My Smallish Musical Debut Is Coming

by Kevin Burton    Alison Trelfa’s “Winter Warmer,” to be released in the UK Nov. 30, has one element no album has ever had.    Me.     Let me be clear up front, I won’t exactly be featured on the album, and there is still editing to be done.  But I am pretty sure my …

God The Potter Has His Perfect Design

by Kevin Burton    If life were a play and you could read for one of two parts, would you audition to be the potter or the clay?    You have arrived not at a play, but at a second-period Ceramics class at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind.    Spiritual blindness is a …

The Bible Has Plenty To Say About Money

by Kevin Burton    Where is your treasure this morning?    Happy Sunday and welcome back to class! Let’s not dawdle, as they say, time is money.    In our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB) we start the second semester today.  We started this school because spiritual blindness is the worst, most dangerous …

A More Important Kind Of Wrestling

by Kevin Burton    The end of classes for the day at our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind does not end all activities.      For an after-school extra-curricular activity we take you to wrestling practice.    I was a wrestler in high school. At the time I had little or no comprehension of the …

The Church Has Forgotten God Is Sovereign

by Dane Massey      (Dane Massey is the former Pastor of Mulvane Christian Church. He is now in ministry in Houston, Texas.)      It has been said that there is nothing wrong with modern Christianity that a good dose of the Sovereignty of God wouldn’t fix.    For such a dose, let’s turn to the …

God’s Obstacle Course Makes Us Stronger

by Kevin Burton    Back in the day at my school for the blind the Phys Ed teachers would create an obstacle course for us.     If memory serves, they timed us on how fast we could get through it.    We had various challenges. It might be climbing a rope, walking a balance beam …

Are You Prepared To Deliver In Full?

by Kevin Burton    Three words leapt out at me during our regular family Bible study recently.    These days we are in the book of Ezra. That book tells the story of the rebuilding of the temple after Israel’s return to Jerusalem after Babylonian captivity.  Not long ago we studied the book of Nehemiah, …

Preparing For The Real “Real World”

by Kevin Burton     When I was a senior in high school my teachers warned me to up my game to get ready for life in the “real world.”    It didn’t take long for college professors to start talking about a greater real world and the realities I needed to get ready for.    …

Your Time To Speak Up For Jesus

by Kevin Burton    Not all Christians need to major in public speaking. But does the Bible not require at least a minor?    You’ve heard the one about people fearing public speaking more than death? That makes being in the casket at a funeral preferable to giving the eulogy.    And yes, there is …

True History of Mankind From The Bible

by Kevin Burton    It’s back to the classroom today at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB), the school we need as humans because of our sin nature.    This is a sixth-period history class.  We cover, quickly, the essential details of the history of mankind, with God as the Creator.    There …