People Get Ready – Jesus Is Coming!

A frontier-style wooden saloon building with snow piled halfway up all sides of the walls. The stairs leading up to the front door have been dug out, The sky is clear blue with a wispy cloud above the rooftop, and a snow-covered evergreen to the right of the front stairs.

People get ready, Jesus is coming! That proclamation has been sounded for 2,000 years and it still goes out today. In fact, I’m one of the people proclaiming it. Preachers have called it out from the pulpit, evangelists have cried

Called To Endurance – Part 4

A thicket of small trees and underbrush, coated with snow. There is snow covering the ground and the sky is gray and cloudy overhead.

There are many Scriptures that relate to endurance or, as Paul put it, running our race. Let’s review some of the reasons why we need endurance and what that means as we put it into practice. Facts About Endurance God

Who We Are As a People—The Syrian Refugee Question

An active European street scene with two police scooters driving away from the viewer, numerous people walking and standing around between shops on either side of the street.

The following [Who We Are As A People-The Syrian Refugee Question] is adapted from a lecture delivered at Hillsdale College on October 12, 2016, sponsored by the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship and Pi Sigma Alpha. Nothing has provoked the

Called To Endurance – Part 3

A deciduous tree in winter, branches bare of leaves but partially covered in snow and ice. Background is of other trees in that section of woods.

When someone thinks of endurance they typically imagine a runner. The effort and determination of a runner, especially a long-distance marathon runner, is a great analogy for the Christian life. Why is that so? Because Christians are called to endurance

Called To Endurance – Part 2

A small creek runs through a snow covered patch of woods.

How was becoming a Christian presented to you? Some people feel lonely or depressed and so they think that God dwelling with them will help fill the emptiness inside. Others hear about forgiveness for the bad things they’ve done and

The Next Supreme Court Justice – Part 3

White plaster statue of a robed female, headress of eagle's head and feathers, holding a sheathed sword in her right hand and a laurel wreath and US shield in her left hand.

The following [The Next Supreme Cout Justice]  is adapted from a speech delivered on June 30, 2016, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation

Called To Endurance

I think everyone would agree that strange and confusing things are going on in the world today. Profound changes can be seen in the church, upheaval in the political and financial arenas are in the daily news, and personal relationships

Do You Trust God?

Like many people, I get on Facebook and I see all kinds of posts, and lately I’ve noticed an increase in frustration, anger, and anxiety. Issues like the results of the recent American election, and the subsequent actions of the

The Next Supreme Court Justice – Part 2

Supreme Court chambers with 9 armchairs set behind a long desk on the right side of the room. In front of the desk is a wooden railing, a small area of red carpet and then some small desks set facing the railing.

The following [The Next Supreme Cout Justice] is adapted from a speech delivered on June 30, 2016, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation

Are We Good People?

When we hear speakers talking about the people of the United States, they often refer to us as ‘good people.’ Speeches from public leaders, such as politicians, make references to the better angels of our nature, hinting that we are

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