Liberty Forsaken

And so John Adams said, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion….Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Perhaps without realizing it, John Adams prophesied the demise of the American […]

Winnie’s Heart

Picking a fight with the Philistines If there is a character from the pages of the Bible that makes things come to life for me, and if there is a single moment in that character’s life that stirs up my spirit, it is King David’s friend, Jonathan.  In 1 Samuel 14, Saul and the armies […]

Contagion

  Take great care for yourself, for an embittered spirit is a plague like no other. Should you become infected, the life in you can be slowly snuffed out. It is frightfully contagious and by it many are defiled. More deadly than any cancer, it is relentless in its destructive swath, wiping out friendships, annihilating […]

Sleeping Near the Ark

  The early passages of 1 Samuel paint such a sorry picture of the spiritual condition of Israel during the administration of Eli, the Priest. The ESV describes his sons, Phinehas and Hophni in 1 Samuel 2:12, “Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. They did not know the Lord.” They were lewd and […]

End of Story

  (Kenya 2007)We had begun a great work at the Kenya Christian School for the Deaf in Oyugis, Kenya.  We had established a bakery that was actually beginning to show a profit and I believed that our goal of helping to establish a self-sufficient and self-sustaining school which could give young, Deaf Kenyan children a […]

One Thing Remains

One Thing Remains Over the past 10 years I have served as an advisor and advocate for the Immanuel Christian School for the Deaf in the Nyanza Province in Western Kenya.  During the course of the last decade, we have seen remarkable – even supernatural – progress. In response to their great need, I formed […]

The Arm of Flesh Will Fail

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and […]

A Common Yoke

April 15, 2018   Where there is no vision, the people will cast off restraint. Proverbs 29:18  When there is no vision, it’s every man for himself.  When common vision is cast off, when moral restraint is removed and when there is no common decency, when right or wrong becomes a matter of individual preference; […]

New Boston

April 9, 2018 In 1970-71 I was newly married and graduation from Bible College was approaching quickly.  Each Sunday my wife and I drove from our home in Lenox, Massachusetts to the rural community of Sandisfield, Massachusetts, where I served as student pastor of the New Boston Congregational Church.  The Junior and Senior classes at […]

The Sins Of The Fathers

Sins of the Fathers The Lord sent a “man of God” to old Eli (I Samuel 2) with a harsh word for the old man. He had been given a place of unique stature and opportunity among the people of Israel. As a Judge and Priest he had both the opportunity and authority to influence […]

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