Category: Life at First

Sunday Lunch Blog : Blaze Pizza

Sunday Lunch Blog : Blaze Pizza

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Blaze Pizza -275 Park Terrace Dr Columbia, SC 

Ok, so Blaze Pizza is a chain, but it’s a chain that I’ve decided that I really like. The “make your pizza in front of you” restaurants are popping up all over the place, just like frozen yogurt stores were a few years ago, so it can be difficult to know which one has the best taste for your buck. Before going to see a movie with some friends from the First Young Professionals group, we decided to grab dinner. I had had a tumultuous few days and played no part in the decision making, but pizza sounded as good as anything.  Continue reading →

Episode 10 : Reading The Bible Through Neuroscience

Episode 10 : Reading The Bible Through Neuroscience

Welcome to the First Community Podcast where we talk about life and faith with our First Baptist Family.

Why don’t we hear God’s voice like God’s ancient people (Old Testament Israelites) did? Has God quit speaking or have we quit listening? Does our culture impact the way that we hear, see, and interact with God? Or maybe it’s the way our brains are wired? Caroline and April discuss these questions raised by James Kugel, Professor Emeritus in the Bible Department at Bar Ilan University in Israel through an article in The Atlantic, “Reading the Bible Through Neuroscience.” You can read the article here.

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Episode 9 : Hanging with Brittany Odom

Episode 9 : Hanging with Brittany Odom

Welcome to the First Community Podcast where we talk about life and faith with our First Baptist Family.

Caroline and April hang out with Brittany Odom and discuss all kinds of stuff such as Brittany’s call to Student Ministry, how it led her to First Baptist and now Ben Lippen to be an English teacher, the importance of Christian community, personality types, and April and Caroline get really self conscious about their English speaking skills.

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Episode 8 : Discipleship

Episode 8 : Discipleship

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Caroline and April discuss discipleship and then they get to know Pastor Chad Smith, our new-ish Children’s Minister. He is the MOST fun, so don’t miss the party with Pastor Chad!

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Episode 6 : Missions In Work

Episode 6 : Missions In Work

Welcome to the First Community Podcast where we talk about life and faith with our First Baptist Family.

April and Caroline discuss the term “missions” and all of the meanings that it can have within the church. No matter our definition, our calling is to share the love of Jesus wherever we are. Caroline shares how God is using her budding profession in the medical field to reach others, specifically telling stories from a medical education trip to Ghana.

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Waiting

Waiting

Early last November on a Wednesday night, I stopped into Ellis Hall during dinner to speak to our College Minister, Rob about the Fall Retreat that we were about to take with the students. Before I could make it to Rob, his son McLendon came up to me and said in a whisper, like a little 5-year-old drug dealer, “Ya got something for me?
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Episode 7 : Calling

Episode 7 : Calling

Welcome to the First Community Podcast where we talk about life and faith with our First Baptist Family.

Caroline and April talk about what it means to be “called” by God and if it’s really as mystical and mysterious as it sounds. Then we talk with Jennifer Barrineau, life-long attender and member of First Baptist, as well as current Student Ministry Assistant, to hear some of her faith story. We also talk about what God is currently doing in Jennifer’s life, the Student Ministry, and FIRST Women’s Ministry.

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Episode 5 : Waiting

Episode 5 : Waiting

Welcome to the First Community Podcast where we talk about life and faith with our First Baptist Family.

Caroline and April … wait for it … talk about about waiting (haha!) and the frustrating process of sanctification that it provides. They get a little vulnerable and probably share too much. And April is sorry to anyone who has ever had to ride in an elevator with her. Then treat of all treats, FIRST organist Charlton Bozard comes on to tell us how he ended up at First Baptist, what role that waiting has played in his life, and tells some amusing wedding and funeral stories.

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