You’ve been to college—maybe even seminary.  You’ve been graduated, certified, ordained and commissioned with every credential in order, and, in time you have been or you will be culled and called to serve.  On your resume there is nothing lacking, nothing sparing.  You literally “fit the bill” and by every conceivable canon you are fully equipped and readyContinue reading “Broken”

What To Do About Slow Bellies

You may be wondering if you’ve read the title whether this post will be about a diet or a matter related to physical health.  Right up front, let me relieve you of that concern.  This post, though, will address a very important subject, one that the Apostle Paul wrote of when penning an epistle to his sonContinue reading “What To Do About Slow Bellies”

Sweet Land of Liberty!

He was born October 21, 1808, in Boston, Massachusetts, and attended the first public school in America, the Boston Latin School.  He was a good student and became proficient in foreign languages, becoming eventually a translator and thereby earning money to pay for his Harvard college education. Called to the ministry, he would enter Andover TheologicalContinue reading “Sweet Land of Liberty!”

The Mystery of Iniquity

The Scriptures are replete with mysteries.  A Biblical mystery is some truth that is knowable only by special revelation or illumination from a supernatural source; in this case, from God through His Spirit by His Word.  Mysteries include the mysteries of which Jesus spoke when, in Matthew 13, he related a series of parables HeContinue reading “The Mystery of Iniquity”

Life in a Glass House

My children experienced something I never experienced—that is, growing up in a manse:  they were part of that often wonderful, and always special and unique group of individuals known as “pks” or “mks”—preachers’ or missionaries’ kids!  Being a pastor and having a family is a two-fold privilege, but the combination of the two is notContinue reading “Life in a Glass House”