Politicians from President Eisenhower to President Ronald Reagan, including President Bill Clinton, and Secretary Hillary Clinton often quote or refer to a statement purportedly made by Alexis De Tocqueville. However, the quote is not in any of his publicized works. The quote even made in into President-elect Trump's campaign slogan. This alleged quote states, "I sought for … Continue reading Making America Great
The media has their darling! They promote and support their favorite. The drama they create with their sound bites and teasers draws in viewers which increases ratings that bring in advertisers willing to pay. The system is rigged! I know it to be true. It always plays out in just the right way. They determined … Continue reading Rigged!
What Are We Going to Do?
Have you ever said or acted in a way contrary to your stated convictions? Have you ever, at any time in the past or maybe even in the present, behaved in a way that was or is contrary to godliness or living Christ-like? Have you ever become caught up in a group conversation and spoke … Continue reading What Are We Going to Do?
“For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” (Gal 3:26-27.) For many of us this is a very familiar text and rightly so. Many times our focus is on verse 27 that teaches the way into Christ … Continue reading Feeling Foolish
Today many Christians in the world look back to the events of the last few hours of Jesus' life on earth. Today many will think about the trumped up charges and illegal trial he faced. Today many will remember with sorrow that they like Peter sometimes deny the Christ. Today many will shed tears as … Continue reading Reflections
Why Baptism Isn’t Something You Do
In Acts 2:37 the people interrupt the preacher (Peter) and ask a simple question. Simple yet profound, "Brothers, what shall we do?" Those gathered on that day, after hearing the Apostles speaking in each audience member's own languages (BTW there were more dialects and languages than there were apostles), and after being reminded of their … Continue reading Why Baptism Isn’t Something You Do
Found in the Files: Sharing Christ
Looking for an illustration in the "Hard Copy Files" I ran across this poem that I forgot I held onto. It reminded me of who we are and what we are to be about as citizens of God's kingdom. Sharing Christ By Serena Voss “Lead me to some soul . . . “ we sang … Continue reading Found in the Files: Sharing Christ
Characteristics of a Can-Do Faith
This weekend Amy and I had the opportunity to do some things we have not done in a while. After she finished teaching and getting everything together from School and after I finished up in the study, we left for my parents' house in Florida. On Saturday we experienced a first for us - a 7 to … Continue reading Characteristics of a Can-Do Faith
Who Do You Want to Be
In 2006, as I was completing a Masters' Degree in Ministry, our instructor (Paul Tarrence) assigned us at simple project; to reflect on the Man we Desired to be. I wrote this list then and keep in under the glass on the desk in my study. I use it to reflect on how I am becoming … Continue reading Who Do You Want to Be
The Christians Greatest – Part III
This week we began our look at three great things that are a part of our walk as Christians. We began Monday with our Greatest Motivation: Love. We continued Tuesday with our Greatest Challenge: Repentance. We conclude this three part series with Our Greatest Duty. That duty is simply to Proclaim Repentance and Remission of … Continue reading The Christians Greatest – Part III