Their Pain, Our Joy

The Gospel of Matthew begins with some of the most horrific words in all of Scripture: “A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham…” Instantly you are thrown into one of those dreaded Bible lists, the kind that – if you’re reading in the King James Version –… Continue reading Their Pain, Our Joy

30 Years of Obedience: A Profile of Rev. Tommy Jordan

“I thank God for the Unseen Hand, sometime urging me onward, sometimes holding me back; sometimes with a caress of approval, sometimes with a stroke of reproof; sometimes correcting, sometimes comforting. My times are in his hand.” – Vance Havner In 1981, I was five years old and obsessed with Star Wars. Ronald Reagan was… Continue reading 30 Years of Obedience: A Profile of Rev. Tommy Jordan

The Myth of Independence

No, that’s not just a “pee in someone’s Cheerios” blog title, cynically posted to stir up traffic on the most sacred of our secular American holidays. It’s a legitimate thought that I can and will back up in my post. But – it certainly got your attention didn’t it? Such is the power of the… Continue reading The Myth of Independence

From One End To The Other

From time to time you get to reflect on life, usually because your life brings you a moment – an event – that forces you to stop and really consider what’s before you. The calendar holds two annual times for this sort of reflection: the graduation/wedding season (May-June) and the Christmas holidays. This past weekend,… Continue reading From One End To The Other