The Most Important Place on Earth

  The most important place on earth not the Oval Office, the Pentagon, or the Kremlin. It’s not Wall Street. It’s not St. Peter’s Basilica or St. Paul’s Cathedral or the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It’s not even the local church. The most important place on earth is your home. It is the Christian home. […]

Building Your Marriage Without Losing Your Mind

  Years ago I wanted to prepare a series of sermons about marriage, and I listed the topics I wanted to address. Then, picking up my Bible, I realized the Lord had addressed all of them in Ephesians. So I preached a series called “Ephesianizing Your Marriage.” It wasn’t the best title in the world, […]

The Peace to Which I Aspire

  While snowbound here in Roan Mountain (we’re venturing out today), I’ve been working on several projects and reading a couple of books, one of which has bolstered my faith every evening at bedtime. Though it’s not the best-written book I’ve ever read (anyone writing their memoirs should take a course in doing so), the stories […]

Cleanse Me

A Biblical Study of Psalm 51  [Note: This is the sermon I prepared for The Donelson Fellowship for January 8, 2017, but Katrina and I are snowbound in the Tennessee mountains, so I’ve re-shaped it into a blog. The freshly-fallen snow is an appropriate image for these thoughts, for Psalm 51:7 says, “Wash me, and […]