A database of immigration records that dates back to passenger lists from 1820. This site estimates that 85 % of Americans can find a relative there. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors. […]

What Gives

by Brian Mavis (as seen in Outreach Magazine) Bill and Melinda Gates, Bono and even Rick Warren have been in the news lately because of their willingness to give away big bucks. But money isn’t the only hting God wants us to give away. He wants us to share our time, talents, thanks and treasures. Giving Yourself Away […]

"Reformations always start with the peasants; they don't start with the elites."
- Rick Warren


“Every truly great library is a multigenerational library. Books must be able to stand the test of time, demonstrating quality both physically and in terms of content.” - Douglas Phillips


"I look around at people my age and I can see it in their eyes - a kind of bittersweet reflection: 'I didn't live the life that I wanted, and now I've got all this stuff I want to say but nobody want to hear it…. You see billionaires who have everything, yet inside they're still the same lonely, insecure people. You think you've got it all figured out, but then you turn 60 and there's still this little hole inside you. You realize, we're always going to be somewhat half full."
- Sylvester Stallone (NEWSWEEK , December 18, 2006)


Major Natural Disasters

Major Natural Disasters DEATHS EVENT LOCATION YEAR 3,700,000 Flood China 1931    300,000 Cyclone Bangladesh 1970    255,000 Earthquake China 1976    143,000 Earthquake Japan 1923    139,000 Cyclone Bangladesh 1991    120,000+* Tsunami South Asia 2004    100,000 Tsunami Japan 1703     70,000 Tsunami Portugal 1755     50,000 Earthquake Iran 1990     31,000 Earthquake Iran […]

How to Botch an Altar Call

(A few keys for those who don’t want people saved in their altar calls) Present an unbalanced message. Only let them see the heart-warming part of God’s character. Preach God’s love but leave out His holiness and justice. That way they’ll think He’ll let them into heaven no matter what. Don’t mention repentance until […]

Books by Dorothy Kelley Patterson

Where’s Mom? The High Calling of Wives & MothersA look at the role of women in the home and society. Addresses questions including: Is homemaking a job? Is homemaking a challenging career? Is being a mother a worthy service? Is being a wife a fulfilling vocation? A Handbook for Ministers’ Wives: Sharing the Blessings of […]

The Voice of the Lord

There are some people who have a voice that stands out in a crowd. They range from the authoritative, the arrogant, the amusing, and the annoying. Being a born and bred southern boy, I always thought I spoke normal. When I moved to Chicago to attend Moody Bible Institute, the discovery was made that I […]

Are We the Infidels?

WORLD Magazine ran a recent article entitled “Cross-Culture Wars.” The premise of the article was this: “Are problems in American culture making the international war on terror harder to win?” We do have a problem. If you’ve never been to America, you would assume everyone is an infidel. What does the world have to judge […]

E is for Exit (Part 1

Perhaps you heard about the arrogant actor who changed his name to “Exit” so it would be in lights all over the English-speaking world. But you may not have heard about the playwright and director who were discussing the male lead in the play they were producing. “I like the fellow,” said the playwright. “He’s […]