Don’t Lose Heart…Have Confidence!

by Benjamin Burks on December 1, 2010 · 0 comments

A couple of months ago, Pastor Kingsbury began to preach a series of messages on a phrase in the Old Testament, “be strong in the Lord and of good courage.”  I missed this very first message as I was preaching to the NLBBC (college) class at the same time.  After this particular message on a Wednesday night, […]

Transparency I

by Benjamin Burks on November 19, 2010 · 0 comments

Transparency Defined I have noticed one quality that seems to appear in the life of a student at Reformers Unanimous when he/she really begins to experience a breakthrough and a change in their behavior. The one word that describes this quality is transparency. What is transparency? The dictionary defines transparency as: That state or property […]

The Risk of Transparency II

by Benjamin Burks on November 18, 2010 · 0 comments

“The Gambler” is the title track found on Kenny Rogers’ 1978 album. The song itself tells the story of a late-night meeting on a train “bound for nowhere” between Rogers (as narrator) and an unnamed old man, known as the gambler. The gambler says that he can tell “Rogers” is down on his luck (“out […]