Speaking the Truth in Love

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But Before That…

In 1992, when Governor Kirk Fordice stated unreservedly, “America is a Christian nation,” the response bordered on hysteria. But before that… Congress declared 1983 to be the “Year of the Bible” and stated that the Bible, the Word of God, has made a unique contribution in shaping the U.S. as a distinctive and blessed nation .…

Important People

Important People Take this quiz: Name the five wealthiest people in the world.  Name the last five Heisman Trophy winners.  Name the last five Miss Americas.  Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.  Name the last half-dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.  Name the last decade’s World Series…

BIG Payday!

While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my four-year-old daughter on my rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As…

Standing Knee-Deep in a River of Blessings

Standing Knee-Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst) is a classic Kathy Mattea song, first made popular in 1992 and still often replayed on YouTube. It is a moving song of a person thinking back over all the friends with whom she had lost touch, the sweethearts who went separate ways, and other lonely people she passed each day, who could be friends…

Our Court-Appointed Attorney

Lawyers in court frequently deny allegations brought against their clients. If they admit the charge, then they try to justify it. They plea ignorance, accident, or self-defense. Christ does not enter a plea of innocence for sinners. He does not appeal to justice. He never reflects negatively on the law or the Lawgiver. He offers…

How Are You at Rejoicing?

As Christians, we may live beneath God’s blessings, so it never hurts to be reminded of our gifts. What have we received in Christ? GOD SAVED US—WE ARE NOT LOST. Jesus promised, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16). Peter affirms that baptism saves (1 Peter 3:21). Are you a baptized…

Move Along

When Christian Herter was governor of Massachusetts, he was running hard for a second term in office. One day, after a busy morning chasing votes (and no lunch), he arrived at a church barbecue. It was late afternoon and Herter was famished. As Herter moved down the serving line, he held out his plate to…

A Child’s Changing Eyes

A child’s eyes see his mom and dad differently as they age: Age 4: “My parents can do anything.” Age 8: “There might be a few things they don’t know.” Age 12: “Naturally, they don’t get it.” Age 14: “I never realized how hopelessly old-fashioned they are!” Age 21: “You would expect them to feel…