Deathbed Wishes

October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020 Church Family, Jettison to the end of your life for a moment. This is not a morbid exercise. Indeed, it is wise to do so. “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). On your death bed, if asked what three things you desired […]

The Fading of the Flesh and the Flourishing of Faith

December 27, 2012

This book review is by Terry Delaney and appears on his website, Christian Book Notes (May 13th, 2011). Used by permission. Swinnock, George. The Fading of the Flesh and the Flourishing of Faith. Grand Rapids, Reformation Heritage Books, 2009. 178 pp. $10.00. [on sale right now for $5.00] Introduction George Swinnock was an English Puritan who lived from […]

Pastor Fun at the Funeral

July 12, 2012

It took awhile, but our funerals have caught up with our worship services; there now all about us, too. This past week I attended the funeral of a very fine man. I had looked forward to honoring his memory, being consoled by the Word of God, glorying in the certainty of the resurrection, and thanking […]

A Lousy Epitaph

May 19, 2011

What’s going on your stone? You can find this one at Boot Hill Cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona for someone named Butch: “Here lays Butch. We planted him raw. He was quick on the trigger; but slow on the draw.” Apparently, Butch was a lousy gun-slinger; but if that’s all they could come up when he […]

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