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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A Blueprint for Ark Builders

People in the West danced starry-eyed into the 20th century, envisioning a new age of utopian bliss on their horizon. With hopes grounded in the education and evolution of mankind, they had no categories for the depths of evil residing in the human heart. Evil simply defined a construct jettisoned long ago into the superstitious […]

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House of Bread: Baked in Self-Pity

[ Part 6: House of Bread: From Lamenting to Bitterness ] Chapter one of Ruth comes to a close with these words: “And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.” This was probably late April or early May. The barley harvest lasted about one month followed by the wheat harvest, which led up to […]

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