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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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Mozambique   Recently I was privileged to visit the African country of Mozambique for the first time. I flew from London to Johannesburg over night and preached at the Cornerstone Church there Sunday morning and Doxa Deo in Pretoria Sunday night. I then flew into...

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Letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu

29th December 2015 Dear Prime Minister, I pray for you every day. Like many Evangelicals in America, I admire you greatly. We believe you have come to where you are for “such a time as this”, as Mordecai said to Esther. I have listened to many of your speeches,...

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New Years Letter 2016

New Years Letter 2016 “Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy” - Habakkuk 3:2. My deepest ambition for 2016 is to help make the God of the Bible famous. He is...

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How Much do You Read your Bible?

How Much do You Read your Bible? This is the most important Blog I have written in many years. I pray with all my heart that this will be read and spread to ordinary Christians all over the world. I cannot come close in emphasizing how important this particular Blog...

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Sixty Years ago Today

Sixty Years ago Today On October 31st 1955 I had the greatest spiritual experience of my life. Driving in my car from Palmer, Tennessee (where I was pastor) to Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville (where I was a student) I had what I might call a “Damascus Road”...

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