Posts from August 2015

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Creeping Compromise

by Ladd

The Toronto Blue Jays are winning games by lop sided scores, the weather is beautiful, and my health is the best that it has been in years. I could say, “all is right with the world”, but in reality all isn’t right with the world. Just because I’m doing well and am happy doesn’t mean […]

Jesus Our Mercy-Seat

by Ladd

Last post I mentioned that I would be posting thoughts on the book of Judges so that you could follow along with our Bible study groups. As we meet once a week and I write three to four blog posts a week there will be lots of posts where I do write about other things […]

Three Thousand Years Ago

by Ladd

Our Bible study groups are going to be starting a series of studies on the book of Judges this fall and I would like to invite you to study along with us. I know, people’s first reaction is, “what do you want to study that for?” But, Judges is one of the most instructive and […]

Invitation Back To the Garden

by Ladd

A friend of mine was recently talking to a friend of his about grace and the joy of experiencing Christ when suddenly his friend blurted out, “that’s nice but lets talk about the meat of the Bible.” When my friend recounted the conversation to me in an email I was a bit shocked that anyone […]

Older Men “in Christ” Are a Treasure…

by Ladd

“Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance,” Titus 2:2. Last post we looked at what it means to be temperate, worthy of respect and self-controlled now we will look at the last three of Paul’s admonitions for older men. The New International […]

Now That I’m an Older Man…

by Ladd

“Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.” Titus 2:2 Now that I am an “older man” I’ve started paying more attention to texts like Titus 2:2. It’s not that I skipped over such texts in the past; it’s just that what Paul is saying speaks more […]

Baptism is the Beginning of a Journey

by Ladd

Some days are just perfect and last Sunday was one of those days. Three wonderful ladies were baptized in a pristine lake under the watchful eye of a beautiful old rustic cabin. The sun shone hot, the lake breeze kept it cool and the fellowship was amazing. As each of the ladies was baptized I […]

The Wonder of an Eye

by Ladd

Last post I wrote about how our post-Darwinian society can trace its roots back to the thinking of Epicurus and his rejection of the gods in favor of random clashing atoms to explain life. We saw how the Roman poet Lucretius revived the philosophy less than seventy years before Jesus appeared on the scene and […]

Is Your Worldview Based on God or Darwin?

by Ladd

We live in an age that is defined by its adherence to what is often referred to as the post-Darwin world of physical science. Science is king and the lines are deeply cut between it and religion in most people’s thinking. You are either a Bible believing Christian or an enlightened modern thinker who puts […]

God and Prayer…

by Ladd

7 “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my […]