Category Archives: exhortation

The Basest of Cultures

In the grand sweep of history, the United States of America are but a blip in the timeline.  Since the end of World War II, we’ve been recognized as the most powerful nation in the world.  The late 20th century … Continue reading

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New Year, New Opportunities

If there’s one thing I keep hearing, then it’s the lament among many people that 2016 was a horrible year.  My social media feed was filled with numerous (and at times, humorous) examples of this theme, with most commentators wanting … Continue reading

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Enjoying Creation Every Day

Recently we had our first frost of the year and it was quite the chilly morning.  That didn’t keep us from venturing out for our morning walk, however.  Not too long ago, Hollie and I decided it was a good … Continue reading

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The Importance of Pastors Knowing the Greek New Testament

Today I stumbled across this quote from Baptist scholar A.T. Robertson on the importance of pastors knowing the Greek New Testament: “It ought to be taken for granted that the preacher has his Greek Testament. This statement will be challenged … Continue reading

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Election Day Idea

I’ve toyed with this idea before and wrote about it briefly on social media, but never really got much feedback about it.  My idea has to do with evangelism on Election Day.  In terms of this election, I’m one of … Continue reading

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Grace for Southeastern Ohio

Driving the stretch of Route 50 and crossing the Ohio River at the Blennerhassett Island Bridge thus begins our familiar journey into the region of Southeastern Ohio.  This part of the Buckeye State represents the outer part of Appalachia with … Continue reading

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Reflections on Orlando

    When horrific events like mass shootings and other terrorist attacks happen, I think one should wait before making any public comments–especially any kind of extended commentary.  In the immediate wake of these evil acts, emotions run high and … Continue reading

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