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A Peculiar People in the Service of King Jesus

A Peculiar People in Service to King Jesus Francis Schaeffer, Presbyterian pastor, theologian, and philosopher wrote in The Great Evangelical Disaster: “If the truth of the Christian faith is in fact truth, then it stands in antithesis to the ideas and the immorality of our age, and it must be practiced both in teaching and practical action. Truth demands confrontation. …Continue reading →

Trials and the Grace of God

Whatever trials we face, Christ is there to meet us. The obstacles of this world are the stepping stones of faith. The darkness is but a prelude to the Light Eternal. In suffering, rejoice, for it is the sweet song of the Faithful One. The long night fades into His presence. He is strength enough to carry us through. His …Continue reading →

Bridging the Chasm

There is a place I have yet to venture. It is distant, remote, and unreachable on my own. The divide impedes my every attempt at venturing outside the complacency of familiarity. It is a chasm of my own making and with each passing day I shovel out a little more dirt and rock, furthering the gap. Day in and day …Continue reading →

Why I Write

My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of people; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth. I have a strong conviction that we need more reverent, deep-searching study of the Scripture in the present day. Most of Christians see …Continue reading →

God, Be Merciful to Me a Sinner!

And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ Luke 18:13 I walk in the darkness I call light. My eyes cannot behold Him for He is holy and pure and His presence illuminates the ground I stumble over. I …Continue reading →

On the Winter of My Discontent

On the Winter of My Discontent The bitterness of winter has nestled in. It has filled the crevices of my soul in such a way as to render barrenness the only hope and future. Cold emptiness drifts across me and envelops me as a blanket. For such am I, as one without Him, who alone is Light, Warmth, and Meaning. …Continue reading →

Though He Slay Me

Here I am, several months later, sitting at my keyboard, trying to hold back the tears but I am unsuccessful. After losing my patience for the umpteenth time today and taking refuge in the shower, He answers by driving me to sit down at the desk, flanked by piles of piles, in hopes of writing out the very things weighing …Continue reading →

Book Review: Memoirs of the Way Home

Memoirs of the Way Home: Ezra and Nehemiah as a Call to Conversion, is a recent title from Reformation Heritage Books and written by Gerald M Bilkes. Memoirs provides both a survey of the often overlooked Old Testament accounts of Ezra and Nehemiah and a devotional tool enabling us to extract and apply Biblical principles to our ever reforming faith. …Continue reading →

Book Review: Apostate

For who so findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favor of the Lord. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. Proverbs 8:35-36 R.J. Rushdoony recognized something most Christians do not: that non-Christian man and his culture are at war with God. His son, Mark Rushdoony, states in the forward …Continue reading →

Book Review: Rainforest and Antarctic Adventures

I had the pleasant opportunity to review two children’s books from Christian Focus Publications this week. The first is Rainforest Adventures by Horace Banner and the second, Antarctic Adventures by Bartha Hill. Both Rainforest and Antarctic are part of the Adventure Series which also includes such titles as African Adventures, Himalayan Adventures, and Wild West Adventures. Rainforest and Antarctic splendidly …Continue reading →

Why I Write

My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of people; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth." ~ J.C. Ryle

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