Lincoln Land

  I’ve just finished Stephen Mansfield’s fascinating book, Lincoln’s Battle With God, which traces Abraham Lincoln’s painful but steady journey from probable atheism to probable Christianity. Just as I closed the last page, I left to speak at Child Evangelism Fellowship symposium in Peoria, and stayed to speak at Grace Presbyterian Church. That gave me the perfect […]

Word of Life – Scroon Lake

  I’ve heard about “Word of Life” for years — the fabulous international ministry started by Jack Wyrtzen and Harry Bollback in the 1930s. It sprang from the evangelistic rallies Wyrtzen conducted in New York City and elsewhere (see the pictures below). In 1940, Word of Life purchased an island in the middle of Scroon Lake […]

Something Great Is Happening In Washington, DC!

  Something wonderful is happening in Washington, D.C, and it has nothing to do with the election. On November 17, 2017, the Museum of the Bible opens at a cost of over a billion dollars, three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, and with more display space then the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. It will take […]

Hike 2: Couchville Lake Loop

  My grandson Elijah and I are hiking our way through Johnny Molloy’s book, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Nashville. We skipped #2 — it’s a very long hike and better for the Springtime — and went on to #3 for last Saturday’s warm February day. It was the Couchville Lake Loop in Long […]