It has been heartbreaking to follow the news this week in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. It is always hard to make sense of these kinds of disasters because we wonder what God’s purpose is in it. While we cannot claim to know the answer, we do not dodge the fact that our God is… Continue reading The Flooded Grounds of Houston
This summer I have read many books and articles dealing with pain, suffering and grief. Recently I read this article and found it helpful. In the coming days I will share some of the books I have been reading and some quotes or sections that I have found meaningful. https://www.biblicalcounselingcoalition.org/2017/08/09/trauma-and-the-significance-of-meaning/
Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Joni Earickson Tada’s diving accident! I wanted to share this article with you from the gospel coalition. Incidentally, most of you know that I trusted in Christ at the age of 16 after hearing Mark Price speak and give the gospel. I often tell people that as far as… Continue reading Thank God for Joni Earickson Tada!
I mentioned that my two days of teaching at camp were focused on “Christ Alone” and “Justification by Faith Alone”. Here are a couple of quotes that I used and were personally blessed by. J. Gresham Machen: “To have faith in Christ means to cease trying to win God’s favor by one’s own character.” Love… Continue reading Justification by Faith Alone in Christ Alone
Foundations of Faith was the title for our week of church camp. Each year we take our young people to a church camp in Butler, Ohio in partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, Michigan. It is always a great week of ministry and discipleship. This year the teaching was focused on the 5 Sola’s… Continue reading Foundations of Faith
Today I read a post on twitter by David Pollack (a former football player for the University of Georgia and Cincinnati Bengals). Some of you may have seen this but I thought this was so well done. Read this and then give some thought to how much you emphasize sports with your children. Nothing wrong… Continue reading Kids, Sports & Parenting
So many of you have been faithful to pray for me during this sabbatical. Please keep in mind my family and especially my wife. It is easy to forget the stress and responsibilities our wives in ministry feel. Here is an article that would be worth your time to read and then please remember to… Continue reading Sabbatical – Pastor’s Wife