Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Then Christian fell down at his feet as dead, crying, Woe is me, for I am undone! At the sight of which Evangelist caught him by the right hand, saying, “All manner of sin and blasphemies shall be forgiven unto men.” (Matt. 12.31) “Be not faithless, but believing.”bunyan (John 20.27) Then did Christian again a little revive, and stood up trembling, as at first, before Evangelist. Then Evangelist proceeded, saying, Give more earnest heed to the things that I shall tell thee of. I will now show thee who it was that deluded thee, and who it was also to whom he sent thee. The man that met thee is one Worldly Wiseman, and rightly is he so called; partly because he savoreth only the doctrine of this world (1 John 4.5), (therefore he always goes to the town of Morality to church;) and partly because he loveth that doctrine best, for it saveth him best from the cross (Gal. 6.12): and because he is of this carnal temper, therefore he seeketh to pervert my ways, though right. Now there are three things in this man’s counsel that thou must utterly abhor.

  1. His turning thee out of the way.
  2. His laboring to render the cross odious to thee.
  3. And his setting thy feet in that way that leadeth unto the administration of death.

"The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan

Rejoice, ron

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas songs!

Click on the little blue arrows that appear when you scroll over the song titles, and you are given the option to play, get a web link, or download.  So just click on the option you want.  Listen and...



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christian Reindeer?

reindeerA red light for the Red-nosed Reindeer was the latest target of the war on Christmas, Raleigh's WRAL-TV reports from Wilmington, N.C.:

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" caused a stir at a New Hanover County school.  A parent complained about the song's religious reference and got it pulled from her child's kindergarten Christmas show at Murrayville Elementary School.

The song was pulled "because it had the word Christmas in it," said Rick Holliday, assistant school superintendent.

A Jewish mother, who didn't want her name published, objected to what she called "religious overtones" in the song. So the principal agreed to pull it from the program.

After other parents complained, "school board members, administrators and attorneys listened closely to the song's lyrics and decided the song was secular."  Ironically, most folks believe Christmas to be a secular holiday without consulting a lawyer.

Interested? Read article here.

Merry Christmas (Matthew 1.18)!


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Profession & Vocation!


What does a person do if they have no profession? Or, more candidly, what does it mean to be human when someone has no profession?

While studying theology and Christian ministry at Princeton Seminary it dawned on me that I had to make a living. Yet it irritated me to think that preaching the gospel could be considered a profession. I thought that preaching was a calling not a profession. I had consciously chosen to pursue Christ not a career. To put it in Pauline terms, I died to the idea of career and even profession. Admittedly, my knowledge of worldly success was inconsequential and making a living took second fiddle to a deep desire to know Christ and the power of His resurrection (Philippians 3.10). Trusting that God would supply all my need in Christ Jesus was merely a characteristic of my conversion to the gospel.

I believed then, as I do now, that I am called in the Word of God to glorify and enjoy God. That’s my purpose and my vocation. Within the scope of my calling to be fully dependent on Jesus Christ, any work, including that of any profession, can be seen as working out that calling (vocation) with fear and trembling. In other words, no profession, discipline or employment, as such, defines me. What I do is important only in light of who I am. But who I am is my calling or vocation.

Enjoy, ron

Friday, December 05, 2008

Os Guinness

Os Guinness loves the truth!  A prolific author and an ardent social critic, he is in demand around the world as a speaker on issues of faith, society, and public policy. Guinness provides us with prudent and tenacious arguments against moral and cultural relativism. His latest book is titled The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends On It. (see below)

The Truth will set you free (John 8.32),


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Sympathy for the Devil! (The King singing)

Note: Roll mouse over Scripture reference (pop-up)!

Greetings (1 Peter 5.8),

Zechariah 3.2
Matthew 4.10
Matthew 12.26
Luke 10.18
Acts 26.18
Romans 16.20
2 Corinthians 11.14
Revelation 12.9
Revelation 20.2-10

In Christ (Matthew 25.41)!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Kant Song

of the Pure Concepts of Understanding

by Immanuel Kant

Translation by Roderick T. Long

Music and vocals by Paul L. Fine

© 1984, 1999 Paul L. Fine and Roderick T. Long

Click below link and enjoy,