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Google & International Women’s Day

If you visit Google.com today (go ahead and click the link to open a new tab), you will see that for today’s doodle they have a nice representation of women who have done wonderfully heroic and academic things from all cultures. This is in celebration of International (Working) Women’s Day which is March 8. A few quick […]

Responding Like a Pharisee

Last month I received a card in the mail from Legacy Church here on the east side of Columbus, OH. I posted a couple tweets with screen shots as you can see below.       I received one particular reply which I wanted to respond to in a blog post.         I […]

I’m Not Ashamed

Jonathan Edwards resolved “never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can and “never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do, if it were the last hour of my life.” 1 I’m Not Ashamed, the latest Pure Flix movie to hit the big screen, […]

VBS 2016 – Kids Say the Funniest Things

Twas the middle of the week. Thursday, I believe. We’d been talking about Noah and the flood all week, and we were looking at being thankful to God for His protection and provision. I had a poster depicting Noah burning an animal on a stone altar. I asked the children, what did Noah do when […]

The Fish of a Belly

My wife quite affectionately let me know that I referred to the “fish of a belly” during my final sermon from Jonah at Bethel Baptist Church of Pataskala. I’ll chalk it up to being overtired from preaching. It’s harder than it looks. I’ll post about that some other time. Here is the entire series for […]

A Beleaguered Believer is Beached

Jonah cried out to God from the belly of the great fish. Then, God grants Jonah a change of heart whereby he agrees to obey. Another brilliant OT text full of application for today. Here is the sermon I preached Sunday, May 15 at the evening service at Bethel Baptist Church of Pataskala. Make sure […]

On Praying ‘Hard’

I can no more adequately explain to you the difference between the way an apple tastes and the way a pear tastes than I can explain the difference between ‘praying hard’ and ‘just praying’; but I know which one I’m experiencing when I taste of it.