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God With Us Even in the Desert Heat

Young men from our church invited me on a three day motorcycle ride covering some incredible twisty roads in Washington, Idaho and Montana. While almost four decades separated me from these guys, chasing their tail lights around mountain passes still gets the adrenaline going. So glad they invited ...

Pastors’ Prayer Intensive

PASTORS’ PRAYER INTENSIVE – OCTOBER 2 & 3, 2017

Why do so many of us battle with prayerlessness? Maybe because we're not sure that prayer changes anything; Maybe because we believe that doing and praying are two opposite things; Maybe because we've been taught that the best we can hope for out prayer is that it changes us. So we relegate the few ...

My Paternal Grandpa

Thomas Lievesley Rowlands. My paternal grandfather. A man of few words. Quiet by nature. Born to a family of millers in Bristol, England. A son of Victorian England in style and manner. Regarding faith, a Quaker. Emigrated to South Africa with other members of the Rowlands family in the late ...

Pastors’ Round Table Discussion

During our Pastors’ Round Table Discussion yesterday, Dr. Steven Land from Pentecostal Theological Seminary, referred pastors to Dr. Robert Gagnon’s website for more information on the current challenge to a Biblical view on homosexuality. For those who are interested, here is the link to Robert ...

The New Religion of Tolerance

There is a great deal of debate today on how the Christian should live, dissecting the New Testament, separating the words of Jesus from other New Testament writers, and assigning different values to different authors or passages. Rather arrogant of us, since the New Testament ascribes all of ...

So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt

Rita and I were living in San Diego when the prophetic ministry of Keith Green took the contemporary Christian music scene by storm. I still listen to some of his songs. One of them is the title of this blog. This morning, I was reading the chapter in Israel's exodus story that inspired Keith's ...