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Our Refuge

Publication:Pastoral Letter, April 2020 Dear Friend in Christ: I often open my letters with a greeting: “I pray this letter finds you well.” I mean it sincerely every time, but I wish I could convey the depth of my heart when I say it to you now. Wherever you are reading this, the Coronavirus pandemic [...]

Joy to the World

Publication:Pastoral Letter,December 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray this letter finds you well. This month, it is my honor to write this Pastoral Letter to you on behalf of my father, Charles Simpson, and all of us here at CSM Publishing. I have some very Good News to share with you … Christ, the [...]

Unshakeable

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: Our annual CSM leadership conference in Gatlinburg was outstanding. The attendance was one of our highest ever, and the times of worshipping the Lord were strong. I was honored for 60 years in ministry by many kind friends, but more importantly, the focus of the conference [...]

In a Time of Trouble

Publication:Pastoral Letter, November 2013 Dear Friend in Christ, No one wants trouble, but it is often the instrument that brings us to truth and the rediscovery our foundations. That was the case with King David in Scripture, and was the case with me in late 1970. Late 1970 was a time of transition for me [...]

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The Ropes are Cut

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2013 Dear Friend in Christ, I am writing to you this month to encourage us together to exercise what Christ died to give us: freedom. As Christians and as citizens of the United States, we can boast that we are free, but if we fail to exercise it, then we will [...]

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When Dumb Dogs Do Not Bark

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2011 Dear Friend in Christ, This month's letter has an unusual title, but I believe the topic is very relevant and timely for us to consider: How is it that evil strikes unsuspecting people when there are those appointed to guard their safety? That is the issue that Isaiah addresses in [...]

By |August 1st, 2011|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

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 Him, we are transformed into [...]

By |March 1st, 2011|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Storm Stories

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2005 What Is the Reason for Hurricane Season? Hurricane Ivan Aftermath photo courtesy The Pensacola News Journal. Used with permission. There is a peculiar, and not at all pleasant sound that the wind makes when it is trying to dismantle your house. The English language comes up [...]

Lord of the Storm

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: I have been writing these monthly Pastoral Letters for nearly twenty years. My purpose is to draw life from where I am, and to share life with you where you are. I receive many responses that encourage me. I am grateful that you take the time [...]

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Handling the Truth

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: In recent letters I have been writing about how we handle, or fail to handle the truth. Our society has muted the prophetic voice in favor of being overly sensitive to people’s feelings. We have gone even further, to the point of redefining truth to be [...]

By |June 1st, 2002|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments