A Summer Sermon: Trusting God in Your Wilderness

Rain, Steam, and Speed

It is hot all over. The other day we were in my SUV and my wife asked me if I had the "seat warmer" turned on! In the most desolate days, we need refreshment of some kind. In this post, I hope to offer the refreshment of trust. TRUST is “Confidence Continue Reading

How a Wounded Bird Flies

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2013-2014 © Words and Music by Michael Milton, Bethesda (BMI). A song written and recorded to help meditate upon Christ through affliction. If I could identify My pain with His suffering Then I could realize His life in mine If I could begin Continue Reading

Advent Quotes for Reflection on the Nativity of Jesus Christ

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I have through the years sought to use the bulletin, not as simply a handout and guide, but a real accompaniment to the service. I have used something often called "reflections" to borrow favorite verses from literature (or art or music) to press home a Continue Reading

Old Spice, Hai Karaté and the Aroma of God

Then burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD, a pleasing aroma, an offering made to the LORD by fire. Exodus 29.18 For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. Continue Reading

God Can Repair Broken Daddies: A Father’s Day Message

Father's Day is a day to remember that God made dads. And when they break, and they can and often do, only He can fix them. 2 Samuel 18:24-19.2; Proverbs 17:6; Ephesians 6:1-4The Bible is very practical and plain, sometimes disturbingly so. Like in the Continue Reading

Thoughts on Faith from a Garden in March and Pastoral Ministry

For a gardener, like myself, March is an in-between month. The dried, gray-brown stalks on the oak leaf hydrangea, left over from last autumn, stand at attention, like a proud, old war veteran in his outdated, ill-fitting military uniform. And like a Continue Reading

The Valley Commandos: Will Revival Return to Wales? And if So?

One of the joys of being associated with the Seminary is being associated with her students. The apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians and he asked a rhetorical question, "What is our glory or hope or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you…" (1 Continue Reading

My Hope with Billy Graham: A Theological Affirmation

My Hope with Billy Graham: A Theological Affirmation By Drs. Lon Allison, Timothy K. Beougher, Alan Myatt, and Michael A. Milton “Daddy thinks the Lord will allow him to live to 95.” It was not a prophecy but a hope. And the hope was, Franklin Graham Continue Reading

Inaugural Prayer for 9/14/2012

The Reverend Robert E. Baxter is the most noble man of God that I have ever known in my life. He is, now into eight decades of living, a very active preacher and pastor and encourager of the saints. He is the Associate Minister, First Presbyterian Continue Reading

Entrusted with God’s Truth to Extend God’s Grace (2 Timothy 2:1-2)—An Inaugural Address

An inauguration is not a coronation. An inauguration is a consecration—a setting apart for the purposes of God. This service is a consecration of our institution, our vision and values, and a consecration of our very lives, with my life intertwined with Continue Reading