The Lord Our Provider

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! I pray that you had a wonderful Christmas season and that the presence of God very near to you and yours.  We t [...]

By stephen-simpsonJanuary 1, 2016

Why We Fail to Understand Islamic Terrorism

Lessons We Can Learn From San Bernadino, Paris, Boston, Beirut, and History It should be clear by now that most of the population, certainly in the Western world, still does not understand Islamic te [...]

By charles-simpsonDecember 8, 2015

Final Instructions

"Final Instructions" is a message taken from Second Timothy chapters 3 and 4 and is thought to be Paul's last letter. It is written to his spiritual son, Timothy. As his final instructions, it repres [...]

By charles-simpsonNovember 30, 2015

Where is Your Boat?

Today, I had lunch with my friend Mike Coleman.  In the course of our conversation, he told me about attending the local mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, where the guest speaker was the founder of a very [...]

By charles-simpsonNovember 24, 2015

What Troubled Herod

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2015 Dear Friends, We thank God for you and pray that you are having a blessed season of Thanksgiving and preparing for Christmas.  This month, I want to s [...]

By charles-simpsonNovember 24, 2015

Peace in the Midst of Terror

November 16, 2015 Nor Will They Be Terrified In the days following September 11, 2001, and the worst terrorist attack on United States soil in history, I remember a conversation with my daughter on [...]

By stephen-simpsonNovember 17, 2015

Thanksgiving Brings God’s Presence

I hope this blog finds you well and enjoying this autumn. This is my favorite time of the year for many reasons, but primarily because we are nearing the celebration of Thanksgiving Day here in the Un [...]

By stephen-simpsonNovember 2, 2015

The Gospel Truth

Publication:Pastoral Letter, November 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: I remember where I was standing on the sidelines as a freshman football player when I heard about Merlin and Billy, who had been [...]

By charles-simpsonOctober 31, 2015

How Political Correctness Harms Future Generations

There is a current trend in some parts of our contemporary culture to re-examine history and its heroes in the light of current, politically correct “standards.” In some cases, advocates of their [...]

By charles-simpsonOctober 28, 2015

Pearl of Great Price

Dear Friend in Christ, What is the value of a person? Generally speaking, our society values life very highly (except in the case of the unborn). We will go to any expense in order to rescue a lost [...]

By charles-simpsonOctober 18, 2015

The Haven of Rest

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2015 Dear Friend in Christ, Henry Gilmour wrote a beautiful hymn, “The Haven of Rest.” The first verse says, “My soul in sad exile was out on life’s [...]

By charles-simpsonSeptember 30, 2015

The Way It Works

Publication:Pastoral Letter, September 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: The founders of the United States believed that God gave us two books, nature and the Bible, and that those books were in agree [...]

By charles-simpsonSeptember 1, 2015
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