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"Tellin' the Story" is my personal blog but it is also a part of the ministry that God has called me to. My primary calling is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ but the Lord has been gracious to give me a passion for writing as well. In my life I have been a part of many churches in various denominations. I currently serve in a Baptist church but my primary allegiance is to Christ and the Kingdom of God. I tell you that so you will know that I write from a Christian point of view. Some things may seem very Baptist and some things may not but it is my belief that, at the core, Christians all over the world have certain common beliefs. This is what C.S Lewis would call "mere Christianity."

One of my primary presuppositions is that the Bible is the perfect Word of God and that, as such, it is our authority as Christians. Though the nature of a blog insinuates that my opinion will be the subject matter, I always strive to root my writing in Scripture.

On this blog we strive to offer a variety of articles. Some may be devotional. Some may be thought provoking. Some may be funny. You also may find an occasional book review or recommendation or anything else that strikes our fancy. However, we want to bring God glory and honor with all that we do including this blog so that will be our overriding concern and guiding principle. Please enjoy our blog and we welcome your feedback!

Godspeed,

Christian R. Herring




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Characteristics of a Godly Watchman Pt. 1: Vigilance

Most everyone has heard an alarm go off. It may be something as mundane as the alarm clock every morning that tells us it is time to get up and get ready for work, or it may be something as frightening as a fire alarm. No matter what the specific purpose of the alarm they all share one common theme: they are meant to alert people and warn them of impending danger.

In Joel 2:1 the Lord commands the prophet to; Blow a trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm on My holy mountainbecause the day of the Lord is coming. That is, God’s judgment is coming upon Israel for their sinfulness. Further along in the chapter, in verse 15, Joel is again commanded to blow a trumpet but this time it is to call the assembly of the people together so that they can, consecrate a fast. This tells us two important things about the role, or the duty, of the prophet of God. First, it tells us that the prophet is to act as an alarm to warn the people of God’s coming judgment. Secondly, the prophet is also to be the mo…

A Letter to Christian Girls.

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Tonight my wife has been asked to speak to a group of Christian girls on the issues of dating, purity, relationships, etc. As part of that, the youth pastor of this church asked if I would write a letter to the group of young women from a guy's point of view. Now, I can't say as I remember ever having written a letter to a group of teenage girls but I do have some pretty strong feelings about the way our culture has portrayed love, marriage and particularly women. So, what I would like to do in this post is reproduce for you some of this letter. I may add some here and subtract some there but I want this to be my letter to all the Christian, young ladies out there.



What I want to do, through this letter, is share some things from a “guys” point of view because it’s no secret that we see things a little differently than you ladies do. You may think that all we think about …

My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter?

Have you ever seen that bumper sticker? The one that says "My boss is a Jewish carpenter." I certainly have and generally when I see it I quietly agree with the driver and take the encouragement that comes with seeing a fellow soldier in the Lord's army. Just this evening, though, I had a thought as I was driving home from Bible study. "Should Jesus be my boss?" Now before you go casting judgment on the thought let me explain what I mean. I propose that instead if being a "boss" we should be looking at God and Christ as "Master." I'll explain by looking at some differences in the idea of boss and master.

Difference #1: Why were you hired?

When an individual is hired for a job by an employer it is for a specific reason. Perhaps a particular skill, talent or level of education qualifies someone for a particular job. The employer hires the person that is the most qualified to fulfill the task. Granted, this is the way it is supposed to work. …