Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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November 2010

A poem from Luke 8

On Sunday at Northstar, I shared this poem by John Oxenham. It’s powerful, and after teaching about demonology, I think it’s rather more important to dwell on what Oxenham did – how the people at Gadara prized pigs over people…. Continue Reading →

The Thanksgiving Chair

We showed this video during worship at Northstar on Sunday. It’s probably one of the most powerful ones I’ve seen lately. When was the last time you sat in the Thanksgiving chair?

Review: Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites… and Other Lies You’ve Been Told

Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites…and Other Lies You’ve Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media by Bradley R.E. Wright I was given an advanced reading copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers to read for… Continue Reading →

A La Carte: Movie Flops, Fixing Our Cable, Twitter Quitter and Counting Salvations

A La Carte is a new feature at Notes inspired by Tim Challies. It’s a random collection of observations, experiences, fun and significance. Enjoy! Movie Flops I began this week by seeing a much-anticipated scifi thriller called Skyline. The preview… Continue Reading →

Round 6 update

Although we don’t know much more than we did since our last health update, we’ve had a lot of requests and questions about where things are in relation to Carolyn’s breast cancer. You can read here for the beginning of… Continue Reading →

Review: Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

Jeremiah Burroughs was one of the great unaffiliated preachers of the 1600s. He was only 45 when he died, and being born in 1599, he reaped the fruit of the Protestant Reformation that swept Europe while at the same time… Continue Reading →

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