This is the year for celebrating John Calvin's birthday (2009). I have been re-reading his letters and am amazed once again at the amount of time a busy writer, preacher, and Protestant apologist spent doing pastoral work. The letters are filled with concern for the average man on the street to whom … [Read more...] about John Calvin
In describing how those whom the world calls important, and whose influence in deciding business matters, or even world affairs, is considered weighty, here is what God has to say about this: Men are only a vapor, exalted men an illusion. On a balance scale, they go up; together, they weigh less … [Read more...] about How Much Do You Weigh?
Counsel women alone Counsel drunks; wait till they sober up Counsel someone being counseled by another Counsel without access to a phone, desk, writing materials, etc. Counsel people who set down conditions Counsel when a person refuses to do his homework Counsel by telephone … [Read more...] about When Counseling, Don’t . . .
“Hey, my preacher used the words “the naked truth” in his sermon. But I didn’t get a chance to talk with him about it. What do you think he meant by that?” You don’t know? “I’m a bit concerned---was that the way to talk in the pulpit?" Let me explain. There’s an old fable that tells about Truth … [Read more...] about The Naked Truth
Note: The following essay is an excerpt from Dr. Adams’ as of yet unpublished manuscript entitled Adams’ Answers…Objections from Critics. Let me say right up front that I don’t mind fair and impartial criticism; I try to learn from it. But one thing I am somewhat sensitive about is this: there are … [Read more...] about “Adams, You Talk About Nothing Else But Sin”