January 29, 2012

Martin Luther and The ESV

Next weekend, we will be rolling out new ESV Bibles at our morning service.  The ESV is short for English Standard Version. This version has been around since 2001 and has made giant strides in offering its readers an accurate translation of the Bible in highly readable and artistic language. This is a short description […]

January 24, 2012

Thoughts from C.S. Lewis

I’ve been enjoying re-reading parts of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Here is an insightful excerpt from page 205: “I find I must borrow yet another parable from George McDonald. Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is […]

December 5, 2011

December Beacon

The East Balsam Beacon December 2011  The pastor’s corner He who wants to save his life will lose it, but he who loses his life for my sake will find it. These are strange words to the average reader. Indeed, those who heard these words firsthand were perplexed by Jesus’ teaching.  What does Jesus mean […]

November 9, 2011

Thoughts on Mark 9

Stunned by the Father’s words to Peter, James and John: “This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.” Sweeter words were never spoken. What gentleness the Father uses in teaching his children. Far from an indictment, this is an invitation. Will you accept it? If you are wondering if Jesus is worth listening to, read […]

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