On Monday, October 23rd , students and staff from NEBC went on their third B.E.N.E.A.T.H. trip (Believers Exploring New England’s Awesome Theological History), this time to Northampton, MA, to visit sites related to the life and ministry of Jonathan Edwards. Continue reading >>
October 31, 1517 was a crucial day in Christian history. That day, an Augustinian monk, Martin Luther, nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Other people and events contributed to the Reformation, but Luther’s action was decisive. He intended to begin a debate about the Roman Catholic Church’s fundraising method—selling indulgences. He sparked an unintended firestorm instead. Continue reading >>
What comes to mind when you think of God’s blessings? In blog 10.1, I noted how God blessed His people in Jerusalem in Haggai’s day, and how He blesses us in our day. God’s children experience His supernatural favor when we adjust our lives to live His priorities. Continue reading >>
What comes to your mind when you think of God’s blessings? Do you imagine they exempt you from problems, challenges, and trials? Do you think His blessings guarantee your health, wealth, and wisdom? According to Haggai, in spite of problems and trials, even without health and wealth, God’s people are blessed when they pursue God’s priorities. Consider three important truths about God’s blessing. Continue reading >>
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
How are your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions working out? After 9½ months, are you trim, toned, and bi-lingual? Congratulations! You are exceptional. Continue reading >>
A 34,000-Foot View
Day or night, rain or shine, the view from a jet flying at 34,000 feet pleases me. From time to time I pause my reading and enjoy looking out the window. I also relish the connection opportunities on a flight. Continue reading >>
God is at work at Northeastern Baptist College! You read that often in my blogs, articles, and letters. It’s also a consistent theme of my preaching. I’ve been pondering the statement anew since early this morning. Allow me to share what I intend to communicate.
For me, “God is at work” is more than positive thinking. I never want it to become a pious cliché I use to fill space in sentences. “God is at work,” is a statement of truth, a confession of faith, a declaration of reality. Continue reading >>
When I first saw him, I assumed he was an ambitious hotel manager, enhancing public relations. His smile was warm and welcoming. He chatted with guests at each table as he made his way around the dining area. Cindy, Ben, and I enjoyed our Sunday morning breakfast. He progressed, guest-to-guest, table-to-table, toward a divine appointment … with me. Continue reading >>
On September 10, NEBC students, staff, and family were treated to an afternoon of bowling, fun, food, and fellowship, courtesy of NEBC Head Trustee Phil Waldrep. Continue reading >>
WHEN GOD CALLS?
What do you do when God calls you to do something, but you don’t have the resources to do it? I can think of three possible responses: Continue reading >>