In Memoriam: The Obituary of David Lipscomb (1917)

May 26, 2014

The death of David Lipscomb was front page news in Nashville, Tennessee. This article appeared in the Nashville Tennessean and the Nashville American (November 12, 1917, p. 1). DAVID LIPSCOMB, NOTED PREACHER AND EDITOR, DIES End Comes to Founder of Nashville Bible School at Age of 86 Years by Wayne W. Burton. Silencing an evangelist’s […]

Morris Pettit

July 15, 2009

Morris Pettit, Sheila’s father (my first wife who died in 1980), passed from this life into the next this past Tuesday, July 14. I am sad today. Morris, even 29 years after Sheila’s death, called me “son.” I have experienced the joy of family, the model of a good father, and the grace of sonship […]

When We Are Asked to Speak….

May 28, 2008

This morning I received an email from a friend who will be conducting a graveside service for premature twins who died hours after their delivery. They were only 24 weeks into their term. He asked my advice. I struggled with what to say. What would I say at such a graveside service? I have spoken […]