Born of a virgin? Really?

The doctrine of the virgin birth claims that Jesus was conceived in Mary without the involvement of a human father. Muslims believe this to be true. According to Newsweek, 79% of all Americans believe Christ was born of a virgin, without a human father. John Calvin declared that Jesus, “was pleased to be conceived miraculously […]

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Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by RC Sproul

Book Review: Essential Truths of the Christian Faith

This book, written in 1998, was authored by R.C. Sproul. It provides clear and concise descriptions of over 100 key Christian doctrines. Dr. Sproul is a master theologian. However, this book is written in a way that an inexperienced Christian or nonbeliever could follow it.   Essential Truths of the Christian Faith spends three or fewer pages describing […]

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Increasing the Size of the Team

Today we sent out several hundred support packets to friends, families and churches. This is a very important step to increasing the size of the team. This is not just about money it is about teammates. We are trying to create a team of people that are all focused on the souls and the physical welfare of the […]

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Huson Taylor

Book Review: Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret was written in 1932. Taylor was a pioneer missionary who spent the last half of the nineteenth century serving in China. More then a century before Richard Nixon reopened Communist China to the Western world, this young British missionary traveled to China.   He left for China at age 20 with no university […]

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Mike’s Last Day on the Job

Today Mike works his last day in the California State Senate. After working in politics nearly 20 years and after working the last 12 years in the Capitol I am quitting my job. It is both sad and exciting. While it is clear that the mission field is where God has called the Pettengills, the […]

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