The Reality of Evil and the Goodness of God

     There is ample evidence that our society is in danger of complete disintegration. On a recent trip to visit the Mid-Hudson Church of Christ in Poughkeepsie, Ginger and I had the opportunity to see the 911 Memorial and Museum in New York City. That museum is evidence that our world is indeed in danger of disintegration. The memorial is a compelling and magnificent entity which everyone ought to see and experience. It comes very close to making the real true point of that horrendous event: Evil is Real.

Storing Up Treasure

     When we use the expression “lay up” these days we might be speaking of the golf shot used to avoid a hazard farther on, or perhaps of a person who is confined to home due to illness. There is another meaning of the term as is the case in Matthew 6:20: “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven….” Here the words have the older meaning of “to stock up for future use.”

The Resurrection and the Life


Mike Pepper's 5th Report from the Philippines

This will be a fairly short report.

The Lesson of the Linen Sash.

     The Lord told Jeremiah to get a linen sash and tie it around his waist (Jeremiah 13:1-11). He was then told to go to the Euphrates River and hide the sash in a hole in a rock. Many days later the Lord told him to go back there and retrieve the sash: “Then I went to the Euphrates and dug, and I took the sash from the place where I had hidden it; and there was the sash, ruined. It was profitable for nothing” (Jeremiah 13:7 NKJV).

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Philippines Report

Mike Pepper's Third Report From the Philippines

Greetings once again from the Philippines!

Second Report from Mike Pepper in the Philippines

Greetings from the Philippines!

Report from Mike Pepper in the Philippines

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    Soon after we moved to Athens I asked someone what we could do about all the sneezing and burning eyes we were experiencing. I remember the advice being along the lines of “move to Arizona.” It does seem that our lovely Tennessee River Valley is a good place if you don’t mind sneezing, coughing and such like.