After delivering His people from slavery in Egypt, God leads the people back to Mt. Sinai. It was at Mt. Sinai that Moses encountered God in the burning bush. Now the people would encounter God as fire at the top of Mt. Sinai. On Sinai Moses received two sets of blueprints from Yehovah: the …

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Who do you pray for? What do you pray? These can seem simple questions. But in many ways these questions are deep matters of faith. Perhaps the first prayers on my lips each day are …

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January is a brand new month in a brand new year in a brand new decade! As we look ahead we need to look back. Winston Churchill said, “The farther back in history a person can see, …

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

I have played the violin for many years. As a musician, one refines and improves, approaching perfection but rarely achieving it. I think of it as approaching the infinite. A well-tr…

Thursday, January 09, 2020

At the beginning of Exodus there are two groups, the Egyptians and the Hebrews, with the same problem – neither of them knew or served the one true God. Joshua 24:12 tells us that th…

A new calendar year has again forced its way into our lives. There are always celebrations during that short period of time when one year ends, and another begins. But 2020 has now b…

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

The great coaches focus on fundamentals. In 1961 Vince Lombardi the great coach of the Green Bay Packers began training camp by saying, “Gentlemen, this is a football!” Max McGee, th…

One of my very favorite pieces of choral Music is the anthem, “E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come” written by Dr. Paul Manz, and his wife Ruth. I first sang this anthem while part of …

Monday, January 06, 2020

In the first week of reading through the Bible we emphasized three key truths. First, God created all this which gives Him the authority to determine the rules that will govern His c…

Saturday, January 04, 2020

During the past month, several of my friends have experienced intense suffering. One is recovering from a painful surgery. Another faces the heartbreak and uncertain futures of her f…

Friday, January 03, 2020
Thursday, January 02, 2020

The Book of Matthew spends only one verse on the birth of Jesus but twelve verses detailing the proper response to the birth of Jesus! Matthew 1:25 reads, “…but kept her a virgin unt…

Friday, December 27, 2019
Thursday, December 26, 2019

John 3:16 is probably the most familiar passage in the entire Bible. The next most familiar passage is probably Luke 2. Luke 2 details the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Luke 2 is shoc…

Monday, December 23, 2019

I ran parts of this column last February when the flu season got rolling late. This year Influenza B is making the rounds early. Once again, I am grateful that I got my vaccine. My o…

Thursday, December 19, 2019

A common New Year’s resolution amongst people of faith is to read through the entire Bible in the coming year. Unfortunately, this resolution like so many others, is not fulfilled. U…