There is something about real humility that is very attractive. Perhaps it is because it is such a rarity or perhaps it is because it is such a supernatural phenomenon in a human being. In either case, it is clear that David’s brand of humility was rare AND supernatural in origin. In 1 Samuel 16, … More Real Humility: Why is it So Rare?
You will hear it on TV talk shows. You will hear it from pulpits. You will hear it from counselors trying to help people move on from a bad decision in life. Mom’s will say it to sons who are feeling guilty and dad’s will say it to daughters who have disappointed themselves in some … More Stop Telling People to Forgive Themselves
While Researching and Studying Psalm 100, Found This . . . “Of late philosophy has laboured hard to prove that all things have been developed from atoms, or have, in other words, made themselves: if this theory shall ever find believers, there will certainly remain no reason for accusing the superstitious of credulity, for the … More Spurgeon Saw Our Woke Culture’s Origins
First post of the New Year (2023) Two great quotes shared with us by a friend and supporter of our ministry that I didn’t want to wait until next Christmas to share. “Without the Incarnation, Christianity isn’t even a very good story, and most sadly, it means nothing. ‘Be nice to one another’; is not … More Christmas is Past, the Incarnation is Forever
Neshaminy Creek in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the Fall I love the Fall. First, the Fall is a delight for the eyes. Second, my two favorite spectator sports, Baseball and Football, end and begin in the Fall. Third, the Fall means cooler weather and longer times outside in the garden and evenings around a fire … More Death Comes in Beauty
Ours is a boasting culture. Trash talking is not only accepted but expected. Whether it is on the field of competition, the corporate world, rooting for our local or favorite sports teams, boasting over who has never lost a basketball competition between brothers or friends. It is common. It is part of every new truck … More “Let Not the Wise Man Boast”
Doing a second read on “THE CELTIC WAY OF EVANGELISM” (George Hunter, Abingdon Press, 2000) and this quote pushed its way to my consciousness. (The context is an analysis of the problems St. Patrick faced from his superiors one decade in to his 28 year mission to Ireland. Hunter then draws a parallel to the … More Has the Church Lost Its Way?
People like to feel powerful. But there are times when it wise to know that you are powerless. And to act that way. You have heard the adage, “Your arm is too short to box with God.” Yeah. Don’t even try to get in that ring. “Human strength can never impress an omnipotent God, and … More Bad News for Unbelief
Just watched All the Kings Men, a 1949 movie about a charismatic but corrupt Governor and the shady dealings and the strong-armed tactics used to get his way. A populist politician who got things done but stepped on anyone who got in his way. First impression, beyond disgust, was it looked like a playbook for … More Sin, Repentance and Jesus
To paraphrase C.S. Lewis: “The world is asleep in an evil enchantment.” Ideas on Being a Good Neighbor So how do we wake up our neighbors who are asleep “under an evil enchantment?” Pray, pray, pray. But what do you do after or, better, as you continue to pray. Short answer: Engage your neighbors in … More “The World is Asleep in An Evil Enchantment.”