Category Archives: Remember

“It’s not me, it’s her, isn’t it?”

When a friend passed along the latest kerfuffle within the evangelical blogosphere last night, I had no words. Well, now I’ve found a couple.
Under the auspices of the Gospel Coalition, Jared C. Wilson started this latest reverse-SAD-motivated ruckus here and here (Edited to add: Both links been removed but are available here and here.). Others have confronted the [...]

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“Clothes Worth Bragging About”


Be faithful in praying for your pastors. I’ve been a way a great deal this fall in church, after church, after church literally from coast to coast. An impression has accumulated on me in the process that is: that faithful, Bible-preaching men of God have never been under such assault, satanic assault, as they are [...]

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At the River


Ten years ago, while we were still weeping over our daughter’s still birth, the nation joined me in the weeping. At least that’s how it felt to me. We attended a Thomas Hampson concert later that fall, and he sang Copland’s “At the River” (starting at the 2:45 mark) and I wept all over again.

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July as “Territory”


In Daniel 10, Daniel was broken-hearted over the 70+-year oppression of God’s people. He ate simply, did not dress for company — he just prayed.
Three weeks later while walking along the Tigris, Daniel was greeted by a man dressed in linen with a belt of pure gold. The man was radiant — literally. Chiseled face, [...]

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Ten Years Old

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We remember that God intends for Grandpas to run and jump and sisters to tease and roll their eyes.

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“They Talked Themselves Out of It,” April 1958

In April 1958, Carl McIntire’s ACCC had a series of four broadcasts on NBC. According to Bob Jones, Jr., NBC refused to broadcast this take on Genesis 11 because it was critical of the United Nations and racial integration. Jones himself made the connection between his talking of “separation” and the issue of racial segregation. [...]

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The More Things Change. . . .

What was life like at Bob Jones College, Cleveland, Tennessee? Here’s a glimpse from then-faculty member, Dorothy Rivers Seay. She wrote under the pseudonym “Anonymous” to H. L. Mencken’s magazine The American Mercury in 1940.
The highlight of the essay is a never-memorialized “Dr. Bob” saying: “Any boy good enough to come to ____ College is [...]

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Like old times. . . .

I was feeling sentimental yesterday when I read Anne Sokol’s truncated but articulate review of Tedd Tripp’s bait-and-switch book Shepherding A Child’s Heart. Sokol did good work. She’s right, of course, about Tripp. And the comments that followed were oh-so-reminiscent of five years ago when I was also couch-bound with a sick child and a [...]

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Shalom, Part Deux

Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one [...]

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A Love that has Vanquished the Powers of Hell


Sweetness in the air, and justice on the wind,
laughter in the house where the mourners had been.

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