Category Archives: Protestants

My Friend the Archbishop

It has been a great day in the Lord. We welcomed The Most Reverend Henry Luke Orombi to our church and to our community today. This great Christian leader and evangelist has been speaking this week to Covenant College students. … Continue reading

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“Lamplighter” for Christ: The Funeral Celebration of D. James Kennedy

Frederich Buechner wrote:“It’s hard not to believe that somehow or other there’s always going to be another time with them, another day, so the chances are we won’t know it’s the last time, and therefore it won’t have the terrible … Continue reading

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Cramming

“But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God” (1 Samuel 30.6b ESV).   I met a doctor recently. I told him that we have so many fine physicians in our flock that if I ever had to call, “Is … Continue reading

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The Waldorf Astoria, Celebrities, and Heaven

I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 8.11 O the joys of frequent traveler … Continue reading

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Praying at the Baptismal Font

This appeared originally as “Reflections on a Tuesday Meeting” in First Thoughts May 25, 2007, an email devotional that goes out to members and friends of First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga. You, too, may sign up for these weekly devotionals by … Continue reading

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Out of Our Minds

When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. Luke 8.35 NIV The story of the man of the … Continue reading

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Reuben Thibodaux’s Mother: Thoughts on Mother’s Day 2007

Reuben Thibodaux was a really odd duck. I lost track of Reuben in about the seventh grade. He stopped coming to school and the last I heard of him, he was pulling turnips. Reuben used to do some really weird … Continue reading

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Growing a Father

The following pastoral letter appeared five years ago in the weekly bulletin of First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. As I read it now, I am reminded of the moment in my life. It is like finding an old Polaroid snapshot … Continue reading

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Great Time in Cambridge!

We have had absolutely sensational weather as we gathered for this International Congress on Preaching. David Jeremiah, N.T. Wright, Alistair McGrath, David Jeremiah, Lesslie Holmes, John Huffman, Robert Smith, David Jackman, Dave Stone and many others, including me, have been … Continue reading

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Congress on Preaching Ends

Today the International Congress on Preaching adjourned with the preaching of The Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith of Oakland, California delivering a stirring messages on “A Changeless Christ for a Changing Culture.” Based on Hebrews 12.8, “Jesus Christ is the … Continue reading

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