Category Archives: Christianity

Fallow Ground: The G20 and a Humble Plan Submitted for Worldwide Economic Recovery

  The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but is swept away through injustice (Proverbs 13:23 ESV). My Aunt Eva’s lessons in economics from years gone by are still fresh in my mind today. She didn’t have a … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Tax Policy

  According to the New York Times, President Obama’s administration is considering a chilling prospect to charitable groups in the United States: slashing the amount of income tax deductions that people making over $250,000 can take. According to John Colombo, … Continue reading

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An Encouraging New Album from Eric Parker

I want to begin with a disclaimer. Eric Parker was one of my parishioners at my last pastoral post, and is the owner of Music for Missions, which has provided a record label for my own musical offerings for two … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Minister Approved by Christ Jesus: 1 Timothy 4.6-16

In seminary we talk about “outcomes.” We mean to say that we have a portrait in our minds of the graduate, the minister of the Gospel, that we want to see at the end of theological seminary. Indeed, our work then … Continue reading

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An Election Day Sermon 2008

An Election Day Sermon 2008 There is a tradition in our nation of preaching Election Day Sermons, and this American tradition is one that is based upon the teachings of Christ and should not be abandoned. Yes, we have learned … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians Chapter 15 and the Eschatological Impact of Reformed Theological Seminary

This address was prepared for the administration, faculty and staff, students and supporters of RTS Jackson. I have come here tonight to talk about eschatology. I wonder what you are thinking as I say that. Maybe you are thinking, “I … Continue reading

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Wall Street, Von Balthasar and Homecoming Dinner: Three Streams Converge”

  Three streams of thought are converging in my mind this morning. There is one stream that is swallowing up the others and forming a grand river of hope. In these days we need hope.  One stream is the current … Continue reading

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An Old Guitar, an Unexpected Moment, and Suddenly: “He’s in Control”

I spoke at a church named Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church this morning, here in Charlotte. As I prepared to speak, I spotted a six string acoustic Taylor sitting behind the lectern. The name of the church, Sovereign Grace, and the … Continue reading

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn: Remember My Chains:

  This entry originally appeared in The Call with Mike Milton.The article was subsequently published on Salem Communication’s Preaching. lexander Solzhenitsyn died on Sunday, August 3 at the age of 89. We would do well to remember this man. Surely Solzhenitsyn’s … Continue reading

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The Origin of the Gospel in Galatians 1.11-24

Introduction to the Reading This message was preached at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, Matthews, North Carolina in July 2008. For an audio version of this sermon click on this link supplied by Christ Covenant or look for this message and … Continue reading

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