This was the question I received today from someone hostile, as far as I can tell, to all forms of faith in God. Here is what I answered: Continue reading
The photo captures a meeting of the Stonewall AR church in its first building on the banks of the Cache River, next to the old post office. The quality of the original is poor. Continue reading
I mentioned in my FMag editorial today that Robert Adamson baptized my dad in 1950 during a gospel meeting with the church in Stonewall AR. Here is his business card, with a St. Louis MO address. I’d be interested in learning more about him.
by J. Randal Matheny © 2015
The wisest word I ever heard
That seized my shrinking heart,
Was high and old and often told,
A truth and living art: Continue reading
Glory to God for transformation of heart, soul, and mind, for giving hope to the dejected, for replacing complaints with thanksgiving, and for shining light to dispel the darkness.
So here we are in the airport in São Paulo, early, waiting for our flight. We’ve had a very calm day, in spite of travel. I made the Missus stay home today instead of running around doing last minute things, and that has helped a lot. Of course, being a holiday today contributed to that. No banks open, etc. Continue reading
Bom dia, gente! Good morning, folks! If you’re traveling today, like me, enjoy the ride. If you’re staying close to home today, enjoy the familiar surroundings. Continue reading
Anthony Grigsby shared two quotes in James D. Bales’s book, The Faith Under Fire, Page 101. Since they’re lengthy, I’ve not put them in blockquotes nor regular quotes. Continue reading
Some theology professors make “theology” the way to know God. Some preachers make “ministry” the nearly exclusive word for full-time work in God’s kingdom. Even among us, a tendency exists to exalt some individuals above others. This is fully against the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ. Not even in the Old Testament was anyone considered a notch above the others. Continue reading
The sovereign Christ is our only creed,
We love the Lord and follow his lead,
The grace of God, our only deed,
On his Word of truth we daily feed —
What joy! What peace! What rest!