A Brief Hiatus…

For the next week or so I’ll be on a blogging hiatus. My in-laws are visiting so I expect to spend my time visiting and drinking far too much coffee…if that were possible ūüėČ ¬†Please enjoy posts you’ve missed or check out some of my booklets. My prayer is that Christ is magnified in each…

The Fruitlessness of the Cross

The following is excerpted from a booklet I am close to finishing–Despising the Lamb: Pictures of Contempt in First Samuel *** First Samuel opens with a story about Elkanah and his wives, Hannah and Peninnah. ¬† Hannah was unable to have children. ¬† Peninnah bore children for Elkanah and smugly needled Hannah about it: ‚ÄúHer…

Behold–Guest Post by Cameron Fultz

Today’s post features Cameron Fultz. ¬†Cameron has done guest spots on The Voice of One before. ¬†One post featured his book¬†Jesus Pictures. ¬†This book asks us to look at scripture with new eyes, eyes opened by the Holy Spirit, eyes that see Jesus pictured in every biblical narrative. ¬†If you’ve ever felt like Bible study…

Who, Me?

“You have abandoned the love you had at first.” “You accept other gospels.” “You tolerate sexual immorality.” “People say you’re alive but you’re dead.” “You are lukewarm, self-satisfied, and complacent.” These are things Jesus said to the churches in Revelation chapters two and three. ¬†As I read these statements today, I thought about whether any…

Daddy’s Little Helper

My four year old son loves doing projects with me. ¬†Any project. ¬†Today we stained a railing bordering exterior stairs to our basement. ¬†I¬†showed him how to dip a brush in the stain, wipe off excess stain, and apply stain to the railing. ¬†To the best of his ability, he worked with me almost from…

Five Celebrity Preachers Who Ignored Osteen’s Advice–Hans Fiene

I’d like to share a hilarious (not to mention true) article my wife stumbled upon the other day. It’s by Hans Fiene, Lutheran pastor and creator of¬†Lutheran Satire.¬† Mr. Fiene uses delicious irony to deliver a corrective perspective. I have the beginning below. I encourage you to read the entire article! ### “Not all celebrity…

Whoops!

My last post featured an excerpt from¬†New Birth Fundamentals by Mallory Patrick. However, I forgot to post a link to the rest of the book in case people are interested in reading the whole book. Whoops! Proof I’m human ūüėČ A note about the book: It is formatted for print so the pages aren’t exactly…

New Birth Fundamentals–Mallory Patrick

This post is taken from¬†New Birth Fundamentals, a book by Mallory Patrick. ¬†The first chapter is quoted below. ¬†New Birth Fundamentals was originally written as a curriculum for Freedom Christian Academy.¬†Besides being an author, Mallory is a Bible teacher, editor, book worm, and my sister-in-law. ¬†Mallory chairs In Him Ministries and is affiliated with Christ…