The Navigator: 6.18.2020



During our meeting with Pastor Lowrie this past Monday morning he offered, “Since we missed Mother’s Day due to COVID, what do you think about making this Sunday, traditionally Father’s Day, more of a ‘Parents Day?'”  My reply?  Brilliant.

Join us this Sunday as D.L. shares what the Bible says about the relationship between a child and his/her parents.


REMINDER:  Pastor Search Team & 2020-2021 Church Budget Vote

The deadline for Pastor Search Team nominations was this past Sunday, June 14th.

Announced this past Sunday morning in both services was a called business meeting on Sunday, June 28th, at the conclusion of both worship services to vote on the following:

1) Affirm the selections for pastor search committee, and                                                                 2) 2020-2021 budget that will run from July 1-March 31.

Both votes will be “voice votes”.

Wednesday, June 24 at 6pm – Town Hall discussion regarding budget for anyone interested.



All Sunday School classes will meet at 9:15.  Combined worship service at 10:45.

Classroom assignments for July 5th:  (NA indicates class is not yet meeting on campus)

Open Door – Student Center

Duncan A & B – FLC


Ladies’ Class – 109

Special Friends – 110

Travelers – 209

Wellspring – 210

Singles – 211

The Village – NA

Base Camp – 215

Generations – 216

Young Adult – NA

University – NA

Transitions – 219



* Sunday, July 12th – all Youth & Childrens Ministry activities resume.



The picture immediately below has been making the rounds on social media.  Its message is fallacious, religious propaganda created to plant seeds of doubt regarding the reliability of modern English translations by those who woodenly – and ignorantly – believe the KJV is the only reliable English translation of the Bible.

I have read three books by respected scholars on “how we got our English Bible.”  (If interested, you can investigate those resources here and here and here. Either would be a strategic addition to your library.)

Before reading further, please watch this brief clip by renowned New Testament scholar, Dr. Bill Mounce, for easy-to-understand insight into the historical reliability of modern English translations of the Bible:

Additionally, please watch the 3-minute video below by another renowned New Testament scholar, Dr. Dan Wallace, regarding “variances” between various translations:

Finally, consider reading the articles I have linked for you here.  They are wonderful, informative resources.  You can access the articles here and here and a lengthier, more academic article here.

So, why would I make such a big deal out of this issue?

Because, as teachers of the Bible – what we proclaim to be the sole source of Christian authority – we better be able to defend it.

The above section of this E-News is also accessible via my blog here.



Pastor Lowrie’s message from this past Sunday, 7/14, can be viewed here.

My Table Talk from this past Sunday, 7/14, can be viewed here.  Apparently, this one hit home with listeners as it was viewed well over 400 times in one day.



The “quote” for this week is actually a brief visit between Pooh and his good friend, Piglet.  Enjoy…

“Piglet?” said Pooh.

“Yes Pooh?” said Piglet.

“Do you ever have days when everything feels… Not Very Okay At All? And sometimes you don’t even know why you feel Not Very Okay At All, you just know that you do.”

“Oh yes,” said Piglet. “I definitely have those days.”

“Really?” said Pooh in surprise. “I would never have thought that. You always seem so happy and like you have got everything in life all sorted out.”

Piglet replied and encouraged Pooh, “Well here’s the thing…it’s okay to feel Not Very Okay At All. It can be quite normal, in fact. And all you need to do, on those days when you feel Not Very Okay At All, is come and find me, and tell me. Don’t ever feel like you have to hide the fact you’re feeling Not Very Okay At All. Always come and tell me. Because I will always be there.”

Piglet continued, “It’s always friendlier with two.”




SOUL FOOD:  They’re Coming for Our Faith

The day is coming – perhaps in our lifetime – when what our Founding Fathers fought for in regard to Religious Freedom – will become criminal.   And we’d better be ready.  Read my blog here.

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick