Foundations of Faith

Parables for the Hearing Impaired

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: My Dad was hearing impaired_all of his life. He was born with an inactive nerve in one ear. When he wanted to go to sleep, he simply turned his good ear to the pillow. But, I never knew him to be. [...]

The Family Multiplies

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2006   Churches rejoice in additions; God rejoices in multiplication. While churches to seek to add members, the non-Christian world--especially the Islamic world--is multiplying. How are they doing this? Families are having children--lots of children. The West meanwhile has de-emphasized family, having children, and. [...]

Grandma Lives at the Airport

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: My sister, Carolyn Rodman, recently sent me a quote from a six-year-old who said, “My grandmother lives at the airport. When we want her to visit our house, we go there and get her. When we are done with her visit,. [...]

The Word of Reconciliation

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2006 YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, IS… In nearly 37 years of publishing, we have been privileged to work with many dedicated employees. Some of them are especially memorable. For instance, I will always appreciate the opportunity I had to work. [...]

The Power of Reconciliation

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2006 HOW TO OVERCOME ALIENATION AND BRING HEALING TO INDIVIDUALS…AND TO THE NATIONS The need for reconciliation applies wherever alienation exists. We cannot know the blessing of reconciliation until we have known the bitterness of alienation. Alienation is a wound not healed, a loss. [...]

Simplicity: A Beautiful Thing

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: I heard a message a few years ago by my friend C.J. Mahaney: “Keep the main thing the main thing.” He spoke about staying focused on the Gospel. It is easy to get lost in the complexities of life and lose. [...]

The Power of Love

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: We have all seen someone change because they fell in love with a girl, a guy, a goal, or even a game. Love has the power to cause us to change. The love of country or freedom has caused many people. [...]

Coming Home

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 A PROPHETIC LOOK AT THE DESTINY OF THE CHURCH “Where is the church going?” “What do you see happening?” Sometimes I get asked these questions, perhaps because I travel and visit many churches. I always answer, “Lots of different things are happening.” There. [...]

Peace on Earth?

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 ONE ANCIENT ROADMAP STILL POINTS THE WAY As my friends know, I enjoy “strange-but-true” news headlines. One of my favorites from years ago is, “PEACE ACTIVISTS RIOT.” Ah, yes, there’s nothing like a little bit of pacifism to finally drive one over the. [...]

The Prince of Peace

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 OTHERS CAN’T GIVE IT – OTHERS CAN’T TAKE IT AWAY Political leaders promise peace and prosperity because that is what almost all of us want. Peace is the foundation for prosperity, and when peace is taken from us, resources are diverted for survival,. [...]

The Sweet Savor of Sacrifice

by Gary Henley Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 ...HOW TO COMPLETE THE GREAT COMMISSION WITH JOY God’s response to the need of humanity is a wonderful fragrance both in heaven and earth. The apostle Paul wrote, "Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice. [...]

Faith That Works

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2005 What we believe will determine how we act at this critical moment in history. Several years ago, I shared a conference speaking platform with a Roman Catholic Cardinal. I remember a striking comment that he made: “The question is not faith or works,. [...]

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