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The Next Revival

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: I am often asked what I think about what is happening in some particular place where there is a “revival.” There seems to be hope that something will happen somewhere that will move the Church and individuals into a place of renewed power and influence. It [...]

By |August 1st, 2008|Pastoral Letters, Relationships|0 Comments

Into the World

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: I grew up in a small, South Alabama community that could be grouped in several ways: White or black, wealthy or not, going to church or not. As a pastor’s son, I was especially aware of the latter group. Many church-going people are still very aware [...]

By |September 1st, 2006|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

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 impaired in his spiritual hearing. [...]

By |July 1st, 2006|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

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, we take her back to [...]

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 is no one model. However, [...]

Here Comes the Harvest

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2005 ...Our Ongoing Response to Natural Disasters Hurricane Katrina Evacuees at the New Orleans Superdome In New Orleans, LA The Gulf coast is my home. Its sparkling briny seas and brackish bayous and crystal streams mingle and flow through my veins; my skin is freckled with its [...]

By |September 1st, 2005|One-to-One, Work & Service|0 Comments

If My People

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus! I pray that this letter finds you and yours doing well and enjoying the summertime. My father, Charles Simpson, has graciously allowed me to share something with you this month that is strongly on my heart, and I [...]

By |August 1st, 2004|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Keys to Fruitfulness

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: In my last letter, I discussed the difference between viewing the Church as a circle and viewing it as a vine. In this letter, I want to pursue the vine analogy that Jesus gives us in John chapter 15, and how we can be fruitful branches. [...]

By |June 1st, 2003|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Circle or Vine?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray this letter finds you and yours well. This month, I want to write about a most significant topic, to those whom I believe love the Lord and His Church. I believe a reformation is occurring and in these days, I want us to prayerfully [...]

By |May 1st, 2003|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Future of the Church

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray this letter finds you and yours well. This month, I want to share something that I believe is of vital importance to us all: the future of the Church. But first, let me address the past by recounting the following experience.... It was early [...]

By |February 1st, 2003|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments