Hold the Applause, Please

Several years ago while preaching in the African city of Lagos in Nigeria, those who were attending the conference politely applauded their appreciation when I finished speaking. But immediately, the senior […]


The Loneliest Literature In All the World?

Anyone who has ever attended or visited a Baptist Church—usually of the Independent or Southern variety—has probably noticed, as I have, something peculiar about their songs. It seems their hymn books […]


The Gift of Laughter

 “…Ye shall laugh.” Luke 6:21 On the evenings of June 24, 25, and 26, 2005, Dr. Billy Graham held a historic Crusade in New York City. This was the last Crusade […]


The Humble Carpenter of Nazareth

And Nathanael said unto him, “Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip saith unto him, “Come and see” (John 1:46). My heart longs to hear about Jesus when I […]


Some Other Day

From a human perspective, the Holy Spirit once came to an innocent child and pled in an earnest tone: “Dear little one let me come into thy heart, and make it […]