JUDGED BY THE LIGHT THEY HAD

THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF JULY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. I love discussing scripture with my new friend, Neal. He receives the Word eagerly and "with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit" (1 Thes.1:6). He is one of those who "draw water with joy from the wells of salvation," the theme verse of my website (edwardfudge.com). At our last meeting, Neal asked about people who … [Read more...]

Family Notes 27/07/2016

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF JULY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. MIND AND BODY Ron Highfield -- Sometimes the soul needs to listen to the body. Nine days ago I underwent surgery for an inguinal hernia and . . . I’ve been exhausted the whole nine days. What surprised me is how much my physical trauma manifested itself in my psychological moods and thoughts. I kept thinking I … [Read more...]

GOD’S WORD BRINGS JOY

THE TWENTY-FOURTH DAY OF JULY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. I first met Neal two years ago while shopping for a hat at Shudde Bros Hatters, his century-old family business situated in the Brookwood Community, about 40 miles west of Houston. We quickly connected as fellow-believers and soon were discussing the hope of immortality that we share in Jesus Christ. From … [Read more...]

Family Notes 20/07/2016

THE TWENTIETH DAY OF JULY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. SCHOLARLY SEMINARS--FOR EVERYONE For the past five years, the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas has provided, without charge to the public, a series of seminars featuring professors, scientists, and expert practitioners on current events, topics of special interest, and biblical subjects in the … [Read more...]

Peace not of this world

THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF JULY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. Guest Writer Sara Faye Fudge Sara Faye writes a devo-newsletter called "Love-Notes" for the women's Bible study group at our home congregation in Houston. The following was in the issue for last week. When she read it aloud to me, I told her I needed to have that for a gracEmail. After some modest demurral, she … [Read more...]

Family Notes 13/07/2016

THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF JULY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. DON'T SAY IT! Oh, how we love to express our opinions, prejudices, and fancies--especially on religion and politics! The power of words is deceptive. They are so easy to utter! But they can unleash hell, war, and murder. In a culture where we can speak to the whole world through the media at our finger tips, allow me … [Read more...]

TRADITION, TRUTH, AND TREASON

THE TENTH DAY OF JULY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. Our preacher and my good friend Jeff Christian talked about Stephen last Sunday, and invited us all to prayerfully read Acts 6-7 afresh, listening for God's word to us today. That is always a godly enterprise which I am happy to undertake, and the following is the message I "heard" from this important extended … [Read more...]