Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month August 2008

Review: Death in the City (rated 4 stars)

Death in the City by Francis A. Schaeffer   I’ve heard dozens of people that I respect talk about Francis Schaeffer over the years. I had never read anything by him other than some thought-provoking quotes in other’s works. Now… Continue Reading →


  Whew. We made the trek home from San Angelo this a.m. Caro and the kids had been there for several days, and Jeremy and I joined them Friday evening after a week in Glorieta. Tons of fun crammed into… Continue Reading →

Lake life

After a wonderful week in Glorieta, Jeremy and I left Friday morning. We drove through Amarillo and then headed south to rendez-vous with my family in San Angelo at wifey’s folks Lakehouse. It was a huge change from spending the… Continue Reading →

Glorieta 08: Wednesday summary

On Wednesday a.m., Michael Kelley spoke from John 11 about the death of Lazarus. It was not only high drama, but it was high impact. Kelley walked us through the event and the seeming stunning callousness of Jesus’ intentional 4-day… Continue Reading →

Glorieta 08: Monday night message

I’ve summarized David Platt’s message here, but you can listen to it here.

Secret Church

When was the last time you saw over 1000 college students study the Bible deeply for five straight hours? I saw it last night. David Platt has led his church, Brookhills, to host an event called Secret Church. Here’s what… Continue Reading →

Glorieta 08: Monday teaching reflections, 2

David Platt spoke Monday night from Exodus 33.1-4, 12-18. It’s a rather dramatic moment in Moses’ and Israel’s relationship with God. Basically, the Lord has just extinguished the lives of a few thousand Izzies for worshipping the golden calf. In… Continue Reading →

Glorieta 08: Monday teaching reflections, 1

On Monday, Michael Kelley and David Platt both preached and taught powerfully from God’s Word. Both were complementary of each other. The point is an old one, but they presented it with biblical authority and conviction: go to and get… Continue Reading →

Glorieta 08, Day 2

I’m pooped. And I need a walker. Jeremy and I hiked six miles yesterday after lunch to see a ghost town. It wasn’t much more than a clearing back up in the mountains. It was stunningly beautiful. Blue spruce trees… Continue Reading →

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