Peace if possible. Truth at all costs. ~ Martin Luther

He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands

Moses stepped up to the banks of the wide Red Sea, leading the people of Israel (possibly as many as 3,000,000 of them).  Bearing down on them from behind were the armies of Pharaoh, intent on bringing them back to slavery in Egypt.  Trapped.  An impassable sea in front of them, and their enemy closing […]

2 Simple Keys to Walking in the Blessing of God

We know the Bible’s promise “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). The question is: how can I know whether God IS for me? In a general sense, if you have repented of sin and self, and put all your trust in Jesus as your Savior, God is for you. The […]

God Is Looking Forward to the End Too!

The Bible ends with the Apostle John exclaiming “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20). In a sin-soaked world full of trials and persecution, John was excitedly anxious for the Lord’s return. He was looking for the day. John speaks for all Christians. The Apostle Paul talked about us as a people who “love (long […]

Aeron Morgan 1934 – 2013

My father went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 3rd.  A week later I had the honor of giving the eulogy at his funeral back in Australia, and what follows below is a transcript. He lived a wonderfully fruitful life for His Savior, and I will always consider it the most profound […]

The Top 5 Things I’m Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Since coming to the United States in 2003, Thanksgiving has come to be a favorite holiday to me. I love that (despite the marketers’ best efforts) it still hasn’t been commercialized like Christmas and Easter. It’s not about gifts and shopping, it’s about pausing to appreciate the providence of God and praise Him for it, […]

Friday Dispatches – Week Ending 11/16/2012

A collection of assorted postings and pages I picked up while aimlessly wandering around the net this past week.   First Words. Justin Welby, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, gave his first press conference from Lambeth Palace. There have been mixed reports on how evangelical he is, so we will wait with baited but hopeful […]

“Nefarious: Merchant of Souls” [Review]

For the past 2 years I’ve been involved with organizing an annual missions awareness and training day for pastors and church leaders. Our third event in March of 2013 will focus on the horrific worldwide industry of human trafficking. In preparation for this I was asked to watch the newly released, multiple award winning documentary, […]

Post-Election Statement by George O. Wood [Video]

Rev. George O. Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in the US, has released the following video statement concerning the election we have just witnessed. I thank God for a steadying word of reminder for every Christian.  

The Christian & Civil Disobedience

Well, the election is finally behind us. The re-appointment of President Obama is one thing, but receiving less attention was the fact that yesterday also saw several more states vote to recognize same sex marriages (and for the first time by a popular vote in the United States). These decisions to re-define what constitutes marriage […]

The Preacher and Writer’s Block

I’ve been in the trenches as a lead pastor for over 20 years now.  Over that period I’ve preached 2 to 3 times each week to the congregations I’ve served, plus some other engagements I’ve been invited to from time to time, plus weddings and funerals. That means that, based on an average of 150 […]

“The Chocolate Soldier” by C.T. Studd [Dead Guy University]

On Sundays I post classic pieces from Church history. Today we have a very challenging piece by C.T. Studd (1860-1931). The great man pulled no punches! A brief biographical sketch follows at the bottom of this post. (Note: All emphases in the following article are the author’s, as printed in the original publication.) The Chocolate […]