My Thoughts On Syria

Like many of you I have been watching with deep concern the whole matter regarding Syria, the use of chemical weapons, whether or not America will respond militarily, and so forth. My mind and heart have been all over the map. One moment I have been all for blasting Syria into the stone age, and not just for the supposed […]

Are the Puzzle Pieces Continuing to Fall in Place?

CNN has just posted a breaking news story about the Turkish government now confronting anti-government protestors with tear-gas and water cannons. While these protestors are supposedly frustrated by the islamification of what they would like to see remain a generally secular society, rumor has it that the real force behind the protestors are the Iranians, eager to destabilize Turkey and […]

Gratitude from Youcef Nadarkhani

A number of us have been praying regularly for Pastor  Youcef Nadarkhani’s release from an Iranian prison. By God’s mercy and grace he was released several days ago. The following letter, cited from the American Center for Law and Justice, is an important word of encouragement and gratitude from him to those from around the world who interceded before the […]

Wars and Rumors: A Reprise

(I posted this about a year ago, but as I thought about much of what is going on in our world today I decided a reprise made sense, keeping in mind, of course, the dated but still ongoing realities stemming from the 2011 Japanese earthquake, Libya, etc. –Matthew) I am quite anxious about sounding cliché in putting this post forward, […]

Wars and Rumors

I am quite anxious about sounding cliché in putting this post forward, but the reality is I’m not sure how one can look at the events in recent days and not reflect with some measure of pause upon Jesus’ words in places like Luke 21:10 and following. Consider what he says: Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. […]

Launching Daniel

Beginning the first weekend in January of 2011 all of us at Bethel Church will be diving right into the book of Daniel, in a study entitled, “Memoirs of an Ancient Prophet.” Our purpose will be to come to terms with God’s perspective on many of the things we see unfolding in time and space as we know it today. […]