Northsider – Thoughts from the Edge

I grew up on the north side of Oklahoma City. Today that same description would draw objection. Areas much further north have developed since those days. But, the address would still signal north.

Those of you who have lived in areas of geographical divide may immediately get the reference to “northsider.” Maybe the layout of your particular town or city required more of an East/West distinction. If this is foreign, think American history and the Civil War.

Certain perceptions come when we associate people with where they grew up. Maybe the more wealthily lived on the north side. There are far more Country Clubs on the north side of Oklahoma City than on the south side.

What thoughts would come to mind if you considered Jesus a northsider who visited a southside revival? Maybe that is one way to think about Mark 1:4-11.

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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