama church posed a question in the title of a book he wrote: Who Will Rule The Coming ‘gods’?: The Looming Spiritual Crisis of Artificial Intelligence. These so-called “deities” to which he is referring are technological in nature, and he delves into the […]

Counselors Corner

Cancer and Mental Health

No one wants to think about cancer, but few of us, whether ourselves, a friend, or a loved one, are untouched by this diagnosis. In fact, when I was researching information online about cancer, the first article was titled, “1.95M People May Be Diagnosed With Cancer in 2023.” The word cancer is unsettling, and I […]

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Got a Grudge?

I went back home to Ghana a few years ago and witnessed two brothers arguing over something that had happened between them decades before. They involved many family members as they carried the grudge through the years. This caused division as each family member rallied to support one of the brothers. I had the opportunity […]

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A Place of Safety and Belonging

Amy Cate Smith returned home from her freshman year at Auburn 10 years ago and started a small group with 20 girls and their moms. She surrounded herself with girls she used to babysit – and friends of theirs, providing them a place where they felt safe to be who they were without judgment, a […]