Enemy-occupied territory – that is what this world is.  Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage. When you go to church you are really listening-in to the secret wireless from our friends: that is why

Few Christians today would debate the assessment that America is stuck in a moral and spiritual swamp. While politicians and ‘progressives’ market short-sighted solutions to all the world’s problems (which amount to little more than ‘a Band-Aid on a bullet wound’), the cancer of an atheistic, humanistic, materialistic worldview spreads. The ‘internal bleeding’ of our

One of the big stories in the news in recent months has been the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The lack of collegiality among political leaders has been graphically displayed during these proceedings. Based entirely on political and ideological bases, senators have virulently attacked the character of a man for purely partisan

 Phil Congdon, New Braunfels Bible Church, December 23, 2015 Airports are great places to observe humanity.  In the arrival area you see expectant faces, people holding signs, children craning their necks, parents waiting to hug sons or daughters or grandchildren who they haven’t seen in too long. But ride the escalator and walk a few

Phil Congdon, New Braunfels Bible Church, November 30, 2015 Every year about this time the thoughts of every boy and girl – and some of us older ‘kids’ as well – turns to presents.  We enjoy the manger scenes, and the Christmas stories, but it’s hard to buck Madison Avenue…and eventually, we give in –

Phil Congdon, New Braunfels Bible Church, Aug 8, 2015 In a few hours, I will leave for a week in Oregon, the state in which I spent the first 20-some years of my life.  I always love visits to the Northwest: The natural beauty is stunning – snow-capped mountains, white-water rivers, rugged coastline, and everywhere