Line upon line, precept upon precept, Standing by the Pillar challenges the contemporary Christian's understanding of God's requirements on their lives. Utilizing biblical stories as analogies to our current situation, this book reveals that the Christian cannot have a significant impact on the culture unless and until he serves God with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength. To attempt any compromise on God's call on each Christian's life is to run the risk being relegated to insignificance. Trained as an educator, Matt Bower has not only taught social sciences in both public and private schools, he has done extensive research and teaching on the practical application of biblical principles in everyday life. Now as a pastor, he teaches and trains others in a distinctly Christian worldview. Matt pastors Valley Covenant Community church located in the heart of the Yakima Valley, where he lives with his wife and their seven children.