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What does the Bible say about pollution and the earth?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Latest News, Prophecy, State of the nation | 0 comments

What does the Bible say about pollution and the earth?

A scientist once said that, after years of study in his field, when he came to know Christ he felt as though he’d reached the summit of a great mountain and all the Christians were already there waiting, secure in a knowledge he’d been seeking all his life. The Bible has the answers not only to the condition of the human heart, but it contains revelation that modern science is only just now discovering – or, for which it has only speculation. Previously, I researched and wrote on the harmony of science and scripture and the Bible’s prolific mention of climate change; a friend and...

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Three Things You Hear When You’re Burdened to Pray for the Nation

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Latest News, prayer, Spiritual Growth, State of the nation | 0 comments

Three Things You Hear When You’re Burdened to Pray for the Nation

If you’re passionate about the direction of the nation, and if you hunger and thirst for righteousness in your land, perhaps at some point you’ve been chided for your zeal. In my last post, I shared my own testimony of not knowing what to do with the burden I carried for my country, but how the Lord kept showing me He would not have given me such a heart to care if He did not intend to answer the desires of my heart, specifically as they pertained to the nation. Here are three things I’ve heard Christians say to fellow believers or even to themselves over the years, usually as a...

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Called to Intercede for Your Nation

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Latest News, prayer, Prophecy, State of the nation, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Called to Intercede for Your Nation

Some things require care when mixing, such as ministry and money, pastoring and politics. As such, there’s a tendency simply to play it safe and keep them separate. John Newton, ex-slave captain and writer of the hymn “Amazing Grace,” said of his friend William Wilberforce, the British Member of Parliament, “I hope the Lord will make him a blessing both as a Christian and a statesman. How seldom do these two characters coincide! But they are not incompatible.” Wilberforce devoted his entire life to ending the African Slave Trade in the West Indies, and saw his goal realized just...

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William Wilberforce: Slavery and Its Startling Parallels to Abortion

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Latest News, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation | 0 comments

William Wilberforce: Slavery and Its Startling Parallels to Abortion

“Things have come to a pretty pass when one should permit one’s religion to enter public life” said Lord Melbourne. The Duke of Clarence ridiculed those who supported Abolition as “either fanatical or hypocritical.” A judge acquitted perpetrators responsible for countless deaths because he ruled that the victims “weren’t really human beings.” The more I read Eric Metaxas’ Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, the more the African Slave Trade of the 1700s  sounded like America’s Abortion Industry. This must-read biography...

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‘Escaping Religion’: missionary foresees shake-up of church denominations

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in Latest News, Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

“Which is worse, to worship Baal under a tree on the mountainside, or to bring the idol of Baal inside the temple of God to worship him there? It is a terrible thing when men perform evil deeds in secret. It is much worse when men bring their deeds inside the temple of God and claim that their evil is sanctioned by God…If you place God’s name upon your sin, you are adding the sin of blasphemy to your original sin.” In his book Escaping Religion, Pastor Vaughn Martin points out the deadliness of the Western church blessing and honoring sin within it,...

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A Reward Like Simeon’s

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Latest News, Spiritual Growth, The Holy Spirit | 2 comments

A Reward Like Simeon’s

He was a man whose existence centered on one thing: seeing the Messiah. “There was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus…Simeon took him in his arms, and blessed God” (Luke 2:25-28). Simeon then prophesied over Jesus, detailing the startling word that He would be a light...

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Scenes from Childhood

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Scenes from Childhood

Coming soon! My newest book, Scenes from Childhood, is a novella set in the romantic Bavarian Alps. The plot deals with the crisis between two adult siblings following the death of their mother. What is a novella? Shorter than a novel and longer than a short story, the novella features taut prose, lots of symbolism, fewer characters and plot lines, and historically centers around events and themes. Stay tuned for more details on Scenes from Childhood, available this month!

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