Voronezh is where Peter the Great built his fleet for the Azov Sea campaign. It could have been one of most picturesque cities of Central Russia if it were not nearly leveled during the battles for the Southern approaches to Moscow during the World War II. As with most old Russian cities, it is struggling now to save and to restore what is left of its history and tradition.[Read more…]
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I have done eight events in two cities over the seven days since I landed in Russia. Unfortunately, two additional presentations had to be canceled at the last minute due to such “unforeseen circumstances” as the lack of coordination skills on the facilitators’ part, and – I have to admit it – my own forgetfulness.
Praise the Lord for opening alternative teaching opportunities along the way, but… There are no excuses.[Read more…]
I am leaving Minnesota tomorrow in the afternoon and can’t wait to see my first audience in St. Petersburg! In fact, my first event — two hours after landing at LED — will be a radio show and I will not be able actually to see my audience. Later that same day, however, I am teaching my first class at St. Petersburg Christian University on the “Historic Foundations of Christian Faith” — with full visual contact with real 3D students!
Please pray for a restful redeye flight, with smooth connections and transfers all the way.
Part Three: “My REASONS”
By Dr. Don Bierle, FaithSearch President
“Why do you believe in God?” the atheist may ask. Skeptics often challenge Christian believers with the questions, “Why do you trust the Bible?” and “Why do you believe that Jesus is God.” Even family members may ask, “How can I know there is life after death?” Your answers (or lack thereof!) to these why questions is “My Reasons.” It is part three of a series I call “A 3:15 Response,” which has appeared in recent issues of this publication.[Read more…]
The True Thanksgiving Spirit
My Bible has a caption over Psalm 100, “A Psalm for Thanksgiving.” Verses four and five are familiar to many of us:
Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him; bless His name.
For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting,
And His faithfulness to all generations.