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Building a Bridge

By Scott Tolhurst | December 22, 2023

I am terrible at fractions. Ask me to divide 3/8’s by 6/7ths, and watch my eyes glaze over.* It’s not that math is foreign to me, nor that I can’t…

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Why Doctrine Must Be Lived

“Be doers of the word, and not only hearers, deluding your own selves.”  James 1:22 (WEB) The danger of the current North American church is not just heresy. I am…


The Dog Days of Christmas

I was recently in a resort city.  On a given day, I went to a rather upscale coffee shop, got an overpriced coffee and simply watched the beautiful people coming…


What Comes After Death?

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Ps.116:15,  ESV I was thinking of death this week. Not a specific death, mine or another’s, but…

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Time for a New Reformation?

The importance of October 31 is not that it is Halloween. Rather, it is important because on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of…


How to Get Drunk! – On the Spirit

“Don’t be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit.”  Eph.5:18  (WEB) Paul writes that the Ephesian believers should be filled with the Spirit, but…


Attention All Christians

“Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to prayer that is made in this place…..My eyes and my heart will be there perpetually.” 2 Chron.7:15-16   (WEB)…


A Reset of What Was Broken

It was the first time, no, the only time, that I heard my father say something vulnerable. He spent 8 decades living with a code that proclaimed independence, strength, and invincibility, so when he phoned to say that he had cancer, he broke his own rules.


Hidden by Jesus

“I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.” Gal.2:20   (WEB) The trajectory of our life takes us from…


A Call to Go Global

I have just returned from the islands of Jamaica and Curacao.  Both were important visits. Back to the Bible Jamaica has been in operation for 65 years. We have enjoyed…


Precarious Living

You are riding on a bus through the Andes. The road is as wide as a fat donkey, but little more! The driver speeds like this is NASCAR and the…


A Path to Atheism

Ryan Bell is a pastor in southern California and a professor at a seminary. Or at least, he was. Today, his pastoral ministry, and even his personal faith, is in…


Church – Just Sticky Notes From God?

I was recently reading an article on the U.S. Gospel Coalition website. The article was entitled “5 Misconceptions About Dechurching in America.”  In the last 25 years, 42% of the…


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