You Feel That Longing For A Reason

by Kevin Burton    In the title track from her 1994 album “Longing In Their Hearts” Bonnie Raitt speaks eloquently about spiritual blindness.    Really, Bonnie Raitt?    Yep.    That’s why we have called a special assembly here at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind to discuss the song and hear it twice, …

Five Bows On Five Boxes, Holy Smokes!

by Kevin Burton    There was this last Friday from the heart and voice box of my loving wife Jeannette: “I want you to give me a list of five things you want for your birthday.”    This had already been an especially productive and fun day.  Then in the winding down part came this …

Singing In Praise Of God, For His Glory

by Kevin Burton    With all due respect to all the singing going on in the Psalms, my favorite singers in the Bible are the Earthquake Singers.     OK, so I made that title up. The singers are not recorded in the Bible as such. But some of you know what I am talking about: …

When You Look To God It All Adds Up

by Kevin Burton    “Do the math” is a favorite saying of mine. When God does the math it always comes out right.    The Bible teaches that God created all things and that He did not create them willy-nilly. Welcome to the fourth-period math class at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB). …

Speaking In The “Perfect-Imperfect” Tense

by Kevin Burton    You’ve heard people say of a sure thing, “you can take that to the bank.” How much better if we’re talking about God’s spiritual bank?     Good morning! We are in fact talking about spiritual things today here at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB).     Having been born …

Sowing And Reaping Not Just For Farmers

by Kevin Burton    There are certain physical laws you need to understand in order to have any success navigating planet Earth.    There are spiritual laws that are even more important, for they have implications for where you spend eternity, once you leave the physical realm.    This is our second Sunday at the …

Christian, Are You Swimming Or Floating?

by Kevin Burton    Yesterday on Page 7 we tried to keep up with the apostle Peter as he exhorted believers to grow in their Christian character.    We looked at 2 Peter 1: 5-7, which in the New King James version reads, “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith …

Peter’s Formula For Christian Growth

by Kevin Burton    There is a passage in 2 Peter that forces me to slow down to get the depth of meaning. It’s just too much to take in all at once.    In fact, it’s too much for one post.  We’ll finish the subject tomorrow.    I’m talking about Peter’s exhortation to believers …

The Bible Warns Against Unequal Yokes

by Kevin Burton    This week in the last of our series Ten Questions from the Bible you get five for the price of one.  We’re looking at the issue of being “unequally yoked” from II Corinthians.    The apostle Paul asks five questions, which are essentially the same:     “Be ye not unequally yoked …

Rebuilding Walls, Learning From Nehemiah

by Kevin Burton    There is work to be done on the city of Kev. How is your city doing?    I am asking in the context of the Old Testament book of Nehemiah.    Nehemiah tells the story of the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem. In his day cities were protected by tall, …