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When Your Political Views Obstruct Clear Biblical Teaching

We’re less than two months away from an election. Pastors are, I believe, right to lead their congregations in prayer for local, regional, and national leaders. They may even go further and address relevant matters from the Word of God. As always, however, there will be liberals in the church pushing an agenda that originates with…Continue readingWhen Your Political Views Obstruct Clear Biblical Teaching

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Christian Education and Homeschooling On the Rise

I want to leave you with some encouragement today, especially to those of you in Christian education and those of you that homeschool. I’ve been hearing lately that some of those that provide homeschool materials are struggling to keep up with demand and Christian school applications are up significantly. Last evening, Rev. Kevin Swanson mentioned…Continue readingChristian Education and Homeschooling On the Rise

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When the Enemy Comes In A Roaring Like a Flood

Responsibility can overwhelm us at times. Perhaps this email comes into your inbox at a time when you’re feeling it keenly. It comes in many forms, but let me share with you how I have been feeling it recently. As Melanie has made preparations for the new school year and we have discussed different aspects of the…Continue readingWhen the Enemy Comes In A Roaring Like a Flood

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This Fourth of July Remember An Unchanging Christ

We live in a day of anxiety producing headlines. In a sense, that’s what the networks sell these days, anxiety. Of course, they have had it easy over the past few months. Covid-19 is the gift that keeps on giving (sarcasm intended), and just as it was losing its shock and awe effect, the neo-Marxists…Continue readingThis Fourth of July Remember An Unchanging Christ

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Returning to Two Services And the Fifth Commandment

With great appreciation to [name removed] and those willing to help her sanitize the church after the morning service, we believe we are now prepared to recommence our evening services starting this coming Lord’s Day. Things have not returned to normal as yet. News of positive tests for Covid-19 haven’t gone away, and as imperfect…Continue readingReturning to Two Services And the Fifth Commandment

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When The State Seizes Your Millstone

Amidst the Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, one of the most difficult experiences for Americans has been the decision at various levels of government to prevent “non-essential workers” from doing their job. This was not a unique experience to American workers, it occurred in various parts of the world. The question is, if those deciding were…Continue readingWhen The State Seizes Your Millstone

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My Installation as Minister of Faith Free Presbyterian Church

My Installation was on Friday, January 4, 2019 The move to Faith Free Presbyterian Church in Greenville SC, was, in many ways, the toughest move my wife and I have ever had to make. Moving to Australia was exciting, even though we were sacrificing our jobs for what may have been a 6-12 month period…Continue readingMy Installation as Minister of Faith Free Presbyterian Church

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My Installation as Minister of Calgary Free Presbyterian Church

My installation was on Friday March 6, 2015 We arrived in Calgary on January 22, 2015, and I commenced my pulpit ministry on the Lord’s Day, January 25. The first few months in any new country are filled with practical matters: government paperwork, driver’s license, becoming familiar with the stores for groceries and other practical…Continue readingMy Installation as Minister of Calgary Free Presbyterian Church

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My Ordination

My ordination service was a great blessing In a day when it has become all too common for people to enter Christian ministry to be self-determining their ‘call,’ an orderly approach to the Christian ministry and church planting is welcomed. Like much of our modern world, people demand things occur much faster than they did…Continue readingMy Ordination

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How Do I Know I’m Saved?

Although I have touched on this topic before, it has been coming up frequently in recent conversations with other Christians. With the continuing trend of fruitless Christianity, more of God’s people can discern that something isn’t quite right. People “get saved” and after a short period of keen interest in Christian living, they revert back to living…Continue readingHow Do I Know I’m Saved?