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Why We Fail to Understand Islamic Terrorism

Lessons We Can Learn From San Bernadino, Paris, Boston, Beirut, and History It should be clear by now that most of the population, certainly in the Western world, still does not understand Islamic terrorism. One reason I believe that is the great variety of assessments that I read and hear from the various media. And [...]

By |December 8th, 2015|Charles Simpson Blog, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Who Is at the Door?

Publication:Pastoral Letter, September 2014 Dear Friend in Christ: We like to know who is knocking or ringing the doorbell before we open it. That is certainly true now in most neighborhoods. Caution has all but eliminated door to door sales. Nevertheless there remains One who stands at the door and knocks (see Revelation 3:19-20). In [...]

By |September 1st, 2014|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Not in Word Only

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: I believe God has a purpose beyond the obvious and we are called to His purpose, not our own. I have thought a lot about our brothers and sisters in Christ who labor in extremely difficult situations and who often demonstrate a more pure faith than found [...]

By |December 1st, 2012|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Reality Therapy!

Publication:Pastoral Letter, February 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: The Biggest Loser is a NBC reality show that features very overweight men and women who are interviewed and, if qualified, enter a rigorous fitness and weight-loss program. They go to a ranch and are trained by professionals who confront them with reality, exercise, diet, and how [...]

By |February 1st, 2012|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|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

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 does procrastination become rebellion and [...]

One Nation Under God

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 1999 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray this letter finds you and yours doing well. This month, I want to share from my heart concerning the United States. I trust our readers in other nations will bear with me and remember the U. S. in their prayers during these critical days. [...]