IN NEED OF FORGIVENESS

  Randy Alcorn in his book, “If God is Good” told this true story.   “Just fifteen miles from our home, Westley Allan Dodd tortured, molested, and murdered three boys. Dodd was scheduled to become the first U.S. criminal hanged in three decades, shortly after midnight on January 4, 1993.  At dinner that evening, both our […]

TAPS IS NOT THE LAST NOTE

  Glenn and Lorie Holland of Joplin, Missouri were both killed in the Joplin tornado.  Matt Proctor, president of Ozark Christian College, conducted the funeral service.  This article concerning that service appeared in the Compass, summer of 2011:  “At their graveside service, which included full military honors for Glenn, Matt Proctor heard the sad notes […]

CHEAP GRACE

  Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote “The Cost of Discipleship” which is still a classic today.  It was first published in 1937, when the rise of the Nazi regime was underway in Germany and against this background that Bonhoeffer’s theology of costly discipleship developed, which ultimately led to his death.  One of the most quoted parts of […]

PLEASE DISTURB ME

PLEASE DISTURB ME “I have a car that’s paid for and a house that’s wonderfully appointed with furniture and gadgets. I have clothes that are in great condition in a variety of colors and styles. I have a job and some degree of security. There is food on the table and extra in the cupboard. I have […]