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Campbelltown United Christian
Palmyra Pennsylvania , 17078
717-838-1766

About Tom
  • Education: Evangelical Theological Seminary | Myerstown, PA
  • Experience: 25 years teaching, 15 years as pastor
  • Family: Evangelical Protestant
  • Hobbies: Golf, music (5-string banjo player)
  • What I want on my tombstone: He helped us learn to know God better
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  • No Longer Orphans

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2018
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    The Risen Christ empowers us to change. The change of condition demands a change of conduct.

    Researching your family tree can be a fun and rewarding hobby. For one Minnesota man, it was a life-changing experience. Marty Johnson knew he was the product of two young college students who had a brief affair. Neither parent was prepared to deal with raising a child, so Johnson was given up for ...read more

  • The Word Became Flesh

    Contributed on Dec 24, 2017
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    The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Nothing compares to the Incarnation of Christ. Nothing.

    C.S. Lewis describes the incarnation this way: Lying at your feet is your dog. Imagine, for the moment, that your dog (and every dog) is in deep distress. Some of us love dogs very much. If it would help all the dogs in the world to become like men, would you be willing to become a dog? Would ...read more

  • Who Is This Jesus?

    Contributed on Dec 24, 2017
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    God becomes human flesh. God empties himself and becomes a helpless babe. GOD CAME DOWN TO LIFT US UP. This is Christmas—one resolve—God wants to change our hearts; to make us a new creation.

    FAMOUS FIRSTS * Virginia Dare (1587): 1st child born in the American colonies, Aug. 18, on (now) Roanoke Island, NC. * André-Jacques Garnerin (1797): 1st parachute jump 6,500 ft. over Manseau Park, Paris in a 23’ dia. parachute made of white canvas with a basket attached (Oct. 22). * Charles ...read more

  • Hope Is Restored

    Contributed on Dec 17, 2017
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    Hope is oriented toward what God is doing; wishing is oriented toward what we are doing. Choose hope—hope is living in anticipation of what God is going to do next.

    Webster defines a patriot as one “who loves and loyally or zealously supports one's own country”. By that definition, Asaph (author of Ps. 80), was both patriot and man of God, burdened for his country. Among all nations of the world, Israel was/is God's crown jewel. For hundreds of years she ...read more

  • Peace Is Restored

    Contributed on Dec 17, 2017
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    Shalom is God’s peace made alive in the life of the believer. It guides, comforts, quiets, restores and sustains, regardless of life circumstances. Shalom is found nowhere apart from God.

    It is possible not to see it, to miss it, to turn just as it brushes past you. And you begin to grasp what it was you missed, like Moses in the cleft of the rock, watching God's [back] fade in the distance. So stay. Sit. Linger. Tarry. Ponder. Wait. Behold. Wonder. There will be time enough for ...read more

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  • A Lesson In Hope

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2017
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    They still tell the story at William and Mary College of daffy, magnificent President Ewell. For a century and a half, this prestigious Virginia school had been a leader among American universities. Then came the Civil War. In the hard days of reconstruction that followed, William and Mary went ...read more

  • Wishing Vs. Hoping

    Contributed on Dec 3, 2011
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    WISHING VS. HOPING Eugene Peterson (Living the Message: Daily Help for Living the God-Centered Life) points out that what a lot of people call hope is in reality something different. It's wishing, not hoping: and wishing and hoping are not the same thing. "Wishing," Peterson says, "is ...read more

  • In The Year A.d. 303, The Roman Emperor ...

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2004
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    In the year A.D. 303, the Roman Emperor Diocletian issued a decree that he hoped would extinguish the spreading flames of Christianity. One of his primary objectives was the seizure and destruction of the Christian Scriptures. Later that year, officials enforced the decree in North Africa. ...read more

  • An Ancient Chassidic Parable Tells The Story Of ...

    Contributed on Aug 21, 2004
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    An ancient Chassidic parable tells the story of Yechiel, the young grandson of a Chassidic rabbi, who once played hide-and-seek with a friend. When it was his turn to hide, he found a great hiding place where he waited, somewhat impatiently, for his friend to find him. He waited and waited; it ...read more

  • The Scottish Preacher John Mcneill Liked To Tell ...

    Contributed on Feb 9, 2002
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    The Scottish preacher John McNeill liked to tell about an eagle that had been captured when it was quite young. The farmer who snared the bird put a restraint on it so it couldn’t fly, and then he turned it loose to roam in the barnyard. It wasn’t long till the eagle began to act like the ...read more