Category Archives: Personal

What Satan Did to Peter: Sifting

“The Wiles of the Devil” series (post #11) And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.” (Luke 22:31, N.K.J.V.) The Jews of ancient Israel were well acquainted with sifting. … Continue reading

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What Satan Did to Eve: Deception

“The Wiles of the Devil” series (post #3) And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. (1 Timothy 2:14, N.K.J.V.) But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: John 10:27 (Interview With Russell Mckinney)

Malcolm and I are still feeling our way into the podcast ministry. I mean, it’s not like we’ve got a technical team and a staff of writers behind us or have ever done something like this. All in all, though, … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Help the Eagles Win the Super Bowl?

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in last Sunday’s Super Bowl. While that result was a bit of an upset, what stood out to me most about the game was the inordinate amount of “Jesus talk” the … Continue reading

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A Generation That Had to Die Off

I once heard a preacher’s thoughts regarding a troubled church. He said something to the effect, “There is a generation that is going to have to die off there before God can get in there and change things.” The preacher … Continue reading

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Year-End Report (2017)

HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody! Here in Spruce Pine, NC, 2018 rang in with single-digit temperatures and an inch of fresh snow. According to the weatherman, those bone-chilling temperatures will be a staple for our week. I thought I’d use this … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Question

“A Thought-Provoking Book” series (post #5, last one) You — the regular readers of this blog — have had the last four posts to grasp some of the more compelling arguments presented in the book Why I Left, Why I Stayed. As … Continue reading

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