Author: garterburn

At Ease In Zion?

Sunday night I preached from Matthew 16:1-12. My sermon seemed to resonate with the people, so I thought I’d share a few highlights with a broader swath of friends. In a nutshell, my attempt was to unpack some of the

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LIFE

For those of you who asked for an update on Wednesday’s blog posting, here are a few of Eileen’s phone pics from D.C. The Lord is good (Psalm 100:5)! Have a blessed weekend.   Pastor Charles

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Bragging (Just a Little)

I married up. It’s that simple. If you’ll allow me room for just a little bragging, Eileen has been appointed to serve on the Leadership Council of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. If you

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Gasping for Grace

Someone in Illinois just sent me Ed Stetzer’s blog posting for January 16. You can find The Exchange at christianitytoday.com (“November 8th Is Long Gone, So Where do Christians Find Themselves?”) if you’re interested. In his blog, Dr. Stetzer –

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Holy Demotion

And he said to her, “Give me your son.” And he took him from her arms and carried him up into the upper chamber where he lodged, and laid him on his own bed. And he cried to the Lord, “O Lord my

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END IT

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It’s a multi-billion dollar criminal industry which denies freedom to at least 21 million people around the world. (Some estimates are over 50 million.) Human trafficking happens right here in Paducah, as the I-24 corridor

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Weighing the Moment

Happy New Year, dear friends! In an old book from across the pond in Great Britain, I discovered “A New Year’s Address for 1853.” It was published by the Reverend Thomas William Gittens, and addressed to “The Church of Christ

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Peace on Earth

The United Nations has labeled the atrocities against civilians in Aleppo “the worst humanitarian war crime of the 21st century.” You may remember this fall when I had the privilege of ministering among Syrian refugees in Armenia. As Christmas quickly

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Silver Bells

“Silver Bells” was first performed by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in the motion picture The Lemon Drop Kid, filmed in 1950 and released in 1951. The song’s first recorded version was performed by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards, with

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Fairy Tale Tragedy

  I wanted to post a quick thought or two before the day’s end, mostly just to ask you to pray for the people of Chapeco, Brazil, who are mourning the loss of their beloved soccer team. They were scheduled

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