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I recently read a message I’d given in 1984 and felt a mixture of embarrassment and surprise. Embarrassed because it seems inadequate now, and surprised by how much my worldview has changed. Twenty-five years from now, I might read these messages and have a similar reaction. I offer no guarantee that my work or words will endure the eroding effects of time. I can only assure you these thoughts have been helpful to me, and perhaps a few others, today. With that qualification, I offer them to you.

~ Philip

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Characteristics of Good Relationships (1)

Characteristics of Good Relationships (1)

Last Sunday, I had intended to begin a sermon series on the characteristics of good relationships, but we were rudely interrupted by an insurrectionist mob, which could not be ignored. Nevertheless I will not be deterred from my duty, so will pick up where we left...

Characteristics of Good Relationships (1)

A Presidency That Will Live In Infamy   

This week we witnessed an attack on our nation’s capital by a misguided and ignorant mob, committed to the usurpation of our presidential election, spurred on by a man whose appetite for power and adulation knows no bounds, a modern-day Nero who tweeted while...

Characteristics of Good Relationships (1)

Christmas 2020 (John 1:14)

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth…” One of the more vivid memories of my childhood was a camping trip with my family at a campground south of Spencer called Lane’s Camping Retreat, which my dad happened upon while selling bug spray...