Update from Donna (Tom’s wife)

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We realize that, after Tom’s last blog post, an update on his condition is long overdue. Many expressions of love and concern have been passed along to us and each one has been used by God to encourage us. This has been an interesting journey and our family still finds ourselves traveling uncharted territory.Since Tom’s…

 

A display of divine greatness and mercy

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Monday night will go down as one of the most unusual in the Ascol household. As those of you who have followed my twittering or facebook updates have read, last night I received the shock of my life. Literally. Here’s the story. It was a dark and stormy night. Again, literally. We were several hours…



Founders Ministries Podcast

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Founders has begun to podcast. Our goal is to average one Founders Podcast per week addressing topics related to recovering the Gospel and reforming local churches. The podcasts will feature interviews, lectures, sermons and discussions with pastors and church leaders who are praying and working toward this end to God’s glory. In the first podcast…



Spiritual Depression…for free

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That is, the course is free. This Fall the Founders Study Center is offering the course, “Spiritual Depression” with lectures by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. You may audit it at no cost. All of our courses are made available at minimal costs (which do not nearly cover the expenses of providing them), but by God’s grace…



Racism, the Gospel and Presidential Politics

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I grew up in racially volatile times. Racial integration came to my elementary school in 1967. It was a confusing time for blacks and whites alike. My high school had race riots for six consecutive years before my senior year (1975) broke the cycle. Both my mind and body were scarred during those times. In…



CT on Resolution #6

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Christianity Today reports on the adoption of Resolution #6 at the Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis. The story has some interesting quotes and I am grateful to have been quoted accurately.



Radio Interview on "Iron Sharpens Iron"

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Chris Arnzen will interview me today starting at 3:00 EST on the theological roots of the Southern Baptist Convention. You can listen to the interview live in New York & Connecticut on WNYG-1440AM Radio or over the internet at www.sharpens.blogspot.com or www.wnygspiritofny.com. There will be opportunity to call in with questions at: 1-631-321-WNYG (9694)



Happy Independence Day

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Sarah, my firstborn child, started a blog when she went to Greece recently to serve with missionaries from our church who work with refugees (primarily from Central Asia). Today she has posted a letter from John Adams to his wife, Abigail, written after the vote to declare independence from England, July 2, 1776. Though he…