Posts from April 2019

Posts from April 2019

April 25, 2019

Dear Friends, A lot of Christians are down on doctrine. For some good reasons, actually.  There have been Christians through the years who have made doctrinal knowledge the primary goal of the Christian life.  There have been some pastors and theologians who, lacking humility and grace, have weaponized doctrine.  Minor doctrinal disputes have unnecessarily divided brothers and sisters in Christ.  People have pursued wisdom and knowledge instead of pursuing godliness and love. As a result, doctrine has become a dirty word for some. …

April 18, 2019

Dear Friends, We all saw the images on Monday, and couldn’t believe what we were seeing. Millions of people from all over the world have traveled to France to see Notre-Dame de Paris, the cathedral that is both an artistic and engineering marvel.  It took 100 years to complete the structure.  The famous oak roof was constructed from 52 acres of forest, using carved beams that were bigger and stronger than the forest trees that exist today. As the fire burned on…

April 11, 2019

Dear Friends, I have more questions about prayer than answers. Prayer is a mysterious phenomenon. It is an act of faith, crying out to an unseen God who promised to hear and to answer. It is an enigma, making requests of and seeking to influence a God who is sovereign and who has ordained whatsoever comes to pass according to the counsel of His own perfect will. It is a practice that does not come naturally, so that we must…

April 4, 2019

Dear Friends, Last Saturday, I had the chance to become reacquainted with old friends I hadn’t thought much about for more than half a century. Wilbur and Charlotte. If the names Wilbur and Charlotte don’t immediately ring a bell for you, you should stop reading this immediately and head straight to your local library or to Amazon and obtain a copy of the best selling children’s paperback of all time. With 45 million copies in print in 23 languages, it…