The personal testimony of pastor Dee Duke on prayer.
Here are four lectures on preaching from Tim Keller.
Years ago in Ohio I gathered a few couples in the home of a friend once a week and taught them the basic message of the Bible. I explained the gospel and on the last of the six weeks I had our hosts, Dan and Barb Donegan, tell the story of how they came to […]
[photo credit to Daniel Biferie. His photo of the Brandon churches captures the heart of what I write about here]. I used to shepherd a village church in Ohio. There were two churches in the village, about fifty houses, a general store, a township hall, a cemetery, and a park tucked in the crook of […]
1. If you go to church you are going to be amazingly blessed by church people. 2. If you go to church you are also going to be deeply hurt by church people. 3. Sometimes the people who bless you are the same people who will hurt you. 4. Sometimes you will be both the […]
He never has failed me yet…
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In the autumn of 2001 I had an experience that made me think. Maybe it would be good for you to think about it too… I made pastoral visits yesterday and enjoyed being out of the study on a perfect autumn day. In the late afternoon I drove to Mr. Smith’s house. It was a […]
This picture was taken from a little footbridge on the northeast shore of Shear Lake on the property of Camp Barakel where I rest and reflect and pray as often as I can. Some day I will tell you the time and place God released my soul from seeing ministry as an unrelenting burden. It […]
In New York there is a neighborhood called Harlem. In Harlem is a section called Mousetown that was named by Reader’s Digest one of the toughest neighborhoods in the United States at one time. A young man lived in the neighborhood who was on a spiritual quest. Here is how he put it: “I was […]