My First Christmas Memory

My First Christmas Memory

I WAS BORN IN 1948, the first child with eight more to follow. My first Christmas memory was 1955. It was a maturing moment in my youthful development, and one that I will never forget. My father was a Civil Engineer working for the Army Corp of Engineers on Chief...
The Astounding Christmas Message!

The Astounding Christmas Message!

SEVERAL YEARS AGO a friend sent me a life-changing Christmas card. On the front was this simple statement, “Many Men Have Claimed To Be God.”   Underneath appeared the pictures of famous men like Ghengis Khan, Augustus Caesar, Pharaoh, Alexander the Great,...
How To Not End Like Solomon

How To Not End Like Solomon

HYPOCRISY IS A DESTRUCTIVE SIN. How many churches have been destroyed by a leader’s hypocrisy? How many unbelievers have been repelled from Christ because of a “believing” friend’s hypocrisy? How often has the budding faith of a new convert...
Girolamo Savonarola, The Prophet of Florence

Girolamo Savonarola, The Prophet of Florence

IN 1992 JUDY AND I VISITED FLORENCE, ITALY. In the central square, unchanged for centuries, we found a small brass plaque embedded in the pavement. It was dedicated to Girolamo Savonarola, one of the cities past heroes. Knowing quite a bit about this man, I was deeply...