Annus Horribilis

On November 24, 1992, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended a banquet at Guildhall to mark the 40th anniversary of her accession. The Queen gave a speech and she famously said, “1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, […]

Polishing the Pulpit

I’ve written about my love for Polishing the Pulpit (PTP) before – during my time at PTP, my spirit is rejuvenated and I am encouraged to work all the more earnestly in God’s kingdom. I see many dear friends, whom I deeply love, once a year at Polishing the Pulpit. I love Sunday morning worship […]

I’m Fine

I’ll walk into the church building and someone will ask me how I’m doing, and I’ll truthfully say, “I’m doing fine.” The response is often, “You don’t look fine.” I know what these sweet folks mean: “Justin, I can see you’re having a bad day walking and you’re in pain and you look weak in […]

My Friends

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” (Prov 17:17). “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Prov 18:24) David had Jonathan. Jesus had John. I have many. If I were asked what a person with a […]