Ethics and Public Policy Center

Ethics and Public Policy Center– The Ethics and Public Policy Center was established to clarify and reinforce the bond between the Judeo-Christian moral tradition and the public debate over domestic and foreign policy issues. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and […]

Answers is a search engine that offers quick and concise information on more than a million topics. The material is drawn from encyclopedias, dictionaries, glossaries and atlases. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors. […]

This is God’s Church

By Michael Catt 1 Cor. 1:1-17 I. FOUNDATIONAL TRUTHS REGARDING THE CHURCH.1 Cor. 1:1 3 uses of Apostles in the New Testament 1. A messenger. Jn. 13:162. Those sent by the churches. 2 Cor. 8:233. Applied to only those Jesus called as Apostles. Lk. 6:13 THIS HAS A TWO-FOLD MEANING: 1. The foundation of the […]

This Is Built By God’s Wisdom

By Michael Catt 1 Cor. 1:18-2:16 I. THE CHARACTER OF THE GOSPEL. 1:18-25 Resistance to the righteousness of God.Rejection of the revelation of God.Refusal to recognize God. Our responsibility to lead them to Christ. God’s purpose is to show us HIS power and wisdom as the only answer: 1. Israel was saved by putting their […]

The knowledge of God is a mountain steep indeed, and difficult to climb. – Gregory of Nyssa, The Life of Moses

May God shield you on every steep, May Christ keep you in every path, May Spirit bathe you in every pass. – The Carmina Gadelica, trans. Alexander Carmichael

The mountains are ready to teach us the way of all life if we will clamber into their laps…The mountaintop vision is raw, wild, and life-giving. In no way can I take credit for it. It is the gift of the mountain. The vision is brief. I want to hang on, stay on top forever. Yet I must come down the mountain to continue my journey. I have to let go. – Susan Mangam, “Seeing Things As They Really Are,” in Weavings

After the Ecstacy, the laundry. Book title by Jack Kornfield

The path by which the Lord ascended is winding, twisting this way and that; [but] whoever wishes to climb up to pray can easily make the ascent. – Elisaeus, as quoted in The Journal of Theological Studies

The significance of desert and mountain is not who resides here, but what we ourselves have left behind in coming. – David Douglas, Wilderness Sojourn: Not in the Desert Silence

If my hands were to hover in the sky like powerful eagles and my feet ran across mountains as swiftly as the deer; all that would not be enough to pay you fitting tribute, O Lord my God. – Jewish hymn from the Talmudic period

When you reach the mountaintop, you’re only halfway. – Mountain climber’s proverb

Extraordinary experiences are not to be sought after, stirred up, or in any way “worked for.” Genuine ones are not in the realm of “our work” at all; they are objective and God-sent, not subjective and self-caused. Should a person desire them to the point of deliberately striving after them, he lays himself open to the greatest spiritual suspicion. He is manifestly desiring God’s gifts, God’s comforts, rather than desiring God. He is seeking excitement rather than the basic spiritual virtue of stability. – Gale D. Webbe, The Night and Nothing

The last experience of God is frequently the greatest obstacle to the next experience of God. We make an absolute out of it…All great spirituality is about letting go. – Richard Rohr, Everything Belongs

The mountain journey is about becoming more aligned with God’s presence and purposes in our lives…The goal is not the glamour of iridescent light, but Christ-shaped encounters with others. The journey is not about getting out of this world or out of ourselves into some more glamorous place – but about getting as deeply into this world as God, in Christ, has. – Robert C. Morris, “Riding the Wild Mountain Ox,” in Weavings


Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” – Erica Jong, quoted in

The ability to “turn off” responsibility is now in vogue. “Let’s just quit” are household words. – Chuck Swindoll

The price of greatness is responsibility. – source unknown

A responsibility worth shouldering is a commitment worth expressing. – William A. Ward

When the Roll is Called Up Yonder, Who’ll Be There? It may not be Johnny. He was on your roll for a long time but never came, so you dropped him. It may not be Jim. He wasn’t a Christian when he came into your department, and he wasn’t when he promoted out. It may not be Chris. Her family were members here, but she never was. Don’t guess you ever really knew her. Hey, Lord, they weren’t my responsibility, were they?

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. – Martin Luther King, Jr., REV Magazine, July/August 2004


From Actual 9-1-1 Calls

The following exchanges are taken from transcripts of actual 9-1-1 emergency calls: Caller: “I’d like to make a unanimous complaint, so don’t use my name.” ——- Caller: “I’m reporting a deer on the road. I almost hit it.”Call-taker: “Is the deer alive?”Caller: “Oh, no, it’s run over. Many, many cars. Again and again, and – […]

The Battle for the Beginning

Creation, Evolution and the Bible – John McArthur. WORD. In a day when there is so much post modern thinking and a decline of absolutes, this is a crucial book for preachers, teachers, Christian schools and churches. We need to be clear about the subject of creation and evolution. If we are not, we can […]

So You Want To Be Like Christ?

Eight Essentials To Get You There – Chuck Swindoll. WORD. Swindoll is one of the most popular writers and preachers of the late 20th century. This book covers basic and necessary disciplines in the Christian life, including: Intimacy, Simplicity, Silence and Solitude, Surrender, Prayer, Humility, Self – control and Sacrifice. A good book for summer […]

Preacher, Can You Hear Us Listening?

– Roger. E. Van Harn. Eerdman’s. Preaching is an art and science. I do not agree with the ideas floating today that we need to tell people what they want to hear. Like the Prophets and our Lord Himself, we must tell them what they need to hear. At the same time, we can be […]

Never Blink In A Hailstorm

NEVER BLINK IN A HAILSTORM and Other Lessons on Leadership Recommended by Jack Hayford and Calvin Miller. Baker. Miller says, “Submit to this good print and your submission will become your entitlement to mentor your world.” A small but extremely practical book that you should own. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe […]

Dry Bones Dancing

Resurrecting Your Spiritual Passion – Tony Evans. Multnomah. Evans is a popular speaker and pastor who knows how to communicate in practical ways. Chapter titles include: Are You Hungry? Are You Asking? Are You Drawing Near? Are You Paying the Price? Are You Enduring? Are You Worshiping? Are You Proclaiming? and more. Good reading for […]

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