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My meeting with Jay Adams

Two days ago Jay Adams departed this earth and went Home. Many have started writing their personal recollections of him. I did not know him personally and was not his friend, but I met him on two occasions — the first of which had a significant impact on my life. To the best of my […]

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After the wedding…I’m thankful

“…in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5:18; NASB) As believers, we know that we are to give thanks always — in all circumstances, at all times, for all people. There are sometimes when that is easier than at other times.  The past few weeks has […]

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Writing sabbatical begins today

Today, due to the generosity and encouragement of the GBC elders, I begin a one-month writing sabbatical. I have been anxious to get started on this project.  For the past two weeks, most mornings when I awaken, I am thinking about aspects of the project — structure, chapters to include, and books to read to […]

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I’m thankful

Several years ago I got up in the middle of one night and fainted in the bathroom, knocking a few tiles off our shower wall where my head hit and putting a gash in my head in the process.  (Yes — insert joke/comment here about my head being harder than ceramic tile!)  Then about 2-1/2 […]

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Words for graduates

What follows is a brief address I gave to my daughter’s graduating class this evening. You’ve made it. Finals are finished. Projects are done. The only thing left is to get that piece of paper from your parents, shift your tassel. And shout. It’s all over but the shouting. Or so they say. You have […]

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Dr. P in glory

Apart from my father, the man who personally influenced me the most in my preparation for ministry was J. Dwight Pentecost.  Yesterday, three days after turning 99, he entered the presence of his beloved Lord and Savior. Dr. P, as he was affectionately known by all, was the first pastor I remember having.  He was […]

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God’s grace and the ER

When you go to bed at 11 p.m., you don’t expect to see three of your best friends five hours later. When you get up to go to the bathroom at 3:20 a.m., you don’t expect to be welcoming total strangers into your home ten minutes later. When you go to the bathroom in the […]

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Personal brag time

I established this blog primarily to create a venue to communicate biblical truth and provide spiritual resources for our church body (and anyone else who cared to listen in).  It’s not a personal blog to recount personal accomplishments. But every once in a while I can’t help myself. So here goes:  yesterday our daughter, a […]

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25 years ago today

Twenty-five years ago today, we said, “I do.” Twenty-five years ago, we were “just married.” Today we are “living happily every after.” That doesn’t means there have been no bumps along the way.  There have been. We have had conflict — and experienced the joy of reconciliation through repentance, confession, and forgiveness.  We have had […]

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