John Gibson Paton: Faith that Changed the World

When Scotsman John Gibson Paton announced his intentions to serve as a missionary in the New Hebrides islands of the South Seas, a Mr. Dickson cried out in despair, “‘The Cannibals! You will be eaten by the cannibals!’” (J. Paton ch. IX). Mr. Dickson’s concern was not unfounded. In 1839, nineteen years before Paton's announcement, … Continue reading John Gibson Paton: Faith that Changed the World

This is Me Being Honest About 2020

Well, here we are. We made it! We have reached the end of 2020. And I’m sure that most of us aren’t too sad about it. As I’ve thought about this past year, and what on earth I should say on this, the final blog post of 2020, I finally landed on honesty. I decided … Continue reading This is Me Being Honest About 2020

12 Irrefutable Reasons to Praise God This Thanksgiving (Part 1)

In preparation for Thanksgiving, I’ve been looking up words such as thanks and thank, in my bible to see what I could learn from the contexts in which they are used. During my search, I came across two Psalms that I would have never associated with this holiday if it had not been for the … Continue reading 12 Irrefutable Reasons to Praise God This Thanksgiving (Part 1)

Why Spending Time In God’s Word Is So Important

Daily devotions are important.  You’ve heard it said in church, in Sunday School, at VBS, by your parents, and probably other places too. And maybe you agree-- to some extent at least. You agree Scripture is important. You agree that as a Christian it is your source of life, but you don’t agree to the … Continue reading Why Spending Time In God’s Word Is So Important