Justice and Forgiveness

  Justice…. That is the message we keep hearing over and over in the news. Ever since the death of George Floyd last week, there have been riots and civil unrest unlike anything this nation has ever seen. As I have pondered these happenings, I keep asking myself, what is the justice people want? Where […]

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Forward Ever, Backward Never

When I was in Africa last month, I learned a lot about the history of Ghana. One of the most fascinating aspects was learning about Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah. His presidency ended suddenly in 1966 when he was overthrown by a military coup when he was out of the country. It has even been […]

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Great Message, Feeble Messenger

Not long after I graduated from Bible College, I had the opportunity to preach at my home church, the church I attended in junior high and high school. I can’t remember the exact text I preached on, but I do remember the response of some friends. They were extremely affirming and appreciative of me for […]

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In the Fullness of Time

Several years ago I was invited to speak at a community Thanksgiving service in Bucyrus, Ohio. My pastor friend John Cory asked me to preach at the service, scheduled for the Sunday before Thanksgiving. As a young pastor, I was excited for the opportunity and wanted to make the most of it. Unfortunately……I botched the […]

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Celebrating the New Birth

  August is a big month for our family when it comes to birthdays. Our 3 oldest were born in August and it also happens to be Steph’s birthday. The kids are already telling us what they want even though we still have another 6 months before our big birthday month comes around again. I […]

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