Things have been getting a bit mad in the broader evangelical world. It appears we are at a turning point in the road. One of the really nasty threats is that the church of Christ is being chopped up into pieces. Through all of our talk of gender roles, reconciliation and diversity, we have drifted … Continue reading Why Can’t We Be Friends?
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Jesus identifies mankind's slavery in John 8:34 when He says, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin." Now we know from the rest of the Bible that everyoneis in view here. It is not as if there are only some people who practice sin and thus are … Continue reading Slavery to Sin (Meditation)
In this edition of The Sword and The Trowel...
"We admire a man who was firm in the faith, say four hundred years ago...but such a man today is a nuisance, and must be put down. Call him a narrow-minded bigot, or give him a worse name if you can think of one. Yet imagine that in those ages past, Luther, Zwingle, Calvin, and … Continue reading Charles Spurgeon on “Standing Firm”
By James Smith (1802-1862) "Hearken unto Me! I have cared for you since you were born. Yes, I carried you before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime--until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you!" Isaiah 46:3-4 This passage of Scripture is the aged believer's cordial. Let … Continue reading The Aged Believer’s Cordial
Dear Beth, I read your recent letter “A Letter to My Brothers” and have been processing it over a number of days. In it you say around October 2016 - “[You] came face to face with one of the most demoralizing realizations of [your] adult life: Scripture was not the reason for the colossal disregard … Continue reading Dear Beth
Heather and I named our third son Winslow. We named him after Octavius Winslow. I just found out he had a son named Whitmore Winslow who died at the age of 21. Read below and wonder at what young Whitmore wrote at the age of 14. Oh that 14 year olds might write this way … Continue reading This at 14 Years Old?
10 Thanksgiving Thoughts based on Psalm 138: As you give thanks tonight and in this season, remember to give thanks to the LORD. v. 1: "I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart." Express your thanksgiving in song. In verse 1, David says, "before the gods I sing your praise." How fitting is … Continue reading 10 Thanksgiving Thoughts
Founders Ministries has reissued the book Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry. Authors include Tom Ascol, Mark Dever, Joel Beeke, Ray Ortlund, Tedd Tripp, C. J. Mahoney, Conrad Mbewe, and many others. This is the most inspiring and encouraging book I've read on pastoral ministry. I encourage you to pick up a copy here in the … Continue reading Book Sale: Dear Timothy 50% Off