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

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 […]

The Bible’s Permanence

Yesterday I wrote about the value of Bible memorization, with a few tips on how to do it. Continuing with the theme of the Bible, the following piece is taken from a newspaper cutting from around 1948. The cutting was tucked away in an old book that I picked up in a used book store […]

Memorizing Scripture For Dummies (Like Me!)

Anyone can memorize Scripture. It’s simply a myth that remembering passages of the Bible is a special ability bestowed on a chosen few. The question is not “Can I memorize Scripture?” but “Do WANT to?” If our desire is strong enough, we can all do it. Why Should We Memorize Scripture? There are a number […]

So You Say You Believe In A Loving God?

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say those words, “No, but I believe in a loving God.” It’s the most common response on the street to any discussion of what the Bible says about God’s wrath or judgment; about the doctrine of eternal punishment in hell. Start talking about […]

5 Famous Christians and the Bible Verses that Converted Them

Romans 10:17 says “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Down through the centuries God’s Word, even as little as a single verse, has arrested and transformed the lives of men and women who went on to be great gospel soldiers. Here are a handful of those stories; a few of […]

Are You This Happy You Own A Bible?

Malawian women rejoicing over receiving their own copy of God’s Word.  How many copies, bindings, versions, colors and styles, do you have on your shelf?  I hope you will crack just one open today and read it?  Maybe even get a little excited that you hold in your hands the eternal Word and Self-revelation of the True […]