A word of warning to those who train preachers

A word of warning to those who train preachers

Scattered across our fair land are a great many fine seminaries and other institutions of training for those who are heading into the ministry. These ...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


As a whole, Olympics were a success

With all the clamor about how unfit and unready Rio de Janeiro’s was in its role as host of the Olympic Games, many folks read or watched the ne...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Hobo habits that keep me grounded

Hobo habits that keep me grounded

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.Hobo’s have always fascinated me — ever since I pranced out the door one trick-o...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Men on the march for same cause

Men on the march for same cause

Both men were on grueling military marches. John marched 130 miles due north to Gettysburg with the 140th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Leigh marched 250 m...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


There is good news in today’s violent world

There is good news in today’s violent world

In a world as ravaged as is ours by the bitter winds of hate and hate’s awful offspring, cruelty, we long for the sweetly perfumed airs of good ...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Dear God, what have we done?

Dear God, what have we done?

Our youngest son, Jamin, started law school at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Va., this week. Terry and I helped him move things for his apartment....

August 18th, 2016 |  


The Olympics of life with God as coach

The Olympics of life with God as coach

I was working on the sermon for church this past week, and Hebrews 12: 1-2 was part of the Scripture.It made me think of the Olympics that have been o...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Are you spiritually fit?

Are you spiritually fit?

The Scriptures remind us: “while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life ...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Is a third-party vote a waste?

Is a third-party vote a waste?

As the 2016 presidential election continues to heat up between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, many voters are disgusted by either choice.For some, ...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Firing up the shadows in my belly

Firing up the shadows in my belly

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.A shadow lurks beneath my brow. It scampers, trying to hide from the very light creating it....

August 15th, 2016 |