Worldview & Culture

Creating Culture

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus! I pray that this letter finds you and yours doing well. This month, I want to share some thoughts with you concerning present cultural clashes, and how we can have not only hope,. [...]

Taking Action

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2004 Dear Friends in Christ, Last month, I wrote to you on the subject of preparations. This month I am writing about “action.” The question before us is, what will we do when God reveals Himself to us? When does contemplation and meditation become procrastination? When. [...]

The Greatest Investment

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2003 Dear Friend in Christ, I am an investor; that is, I am willing to take a calculated risk in order to produce an increase. Most of us are investors in some way. Since I am not a qualified financial advisor, I will not offer any. [...]

The Blessings of Accountability

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: I heard a story many years ago, about a pastor who wanted to demonstrate to his church what it was like to abuse the grace of God, and the gift of salvation. His deacons gave him a watch as a gift. [...]

Will I Be a River or a Cistern?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of our Lord! I pray this letter finds you and yours well. To be honest, this is one of the more difficult letters that I’ve ever tried to write; but I believe it is also one of. [...]

The Shadow over Christmas

Publication: Pastoral Letter, December 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: This is a joyful season for us, and we pray that it will be for you and yours. Nothing in all history approaches the great blessings of Jesus’ entrance into the world. It is no wonder the angels sang, “Joy to. [...]

Nations in Uproar

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of our Lord! I pray this letter finds you and yours well this month. The days in which we are living are definitely perilous, and the nations are in an uproar. In times like these, it’s good. [...]

Accommodating Culture

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: I want to write to you concerning one of the greatest issues facing us today; one with which I struggle even as I write. The issue is: How far do we go to accommodate our current Western culture? To answer this,. [...]

Peace in War

Publication: Pastoral Letter, December 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: Peace on earth seems remote in this day of conflict and tragedy. But it also seemed remote when the angels announced it at Jesus’ birth. Peace on earth has always been confined to those of good will_it is not a promise. [...]

Fear Not!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: Shortly after completing my regular October Pastoral letter to you, the United States was attacked by terrorists on September 11. In seeking the Lord, I felt I should address this issue immediately, and so, even as crews continue to make rescue. [...]

How to Cross the River

Publication: Pastoral Letter, December 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: The Jordan River…3,500 years is a long time for one place to be of vital interest to the whole world. Yet this small river has been and still is of vital interest. Even as I write to you, this small river. [...]

Patriarchy in the Lap of Feminism

Publication:Pastoral Letter, February 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: I am writing a letter to you that is somewhat difficult for me to write. But as a result of my current reading, the prompting of the Holy Spirit, and the current rise of Gnosticism in America, I am compelled to write. [...]

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