October 5, 2019

Several years ago I purchased a two volume set of books by brother Franklin Camp entitled, “Old Truths in New Robes.” The books are of a variety that I often bought as a younger preacher but don’t buy anymore: sermon outline books. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve gotten a few...

September 21, 2019

“Look out the window,” a father instructs his son. “You see that young man down there? He’s about to commit a terrible sin.” The son looked at his father quizzically. “How do you know that he’s going to sin?” The father looked down at his son, “I know he’s going to sin...

September 14, 2019

Though I’m sure I heard the word used this way before this time, the first time I remember really taking note of the word “sound” as a term meaning something other than noise was in preaching school. I know the term was properly defined and explained by my teachers, so...

September 7, 2019

When I lived in Singapore, I once had a conversation with one of the brothers there about what I didn’t miss about the United States. Don’t get me wrong, I love my home country now and I did then, but the question didn’t leave me speechless; there were some things I wa...

August 31, 2019

Cultural Blinders: A Former Missionary’s Perspective on How Cross Cultural Experiences Can Both Expose and Remove Them

Peter said, “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him” (Ac...

August 24, 2019

James once asked, “Who is wise and understanding among you?” (James 3:13). He gives an immediate answer to his question, by saying a man is wise not because of who he is but because of what he does: “Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness...

August 10, 2019

Chapters 1 - 9 of Proverbs is unique in that it is written from the perspective of a father; it contains advice from a father to his son. Proverbs therefore begins with the advice of a father; interestingly (and probably by design), it ends with the advice of a mother:...

August 3, 2019

I’ve met a lot of people who don’t like olives. Usually their aversion is revealed to me as they pick olives out of the food my wife has prepared. I’ve had to endure watching that sad little pile of rejected olives a lot over the years simply because my wife makes a lo...

July 27, 2019

Years ago, when I was preaching in Jefferson City, TN, our congregation held worship services every Sunday at Jefferson County Nursing Home. One lady with whom I became acquainted while doing this was Ms. Perna Noland, a sweet and gentle southern woman who loved to see...

July 20, 2019

Some time ago I saw an article in an airline magazine highlighting the religious beliefs and practices of the natives of Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Life in Tana Toraja is guided by an ancient animist religion. Some of the more notable features of the religion ar...

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