Monthly Archives: December 2007

A Bowling Weekend

I have never seen Alabama play in a college fotball bowl game. My dream game would actually be a BCS bowl, or better yet a BCS national title game. I’ve seen some really big Alabama football games of historic magnitude … Continue reading

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The Religious Right is Still Alive and Well

Please do not try to convince me that the religious right is not still playing a major role in Republican politics. And definitely do not try to convince me that a very conservative, white, deeply religious viewpoint has not played … Continue reading

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Six Days in June and America's Real Role in the Middle East

Six Days in June: The War That Redefined the Middle East is a new DVD release from Public Broadcast (PBS) via their Boston affiliate, WGBH. It is an excellent history lesson, well worth seeing, and vividly presents a time when … Continue reading

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Thirty-Seven Years of Marriage

Thirty-seven years ago on this evening of December 26th I took Anita Ruth Siml to be my wife in a lovely candlelight ceremony in a Wheaton church. I cannot say that we have never struggled during our life together. Couples … Continue reading

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Denzel Washington on Film, Faith and Culture

Denzel Washington professes personal faith in Christ and gives us very good reason to believe that he understands what he professes. His work with Zondervan on “The Bible Experience” is sterling and his family and lifestyle stand in stark contrast … Continue reading

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The Great Debaters

Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune calls the new film, The Great Debaters, a "Good story, well told." So it is. Featuring great stars like Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker, this movie also introduces the audience to some new stars … Continue reading

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Christmas is About Hope for the Whole World

Political columnist and author E. J. Dionne, Jr., who writes for the Washington Post and The New Republic, is not a political writer I always agree with on a number of social issues, at least when it comes to the … Continue reading

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"Peace to Those On Whom His Favor Rests"

The usual Christmas greeting we will hear today and tomorrow is the wish for "peace on earth." It has become the Hallmark theology of the left and the right in our time. It is even the greeting of many who … Continue reading

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The Joys of Teaching Evangelism

One of my greatest joys is the students I get to teach in evangelism and apologetics. I taught twelve such students this past July with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. These were all full-time college workers who serve Christ on the campus … Continue reading

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A Day in November I Shall Never Forget

Many of you prayed for me during the time surrounding my mom’s death on November 19th. I will never be able to thank you enough for your loving intercession. You may also know that I preached the weekend following mom’s … Continue reading

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