SURPRISE! SURPRISE! SURPRISE! Meet Miles Carter Weliever!


“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise,” once wrote British anthropologist and author Ashley Montagu. “It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”

Well, our family recently enjoyed one of those moments that seriously seized us! It was a happy surprise that I would like to share with our readers.  Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Ministry


This week Norma Jean and I are in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where I’m holding a meeting. The theme of the meeting is “Mobilizing for Ministry.” I believe it is a needed study among Christians today.

So, our word of the week is “ministry.” Continue reading


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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Jesus Death: A Judicial Necessity


“I had committed the crime and I stood before the judge as he pronounced the verdict.”


“Now I awaited the sentence. I so desired mercy. But I knew that I was indeed guilty and had no reason to expect anything except justice. Then the judge pronounced the sentence.” Continue reading

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What is a Preacher’s Responsibility?


I thought this was a piece of satire when I first read it. But it’s true!

The Houston Chronicle reported that Houston Mayor Annise Parker signed off on subpoenas issued to five local preachers.

And what did the city and the Mayor want from the preachers? Continue reading

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Romans 1:16 is one of the greatest verses in the Bible.

“What grand truths lie concealed in this Scripture,” writes W. H, Luckenbach, “as in a kaleidoscope! The gospel being its focal point, several easy turns bring into clearest view some of the most precious things of our Christian faith.” Continue reading

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How To Overcome Doubt


G. Campbell Morgan was a British preacher, scholar and author of the latter 19th and early 20th century. He had already dedicated his life to ministry by age 19. However, he developed some doubts about the Bible.

Morgan relates the writings of various scientists and agnostics disturbed him (e.g., Charles Darwin, John Tyndall, Thomas Huxley, and Herbert Spencer). As he read their books and listened to debates, Morgan became more and more perplexed.

What did he do?  Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Steadfast


Today is Columbus day. It is the day that we honor Christopher Columbus who is credited with discovering the “new world” on October 12, 1492.

Someone joked that there were three profound things about Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America: Continue reading

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