Worldview & Culture

The Unshakeable Kingdom

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray all is well with you thus far this summer! This is the third and final letter in the series “Foundations for the Future”. Previously, I have written to you about God’s Covenants and the Glorious Church. This month, we. [...]

Translating Worldview into World Mission

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2011 "When you look at the world / What is it that you see People find all kinds of things / That bring them to their knees" - from "When I Look at the World" by U2* We all have a certain way of. [...]

The Wellspring of Liberty

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: I ask you to please take the time to read this entire letter and join me in rededication to Spiritual Liberty in Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 makes it crystal clear that liberty comes from beholding the glory of God. Beholding. [...]

Fix the Factory!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: It doesn’t make any sense to complain about the product and ignore the factory that produces it. It is like throwing time and money at symptoms and ignoring the disease. Our culture has a very serious and eventually fatal disease, and. [...]

The Next Great Awakening

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2010 HOW HUNGER FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BIRTHING A NEW REVOLUTION I have often heard my father teach that a "Theology produces culture," and it has been amply demonstrated throughout history, both ancient and modern, across the globe. The beliefs and perspectives of a people. [...]

How to Discern Between Reality and Lies

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2010 WHEN DOES TWISTING THE TRUTH PRODUCE A LIE? SOMEONE SAID, "A HALF-TRUTH IS A WHOLE LIE, THE ENEMY OF OUR SOUL HATES THE TRUTH, AND FROM THE BEGINNING HAS SOUGHT TO REVISE IT INTO A LIE PALATABLE TO THE NAÏVE. Satan began this. [...]

The Mercy of Truth

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2010 ...IT STILL MATTERS TO ME "Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the. [...]

Qualified to Be King

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: As we move into yet another election cycle, the subject of politics is in the air, and our nation is polarized. Is there a way forward that will yield peace and progress? Yes, there is, if we will seek God; He. [...]

Extending Family

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2010 BRIDGES ARE BUILT FROM BOTH SIDES I consider myself a young man, although when you are older than many of your doctors, that's a sign that you are not as young as you think you are. While I am not totally "over the. [...]

Entitlement’s Eleventh Hour

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2010 THE FALLOUT AND SUCCESSION OF THE “AGE OF ENTITLEMENT” In the 1890's, two Swedes named August and Marie, escaping the creeping socialism in their homeland, immigrated to the United States. They traveled separately, for they did not know each other. Neither spoke English,. [...]

Shelter in the Storm

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2009 ...FULFILLING OUR CALL IN THIS GENERATION The wind-whipped gray mist enveloped our boat and danced with the salty spray blown from the tops of chocolate-colored waves. Shallow Mobile Bay was being roiled by a wild waterspout and we were right in the middle. [...]

Turning the Hearts of Fathers

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2009 GLOBAL REDEMPTION STARTS AT HOME The last word in the Old Testament is "curse." How sobering to think that what began with such promise "in the beginning," had come to a place where man's sin brought great strife-division between God and man, division. [...]

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