Glad Tidings of Good Things (January 25, 2018)

Why Are Prayers Unanswered? George MacDonald was born in 1824, in the Scottish Highlands. He was a teacher, minister, father, lecturer, and writer. MacDonald’s writing was so powerful that a better-known C. S. Lewis said....

Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 28, 2018)

Too Many to Count  One day Abraham Lincoln summoned to the White House a surgeon in the Army of the Cumberland from the state of Ohio. The major assumed that he was to be commended...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 16, 2016)

Fishing from the Asphalt Herb Miller, in his book Fishing on the Asphalt*, writes that the average church member has listened to 6,000 sermons, heard 8,000 prayers, sung 20,000 hymns over and over, and asked zero...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (February 1, 2018)

Religion Begins at Home I ran into a stranger as he passed by, “Oh, excuse me, please,” was my reply. He said, “Please excuse me, too; I wasn’t watching for you.” We were very polite, this stranger...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (October 4, 2018)

He Didn’t Know Who He Was Willie Loman is the name of the principal character in Arthur Miller’s famous play, Death of a Salesman. Willie Loman’s ambition in life was to be a super-salesman and, at...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (November 2, 2017)

A Cracked Pot A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on one end of a pole that he carried across his neck. One pot had a crack in it. The other...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (September 06, 2017)

What Brought You Here? On Sunday, church buildings across our nation filled up with people gathering together for different reasons. For some, it was the social interaction. For some, it was to check the “go to...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 20, 2017)

The Best is Yet to Be At Columbia University, John Erskine was considered one of their greatest teachers ever. He was a true “Renaissance man”—author of sixty books, accomplished concert pianist, head of the Julliard School...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 21, 2017)

Alligators and Children Years ago in South Florida, a little boy decided to go to the swimming hole behind his house.  He ran out the back door and flew into the water. As he swam...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 29, 2017)

Racism Is Learned Last night, a friend of mine told me of an incident that occurred many years earlier with his young daughter. They lived in Minnesota at the time and, consequently, were fans of the...