... water will gush forth in the desert and streams in the wilderness

Isaiah 35:6

Church of the Nazarene

RSS Reflections Out Of Time

  • WE HAD NO IDEA Psalm 117 May 18, 2024
    We had no idea. Not a clue. About what? And who are ‘we’? We’re grammar school students, attending South Mountain Elementary in Millburn, New Jersey. Almost all of us began with Kindergarten and went through 6th grade. For me, it started with Miss Ford and culminated with Mrs. Carnegie. I loved our school and still […]
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  • HEY! WHAT ABOUT ME? Psalm 115 May 11, 2024
    I was mortified and deeply offended. Flabbergasted. Down in the dumps. Dejected. In a blue funk. Well, you get my point and it’s not on the top of my head! How could he? What’s going on? My wife and I attend a week-long conference where a friend is the speaker. The weather the week before […]
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RSS Christianity Today

  • What I Would Change After 30 Years of Marriage May 24, 2024
    I should have invited Ruth to our wedding—to acknowledge how much our ordinary moments point to the story of Christ. This piece was adapted from Russell Moore’s newsletter. Subscribe here. On Monday of next week, my wife, Maria, and I celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. As I think about those two kids standing at the […]
  • Pastors Will Try to Spare South Africa’s Tense Elections from Violence May 24, 2024
    Oscar Siwali is mobilizing conflict mediators as the country goes to the polls. He only wishes his organization could train more. Oscar Siwali remembers watching Nelson Mandela’s triumphant walk as he left prison after 27 years. In 1990, as the young pastor of a Baptist church, Siwali saw himself as an evangelical focused on winning […]

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