Tag Archives: Mark Twain

“The Disciple’s Character: Spiritual Hunger” (Matthew 5:6 sermon)

Last week I was listening to the podcast of the Eric Metaxas show, and Eric had Bob Beckel on as his guest. Many of you know Bob Beckel as a Fox News contributor. He was sharing about his new book, … Continue reading

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Illustrations from Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad

Not long after the Civil War, Mark Twain joined a steamship tour of Europe and the Holy Land. His entertaining book, The Innocents Abroad, chronicles the journey in a way only Twain could. Punctuated liberally with sarcasm and irony, the … Continue reading

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The Top Shelf: Books I’ve Read More Than Once

When it came time to sell our home in Louisiana and move to a condo less than half its size in Oklahoma, we had to do some dramatic downsizing! One of the most difficult items to tackle was our book … Continue reading

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“The Gospel of Glory” (II Thessalonians 2:14)

Years ago, when our older kids were very small, I took our son David to Falls Creek with me for the week — he was 3 or 4 years old. We had a great week, as we got to hang … Continue reading

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“Our Incarnate God” (Philippians 2:5-11)

     Just after the Civil War, Mark Twain embarked on a voyage to the Holy Land, which he chronicled in his book, The Innocents Abroad.  The work was largely humorous and ascerbic – typical Twain – but he did occasionally wax philosophical, and in the … Continue reading

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“The Reward of Faith” (Genesis 15:1)

A couple of thousand years ago, the Roman statesman and orator Cicero wrote what has become a well-known maxim: “Virtue is its own reward.”  It is an interesting statement, but it is not quite true Biblically.  The Bible tells us … Continue reading

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Heralds of the Advent: Micah 5

When Mark Twain visited the Holy Land in the 1860’s, he did not find Bethlehem to be impressive.  In fact, he wrote later of its “mouldy domes and turrets” and disparaged its “noisy mob” and “leprous beggars.”  He said he … Continue reading

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