Missives

A collection of apologetic and encouraging notes for Christians in need of some power-boosts from time to time.

With a thousand of his lords in attendance at the feast, Belshazzar, king of Babylon, dusted off the golden goblets that his predecessor Nebuchadnezzar plundered from God's temple in Jerusalem.
Few Biblical archaeology discoveries stirred as much excitement as the Tel Dan inscription - writing on a 9th century B.C. stone slab (or stela) that furnished historical evidence of King David from the Bible.
For those who don't think the Bible's mention of specific names and lineages are important, think again.
There are times in archaeology's history of incredible finds that God inserts His own sense of irony.
5 years ago, in 1947 at Bethlehem, two Bedouin shepherds walked into Kando's cobbler shop with four rolls of parchment in hand.
King Sennacherib constructed a "Palace Without Rival" at his new capital city Nineveh where he chronicled his battlefield successes.
Between 1935-38, James L. Starkey dug around an old gate into two feet of ash and debris and unearthed 18 pottery sherds written in black carbon ink at the Lachish excavations.
When you are forgotten, or neglected, or purposely set at naught, and you don't sting and hurt with the insult or the oversight, but your heart is happy, being counted worthy to suffer for Christ, THAT IS DYING TO SELF.
Definitive snapshots of history reaching far back in time remain elusive but super exciting when found. One of biblical archaeology's top-ten discoveries is a 10-foot-tall grey granite slab. Mr. Windle of ABR gives a succinct overview, leaving space for more pictures to admire.
This week I received two nice letters along with much literature from Joyce Fisher, a 93-year-old widow in El Cajon, California. Ed and Joyce were always evangelical-minded. I've known Joyce for many years;