My oldest didn’t have a "terrible twos" stage. Rather, being an overachiever, she began life with an opposition to authority that intensified at 18 months and continued with a gleeful abandonment of reason until age five. She was also, of course, the Pastor’s Kid, and church proved...
I’ve mentioned before how there’s always a song in my head when I wake up and often during the day. Sometimes I haven’t sung these songs in years. They’re just there and often minister to my spirit. Such was the case recently with the above titled song....
I’m in my eternal home now! It’s all true! This place is absolutely magnificent. Human words cannot explain it. And I’m so alive, so free, so happy, so perfectly content. I’m home now! My mind is clear, all pain is gone, my hopes...

Silent Night

0
For most of us, the Christmas season is a hectic and stressful time. But the Lord gave us a taste of a quieter and more peaceful Christmas while we were living in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba in 1986. We were there ministering among the locals...
That word "Merry" is a strange one with both the brightest and the darkest of meanings. It is used a dozen times in the Bible to describe people who were drunk and acting irresponsibly – hardly a Christian virtue. The man who said, "Eat, drink, and be...
This summer, I celebrated four years of ministry at Faith BFC, Spring City, PA. After three and a half years and one hundred thirty-one sermons I also finished preaching through my first gospel, Matthew. My goal in this article is to unpack why I chose Matthew as...
There is no more important doctrine to the Christian church than the doctrine of the Trinity. At the heart of the Trinity is the answer to the question: who is God? How I answer the question impacts my life and worship. When we get the Trinity wrong,...
It almost seems like we are dealing with "the unforgiveable sin,” an elder shared while describing ministry with sexual offenders in their congregation. His remark highlighted many churches’ difficulty as they seek to biblically and practically restore sexual offenders after abuse. We are...
The Adult Sunday School class was an inductive study in Acts – dated concept, but it works. Somehow the raising of Dorcas in chapter 9 led to a discussion of the common features of New Testament resurrections. Soon, they came round to the...
On June 2022, Pastor Ron Kohl, Rachel Schmoyer, and camera man Jeff Tintle interviewed retired Pastor Ron Mahurin about his ministry in the BFC. To get an accurate feel for our interview, imagine the dialogue sprinkled with friendly laughter and peppered with tender-hearted tears.