Category: Writings

Pride and the Resurrection

As we come to the cross, the place where our shame and sin were destroyed, we must come on our knees, humble before our God. We go to the cross remembering that the one who went there first, went there with a humble heart.

Are you Desperate?

I believe the Bible shows a clear pattern of the necessity of being desperate for God. The pattern goes something like this: God calls someone to Himself who is desperate, they follow for a while, they slowly become less desperate for God, their relationship is ultimately ruined, they are separated from God, they become desperate once again, God calls them…

Observations for the Day After an Election

As I peck away at the keyboard, millions of Americans will go vote today. Sadly, only about 1 in 3 Americans who are of voting age will actually vote in this election and many do not even take thie privilege seriously. I recently overheard…

From the Depths

Several months ago I began leading us through Psalm 107. We have seen examples of the greatness of our God’s salvation and how far His reach can be. The final example he gives begins in verse twenty-three. It is different. Honestly, I thought at…

You Can’t Handle the Truth!

As I sat watching a hearing taking place in Washington, DC, I began to think about the truth. Witnesses were giving testimony about events that took place in a foreign land over 18 months ago. Regardless of the outcome of these hearings or others…

April’s Blue Ridge Christian News Article

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Brought out of Darkness

Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons, for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High. So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell…

Lettuce Help You

Not long ago I was traveling with my three sons and my father on a hunting trip in eastern North Carolina.  We were tired after several hours on the road and decided to stop in at McDonald’s to grab a sandwich before settling in…

He is Always with You

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Book Review: Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole

Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole, Eric Mason; B&H 2013 I have little doubt that many of the problems we face in both our society and the church are rooted in the erosion of manhood.  With a false manhood on television and…

On the Brink…in print

My blog post from Sunday about Syria appeared in two papers today.  I wanted to share them with you: Hickory Daily Record Morganton News Herald   The Gaston Gazette also published my letter online yesterday: Gaston Gazette    I hope you’ll take a moment…