Me vs. GOD

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Oh Lord, I am fleeting, but You are eternal. I am minuscule, but You are immense. I am weak, but You are all-powerful. I am limited, but You are infinite.
When I was newly pregnant with my first child, I was overjoyed yet overwhelmed with the unknown. I wanted to understand each stage of pregnancy. The classic “What to Expect When You Are Expecting” had a permanent place on my bedside table. The weekly drawings of each...
There’s no doubt about it: 2020 will be remembered as a very strange year, indeed – in just about every way possible, including BFC Conference. In a normal calendar year, pastors and delegates from all the Bible Fellowship Churches and ministries gather...
Pastor Kirkwood delivered this message to Annual Conference, Oct. 18, 1962, at its meeting in Hatfield, PA.  The version here is considerably edited for space.  Still it demonstrates our brother’s gift for boldly addressing the issues of his time.  You can find the full address on line...
Happy Birthday! ...well, sort of. Being born – is there anything more wonderful, more hopeful, more satisfying to witness? But you might say “Yes, but today is not really my birthday ... my actual birthday is in October, not April”. Others –...
The 1918 Influenza in the BFC Have you heard about COVID, the novel coronavirus that has spread to every corner of the world? Of course you have. Given the constant dismal coverage, the daily reminders by way of masks...
Before we realized that COVID was going to become a way of life, we were all just hoping to make it through a few weeks of shutdown and then get back to normal as quickly as possible. Several months later it began...

Wait for It

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It’s starting to get old, this constant barrage of bad news. It is of course the nature of the news business to look for and magnify bad news. Hard to say when it started or why. Perhaps it started, at least this...
Our first encounter with the Messick family was when they stayed in our home during furlough over two years ago. After traveling over 1,600 miles from Colorado to Pennsylvania with 5 children ages 3 to 13 in tow, we were certain that they would be exhausted and...
Over the years I’ve seen my share of potentially divisive issues in the church. Perhaps because I grew up in a more liberal church tradition, my sympathies have tended to fall more on the side of Christian liberty and the freedom we have in the gospel. To...