Posts from March 2014

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Did God Really Say …?

by Pastor Hartley

Did God really say that Adam was a historical person, and the first at that? If the question sounds vaguely familiar it is because you have heard something like it before. Jared Oliphant poses the question to suggest how we should hear the increasingly loud discussion going on in some quarters of the visible church […]

A Life of Faith

by Pastor Hartley

When I was 20 years-old and just beginning to read Christian books, someone urged upon me Francis Schaeffer’s, He Is There and He Is Not Silent (available in the church library). At the time this was just the second non-fiction Christian book I had read, second to R.C. Sproul’s,Chosen By God (also in the library). I read Schaeffer […]

The Grace of the Father

by Pastor Hartley

In his book, The Prodigal God, author and pastor Tim Keller makes the observation that Jesus gave us the parable of  “The Two Lost Brothers” (or, “The Parable of the Prodigal Son”) so we would see two distinct ways people rebel against God (Luke 15). Early in the parable neither brother loves their father. The younger brother, who […]