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Will Anything Change?

I did another interview today with a national research organization about multicultural church ministry and it sparked these thoughts..

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A Heart Lesson From A Frozen Pipe

by Dr. Chris Williamson I was on my knees praying at the foot of my bed when I got a phone call from my Executive Pastor, Gerry Lewis. It was the last Sunday of 2017 and I was excited to come to church to worship God with His people and prepare to cross over with them…

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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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