Entries by ralph

Are We Really That Stupid?

So, I read C. Peter Wagner’s report (see my Blog entitled “Watch Out For That Iceberg”) and it states that the purpose of the ordination service in June was to bring Todd Bentley into “apostolic alignment”. Does anyone know what “apostolic alignment” is? Am I the only one clueless as to what that term means […]

A Change in Focus

These are exciting times to be alive in the Kingdom and working with the Lord as He moves mightily in nation after nation in the world today. As I either speak to or exchange emails with leaders and believers from many nations around the world I sense that God is truly doing great and mighty […]

Everything in Order

The Bible sets things in order for us. In respect to apostles in the Church it states: 1 Corinthians 12:28 : And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of […]

The Shame Continues

Well for months I have been preaching and writing about the need for caution regarding a so-called “revival” going on in Lakeland, Florida. Many big names have declared it to be both “God” and a revival. My small voice of warning seemed lost in the wilderness of unknown, little ministry, western prairies. My warning was […]

Watch Out For That Iceberg

It seems, as Christians, that we never learn our lesson. Maybe there is more than one leson to learn. I have been thinking and praying a lot about the Lakeland “revival” and the news about Todd Bentley. I “feel” like we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg at this point. The tip of […]

A Chapter in the Life Of

I was in Chapters Bookstore the other day … I am addicted and need a bi-weekly fix. You know, look and touch, breath deep and smell the printer’s ink, drool and covet. I can’t help it – it is all my father’s fault. When he was alive he owned a printing company and so I […]

I Repent

I repent. For a number of weeks now I have been totally quiet about The Lakeland, Florida “revival”. I don’t believe it is or was a revival so I usually put that word that others use to describe it in quotation marks. I repent because I should have kept expressing my concerns. For almost three […]

Touching Base or Touching Hearts

I thought that I was finished for the day. Day’s work was done! I had spent a great deal of yesterday talking to non-believers inbetween appointments with members of the Church I help to lead. So, today I was simply going to touch base with several businesses that I go into several times a month. […]

Oh! Get Over It and Get On With It

Every person who is born again and so knows Jesus Christ personally has been called into the ministry of soul winning. Jesus said that He came to “seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10) and that His Church has the same mandate – “go into all the world and preach the gospel… making disciples…” Yet […]

Dreams in Little Boxes

The great theologian Erma Bombeck once said: “There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, ‘Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams.’ Then they put the box away and bring it out once in a while to look in it, and yep, they’re still there.” A great man […]