Become Like Children

I have a confession to make. There wasn’t a carrot in existence that could have lured me into Vacation Bible School after the age of seven. One bad experience proved to be all it took to sour me on the idea, and that experience took place during recreation time. I can still picture my teacher […]

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Vacation Bible School: The King is Coming

Our church is known in the Charlotte area for hosting a wonderful Vacation Bible School each summer. Although most of our own church children participate, the majority of the students in attendance come from the surrounding community. Our theme this year is “The King is Coming,” with lessons that begin in Genesis and end in […]

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Of Infinite Value

We traveled down to South Carolina this weekend, driving through torrential rain storms, the kind where drivers turn on their emergency blinkers and slow down to a snail’s pace. Whenever we travel on a weekend, we always plan ahead of time where we will be worshipping on Sunday. This trip, we decided to visit First […]

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Wild and Romantic: A Glimpse into the Life of Ann Hasseltine Judson

When someone dies at the age of 37, whether we knew them or not we usually think of it as a great tragedy. That tragedy is founded on the belief that every life holds promise—for some extraordinarily so—but an untimely death snuffs out all that could have been. Yet, there are those whose short lives […]

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Faithful in the Present

Our theology may be true or it may be false, but one thing is certain—we all have a theology that we confess even if we deny the existence of God. Whether we live our lives consistently with our truth claims is another matter. But I’m not thinking so much of apologetics today as I am […]

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Happy Father’s Day

J. C. Ryle writes, “ It is the highest privilege to be the child of a godly father and mother and to be brought up in the midst of many prayers.” Between the years 1960 and 2016, the percentage of children living in families with two parents decreased from 88 to 69. So today, Father’s […]

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A Mentor Remembered: Elisabeth Elliot and Her Legacy

Today I wish to express my gratitude to God for giving my generation Elisabeth Elliot. I mentioned in an earlier post that I met Elisabeth and her husband Lars in South Carolina many years ago. Two years ago on this date she went home to be with her Lord. I’m sure many of you are […]

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VBS Memories

Actually, this isn’t a post about my childhood memories of VBS. Summer time is here, the temperatures are rising, and that means Vacation Bible School is right around the bend. I wanted to share my favorite method for teaching children Bible verses, which is an important part of the lesson. I discovered this many years […]

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Community Pool: June 12

There’s quite a mix to offer you this week, from a Puritan conference to a very funny video entitled “Swag Seminary.”  And don’t miss Andy Naselli quoting the entire book of Romans from memory. Why Do We Lie? Ryan Reeves discusses our propensity for lying along with the motivation behind it. Lectures at the recent […]

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In the Days of Noah

One of our favorite places to visit is the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. There are so many interesting exhibits that it really requires a couple of days to take it all in, but it’s time well spent.  And your kids will love it! Below is a montage of photos from our last visit. For […]

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