On Sunday, we set out for New City Presbyterian Church in Kampala, where I was scheduled to preach....Keep Reading
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It is that time of year again, when we ring out the current year (2016) and welcome the new year (2017). For most of the world, the new year is a time when life feels fresh and new. This seems to be the one time when we can put behind us our problems and get a fresh start. Curiously, I have seen a number of people ready for 2016 to end because it has been “such a horrible year.” Why? Because several famous celebrities have died. It is as if death is something unusual, and that with 2017, we can get away from death. But death is always with us. The Bible tells us that death is the inevitable result of sin (James 1:15), and sin is found in every person (Romans 3:23). There is even a common quip “two things are certain in life: death and taxes.”...
This is the time of year when people, especially Christians, think about the incarnation. The term “incarnation” comes from the Latin verb incarnare, which means “to be made flesh,” and it is the term we used to describe how God, in the Person of Jesus Christ, came into the world and took on humanity. It is a great mystery of the Christian faith ...
Thanksgiving is a day on which we have the opportunity to stop, look around us, and remember that we have much for which to be thankful....
This is the weekend leading up to the celebration of Independence Day, or the July 4th holiday, in the United States. Our nation does not have as long a history as others, but it does seem very long and far away to celebrate an event that occurred 240 years ago....
On Saturday, there was time for a day trip. I was not scheduled to do any preaching until Sunday, so Tim and I planned a trip out to the Rafiki village near Kampala....Keep Reading
My first day at African Bible College. I was able to meet some students, and have pizza!...Keep Reading
This is the first entry in my online "journal" for my trip to Kampala, Uganda to visit Tim & Cheri Hoke and African Bible University....Keep Reading
Do you wish you knew your Bible better now than you did at the beginning of the year? Have you often thought, “It would be a great thing to read the whole Bible from cover to cover, but I’m not sure I can” ? The start of a new year is the perfect time to plan to read through the Bible. There are many reading plans that are available – chronological ...Keep Reading
Are you thankful this Thanksgiving? Take the time to think about the real significance of this holiday....Keep Reading
Pastor Rankin reflects on the blessing of reading as his library was erected by the helping hands of our dear Christ Church members. ...Keep Reading