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Meditations on Roses, Dante and Psalm 40, while sick and rocking on the front porch of “the Rest Home for Confederate Soldiers”

Barbara Bush, Pope John Paul II, and Olympiad are bursting forth in magnificent color before my very eyes. I sit on our front porch, seeing my reflection in the iPad screen where I also barely see the words I am … Continue reading

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Reaching Up! A Sermon for the New Year

It is interesting to look back. Here is my sermon from last year for the New Year. It has some chronologically specific items in it. Yet I trust that it contains the timeless truths of Scripture which will again speak … Continue reading

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An Advent Message: Mary’s Song

The following post is the first in a series of Scriptural messages called “The Songs of Christmas: Advent Meditations on the Incarnation.” Each week a new Advent message will be prayerfully presented. I pray that families may use these for … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Being in Seminary

The following message was delivered at New Student Orientation, on August 23, at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC Seminary: A Ministry of Preparation Recently I participated in the ordination of a young man to the Gospel ministry, to pastor a … Continue reading

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God’s Remedy for Broken Daddies: A Father’s Day Message

Father’s Day is a day to remember that God made dads. And when they break, and they can and often do, only He can fix them. 2 Samuel 18:24-19.2; Proverbs 17:6; Ephesians 6:1-4 The Bible is very practical and plain, … Continue reading

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Hollyhocks, Outhouses and VBS

Summer is here! Three weeks ago we had another wonderful graduation at RTS Charlotte, and now summer school has started. General Assemblies and Synods are underway, and vacations are planned. I am thinking about all of these things, and I … Continue reading

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Why I am a Pentecost(al) Presbyterian

I read the following story this week: “Erasmus, the famous Renaissance scholar, once told a classic story which was designed to emphasize how important it is that we take up the torch of Christ’s ministry with great commitment. In the … Continue reading

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A Romans 13 Exposition on Church and State for Such a Time as This

Listen to two radio interiviews taken from this article on Truths that Transform: Part 1 Part 2 As our nation reels from the intrusive and questionable advances of the Federal government into the authority given to the State and to … Continue reading

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Let Us Wake Before We Die: Saying Your Prayers on Easter Sunday

And so it is Easter. We read from the familiar passages, but may the Lord of life come upon us in a surprisingly new way this year! Listen as if for the first time for the inerrant,infallible Word of the … Continue reading

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Preaching to the Next Christendom

Philip Jenkins has written some outstanding books on the emergence of the new Global South and East; what he calls “The Next Christendom.” Well this weekend I encountered it firsthand. And I like it. A lot. I was called to … Continue reading

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