The Birdcage

  There once was a man named George Thomas, pastor in a small New England town.  One Easter Sunday morning, he came to the Church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit.  Eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, Pastor Thomas began to speak…I was walking through town […]

“It Is No Secret”

  Back in the 50’s, there was a well known radio host/comedian/song writer in Hollywood named Stuart Hamblen, who was noted for his drinking, womanizing, partying, etc.  One of his bigger hits at the time was, “I won’t go hunting with you, Jake, but I’ll go chasing women.”  One day, along came a young preacher […]

What Is Faith?

  What is faith?  Faith is not sight.  Faith is the opposite of sight.  Faith is not mere intellectual assent.  Faith is a radical conviction, influencing decisively and forever, the trend and direction of a person’s life.  The Bible defines faith in Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and […]

Uniqueness of Christianity

  An article from a Christian periodical related an interesting account about Harry Rimmer.    While traveling in Egypt, he had an opportunity to talk with that country’s secretary of state, and in the course of the conversation he brought up the subject of Christianity.  Rimmer told the official that Christians believe God has given […]