Do you see what I see? Almost everyone, Christians, non-Christians, scientists and astronomers have been captivated by the unique way the Star of Bethlehem led the Magi to Jesus. Most have tried to determine a date about the time of His birth, if an unusual convergence of several stars might have produced what appeared to be one big special star. Others have thought that perhaps this was some special comet or other natural phenomena that
David C. Biggers was my father-in-law. Take a moment and let me introduce you. David was quite the character, and, I believe, everything anyone would want in a father and grandfather; loyal, playful; joyful; generous; fun and, at times, downright hysterical. One of our “regular” activities with David was eating out when we would make the hour and forty-five-minute drive up to San Mateo, Florida or him, down here to Mount Dora. David loved to
We have just been through the HALLOWEEN season and are coming to THANKSGIVING. Halloween, without question, has its origins in pagan worship and rituals. Today it has no more significance in the minds of most people than to be an excuse to “party” … or an opportunity to put on a mask and fantasize becoming someone different from who you are. However many are involved in witchcraft or Satanic worship who continue to use this
Recently, I heard a simple, yet profound, sermon from my Interim Pastor, Dr. Jerry Appleby. I asked his permission to share it with you; The Country Gazette in Franklin, Massachusetts had this listing in its classified section: “Unknown item for sale. We know it’s valuable; we don’t know what it is. If you can identify it, we’ll sell it for $250.” That’s interesting. They had no idea what it was—but knew somehow it had value!
For the Rocky Mountain District, Church of the Nazarene, Fall 2016 initiative, they wished to reach local schools— and partner with local churches for community impact. So, they reached out to New Dimensions Evangelism. The vision was to create a positive impact on schools–and bring in the lost to local churches. And to inspire local pastors with “what could be.” Two churches hosted the weekend outreach. Each of these churches averages about 120 in Sunday
Tim B., a friend since college, sat down with me a year-or-so-ago for an interview for his podcast, “In the Corner Back By the Woodpile” This is a delightful podcast that features a variety of conversations of life with interesting people…I guess I qualify. :0) If you need a diversion from radio, news, audio books, or whatever it may be you may be tired of…I invite you to spend a refreshing, fun, thirty minutes with
About this time every four years we are inundated with admonitions to vote because one vote defeated so many important events. This is true … but, most of the data given to prove this is FALSE. This includes the famous story referring to one vote and Oliver Cromwell, Charles I of England, and America almost speaking German instead of English. These statements have often been repeated by newspaper columnists, bloggers or Ministers in an impassioned
In 1942, a young black Cassius Clay was born into a neighborhood close to a Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. The Christians of that church evidently were so prejudiced that they would never take the time to reach for Christ, this young man whose skin was a different color and was perhaps a little on the cocky side. They would never spend the time to take an interest in him and help mold his thinking.
In Job and Mark and Luke, we find two different kinds of friends. In Job, we find very spiritual sounding friends who are no help at all to Job in his time of sickness. (Notice that this was an illness that God Himself had permitted Satan to bring upon Job NOT because Job had sinned, but because he was a very Godly man and Satan was trying to destroy his faith in the Lord.) Apparently,
Wow! Or maybe, Whew! This summer has flown by. I’ve just returned home after spending almost the entire month of July on the road. June, too, was a busy and productive month for our ministry. This summer we had fantastic programs in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Illinois. Lots of miles…lots of smiles…and lots of decisions for Christ! PTL! But in the midst of the incredible fruitfulness of this ministry, we have also endured some