No Jesus; No Peace

This past June we saw on the news the successful test of a missile defense system launched from Vandenberg Air Force base where my daughter and son in law, Emilee and Matt Bixler, served the past five years. I was working out in my furnace room exercise chamber, when the news report came on the …

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Patchwork Christians

When I was an elementary aged boy back in the early to mid-sixties Walled Lake was still a rural back water.  Many of us were from young families trying to make it into the “middle class.”  It was not in the least unusual for many of us boys to wear patches on the knees of …

But Do We Soar?

Recently, Michal and I have been watching a British series on Netflix entitled “Call the Midwife.”  The story is set in East London in the late 1950s and it centers on an Anglican Church mission in that area designed to care for a population giving birth at a high rate after the War during the …

Though He Slay Me

Dear Bereans, I preached a message some months ago on “Bethel Moments: Jacob’s Journey of Sanctification.” Jacob was always running from his troubles, whether it was Esau, Laban, or the people of Shechem. He was a conniver, as supplanter, and a schemer and it kept him always fleeing from one difficult circumstance to another (read …