Posts from June 2020

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Avoiding Worthless Worship

by Jim Wallace

One of the most instructive and compelling statements ever delivered by our Lord Jesus came when He quoted the prophet Isaiah in Matthew 15:7-9:  “You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you: ‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.  BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING […]

Reopening Letter

by Jim Wallace

Dear Church Family, We get to see each other, even be together again, real soon! It’s now official–Our first Risen King Sunday Church Service in more than three months will be held Sunday, June 21st at 11 a.m. at Davis Creek Park in Washoe Valley!   We will be meeting in the Group Picnic Area, as […]

I’m Not Prejudiced

by Jim Wallace

By Jim Wallace, Th.M. This was written by me in April of 2019—well before any of the current protests.  It was printed in the Reno Gazette-Journal in April or May of 2019.  There was criticism of it in letters to the editor within the week. I am a white man’s white man. Born of northern […]

This is Us.

by Jim Wallace

A knee on a neck for nine minutes. . . Heavy, merciless, stubborn, unmoved . . . . . . a recipe for death; a fuse that lit the fire of a national calamity. The kindling?  Ahmaud Arbery, a bright 25-year-old black man innocently jogging through an Atlanta neighborhood, chased down by three white men—one […]