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Will You Lead?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: July reminds us that the United States is a nation that was set free from political tyranny by leaders who were willing to give their lives. A total of 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence; later, they were captured, tortured, lost wives, children, many were [...]

Truth Versus Cultural Labels

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: I grew up with lots of labels; there were racial, religious, political, geographic and all kinds of labels and stereotypes.  It has taken me awhile to grow past trusting labels that have led to a lot of stereotypes.  Early on, I even labeled myself as not [...]

The Offense Fence

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: What I want to say in this letter is, “Get over it.”  Get over the fence of offense.  If we fail to get over offenses, we will miss the truth that offense conceals. Let’s talk first about offense.  “Offense” in sports is a good thing, but [...]

The Gospel Truth

Publication:Pastoral Letter, November 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: I remember where I was standing on the sidelines as a freshman football player when I heard about Merlin and Billy, who had been my classmates. They were riding to the game not realizing that the tail light on their motor bike was out. A neighbor came [...]

How Political Correctness Harms Future Generations

There is a current trend in some parts of our contemporary culture to re-examine history and its heroes in the light of current, politically correct “standards.” In some cases, advocates of their effort propose to banish these heroes or so ridicule them that it becomes the result. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Robert E. Lee [...]

By |October 28th, 2015|Charles Simpson Blog, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

The House of God

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: I grew up thinking of the church building as the “House of God”. When I was young, it was the place that I often got into trouble and received numerous spankings for misbehavior. Often, I dreaded going to the House of God. I had to sit [...]

Revealed in Fellowship

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2015 GOD'S PURPOSE AND HOPE COME TO US THROUGH PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM AND ONE ANOTHER I like to be comfortable, don’t you? And familiar people, places, and things make me comfortable. The unfamiliar can make me uncomfortable. But I’ve learned this: if I get too familiar, I can [...]

Priceless Foresight

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: It would be wonderful if we could see more of the future with greater clarity; that would prevent so many wrong decisions and save us so much trouble. In this letter, we will look at how we can have foresight, as well as the consequences of [...]

By |February 1st, 2015|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Infant Prophet

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2014 Dear Friend in Christ: As Christmas approaches I am happy to celebrate the greatest event in human history, the entrance of the Son of God into the world. He is the Word made flesh and the fulfillment of the words of the prophets. What does all of this mean for us [...]

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In Search of Church

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2014 Dear Friend in Christ: People often ask me to recommend a church in their area. While our magazine, ONE-TO-ONE, lists supporting ministries and churches, I am usually reluctant to recommend a particular church because I am aware that the one in search of A church may find human beings there [...]

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