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Prophetic Outrage – Prophetic Lamenation

A Time to Hear, Heal, and Help by Dr. Chris Williamson Injustice has occurred on the earth ever since Cain killed Abel.  Injustice is when one person or group of people marginalizes and mistreats another person or group of people by perverting or denying basic fairness, equity, and justice.  Many of us can still relate to…

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Be Strong and Rest!

by Dr. Chris Williamson
When it comes to praying for me during my sabbatical, please pray that I will “Be Strong and Rest!” I also know that you will pray for me as the Spirit leads, but if you need some specifics you can pray for…

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He Makes Me Lie Down

by Dr. Chris Williamson
On Sunday, October 25, 2015, I shared with the body of Strong Tower Bible Church that I am taking a much-needed sabbatical….

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The Night Someone Called My Daughter A Nigger

by Pastor Chris Williamson (written with permission) What do you do when you don’t know what to do? It was Saturday after midnight. I was sitting in my bed reading and preparing notes for the sermon I was to preach in a few hours when my wife and daughter walked into the bedroom. It was obvious…

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Give Social Exegesis A Try

by Pastor Chris Williamson These days, there seems to be an unending drama between some white police officers and some members of the black community. With the abundance of cell phone cameras and now body cameras on some police officers, Americans will continue to see a proliferation of controversial and sometimes hard-to-watch videos thrust upon us with…

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Using Social Exegesis on the Pages of Life

by Pastor Chris Williamson
Social exegesis is the ability to observe and wisely interpret the multiple layers and complex pieces of society. It not only strives to contextualize the whole picture, but it also detects the uncomely holes in the picture while investigating how the holes got there in the first place. …

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Want To See A Change? Change Churches!

by Pastor Chris Williamson STBC, pardon me as I preach to the choir… I thank God that He called me almost 20 years ago to plant and lead a multiracial church in the south, comprised primarily of blacks and whites at approximately 50% for each people group. Strong Tower Bible Church is truly a miracle, and I praise…

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Prison Pillows

Finding Rest in Moments of Duress
By Pastor Chris Williamson
The truth is, I don’t know how to rest. I don’t know how to be still. As a result, God has to make me lie down sometimes because sadly, I won’t slow down. . . . We must be reminded that the God we serve commands and expects Sabbath from all of His children—including pastors! …

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How to Join a Church in 2015

Pastor Chris Williamson
Since 2015 has begun, gyms and churches are full of people seeking to improve themselves physically and spiritually. As January memberships rise in both institutions, allow me to give you ten tips on how to join a church in 2015…

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Ferguson: What’s Missing in This Conversation?

by Pastor Chris Williamson
This morning, I opened my Bible and felt compelled to do a word study on the word “compassion.” What does this have to do with the controversial events surrounding Ferguson, Missouri? Everything. …

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Prophecy v. Tongues

God determines who receives which gifts. Some of us have the gift of prophecy, and some of us have the gift of tongues. There are different gifts, but the same Spirit…. The same Spirit who gave us our unique gifts is the same Spirit who brings unity in the body of Christ. We are one but we are not the same….

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Weeds in a Dixie Cup

When I was a boy I would pick “flowers” from our yard and give them to my mother. Little did I know the flowers I picked for her were actually weeds! I didn’t know it at the time, but in my five-year old mind I was showing love to my mother and giving her the best that I could give….

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You Don’t Want Hagar

We must learn not to settle for Hagar. Hagar is not God’s choice. Hagar is our choice. …

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Built to Believe

“You believe because you have seen Me. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29…

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We Closed and Eighteen Hallelujahs!

Yesterday, February 18, 2014 was a beautiful day, because on it, we were able to close on the church’s property! …

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When Your Season Is Up

I believe the Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts with pinpoint accuracy and undeniable clarity, especially when it comes to our season in a local church…

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Why Did STBC Leave Franklin?

Upon completing seminary in 1992, Dorena and I moved to Nashville, TN because it was the hub of Christian music and my record company was there…

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Farewell to Hutch

On December 18, 2013, Ken Hutcherson, Senior Pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, Washington passed away after a twelve-year battle with bone cancer…

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