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At the Foot of the Mountain

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2013 Dear Friend in Christ: If you are struggling with unresolved issues or a seeming lack of faith, then I hope that this letter will be for you as we enter into the new year. Most of us fall into one of those categories. The story I want to share is [...]

By |January 1st, 2013|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Struggling with the Truth

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: If you do not have to struggle with it, it probably isn’t the truth. The truth is a friend who will both confront and conquer us, if we love it more than ourselves. Pontius Pilate asked “What is Truth?” as Jesus was on trial. But Jesus [...]

By |June 1st, 2010|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Warfare|0 Comments

The Spirit of the Father

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2008 Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus! I pray this letter finds you well and blessed. This month, I have something very close to my heart that I want to share with you, which I pray will be both relevant and encouraging to you. We do not [...]

Bringing Sons to Glory

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: I recently attended a memorial service for a woman who had been a teacher for many years.One of those who brought the eulogy was a woman who had become a vital Christian and a very successful performer. Her remarks concerned the teacher, who had been a [...]

By |January 1st, 2008|Leadership, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

What Now?

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2006   IN TIMES OF TURMOIL, FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST MUST HAVE WISDOM AND TAKE ACTION Those who know me well know that I am a "news junkie." My library is stocked with numerous books dealing with current events and cultural trends and my internet favorites list includes every [...]

By |September 1st, 2006|One-to-One, 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

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, but also how we can [...]

By |April 1st, 2004|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|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