New Year’s Letter 2017

New Year’s Letter 2017 Dear Friends, “Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: ‘Who am I, O Lord God, that you have brought me this far?’” – 1 Chronicles 17:16. I have chosen this Scripture for my 2017 New Year’s Letter for two reasons. First, it...

Donald Trump and Toby

Donald Trump and Toby Every grandfather probably thinks his grandson is a genius. But Toby is! Yesterday at lunch when the conversation with our friend Benjamin Chan (see my tweet of 27-11-16) was about the BBQ we were enjoying at Hendersonville’s Center Point BBQ,...

Calvin and Calvinism

Calvin and Calvinism (For those who covet what I perceive to be a sound theology!) Those who have followed my ministry for very long will likely know three things about me: (1) I am a Calvinist, (2) my coming to this way of thinking immediately followed my baptism of...

Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Ocean Grove, New Jersey TR and I are in Ocean Grove, New Jersey today. I had never been here before, nor had I heard of it (ashamed to say). It is historically a Christian community. The Camp Meeting Association was founded here in 1869, mostly by Methodists. Those...

July 13, 2016

July 13, 2016 Dear friends: As some of you will know, I write an open letter to my friends and followers twice a year: on New Year’s Day and my birthday. Today I am 81. I often think of the funny line: “If I knew I would have lived this long I would have taken better...
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