Browsing content published during July 2013

As I have been preaching through the Book of Leviticus over the past few weeks, God has been so graciously revealing so much of Jesus and the wonderful atonement that is ours. Shadows of Grace – While so many seem to have dismissed the Pentateuch as simply antiquated books of Law and as such no longer […]


     The book of Amos offers a bleak picture of a future in which there will be a great famine. It is not a famine of bread or water, but a famine of “hearing the Word of God.” Amos indicates that because of Israel’s indifference to the Word of God, the Lord will actually stop […]

Stories worth telling

Last night, I was on my very first sailing adventure. As we sailed from York Harbor, Maine to the Isles of Shoals under a magnificent star filled heavens-scape I was given the rather exciting task of manning the helm of Eagles Wings. It was my responsibility to guide our vessel through the moonlit ocean to […]

Great stories are not written from the front porch. Let us launch out into the deep where there are stories worth living; stories worth telling.

At one time in India there was a custom of throwing babies into the Ganges River as a sacrifice to the gods. If we are unwilling to do any more than merely take our children to church, we might as well be throwing them into the river of the culture. This is an explanation why […]

     If you fail, father, to teach your son to fear God, the devil will teach him to hate God. If you fail to teach your son to guard his mind, the devil will gladly teach him to have an open mind. If you fail to teach your son to obey his parents, the devil will […]

Arrows Released

     I am currently preaching through the Book of Leviticus on Sunday mornings. This morning we found our study in Leviticus 8 where Moses was commanded to bring Aaron and his sons to door of the Tent of Meeting before the congregation of all of Israel. There they would be set apart for service to […]

It's Karma, Baby!

You need to think, and not dismiss out of hand my comments as the mad ravings of an out of touch conservative. It is interesting to me that Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey’s chief argument for election was a statement about his opponent: “He is pro-life” indicating, of course,  that Markey is a superior choice because he is not, […]

America The Beautiful - and broken.

America – We have been the most free nation in history, enjoying rights and privileges unparalleled in human history; not to mention the magnificent prosperity that persons in most nations cannot even fathom. It has been said of this nation that with hard work and determination there is no limit to what a man or […]

Hath God Said?

Someone asked me recently to explain the difference between the prevailing theology of today and the theology of say, a hundred years ago. I didn’t want to give a “pat” answer so I asked if I could mull on the question for a while. Today, driving down the interstate highway in my pick up truck the […]