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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Can’t Grow Unless You Feed Your Spirit

by Kevin Burton    OK class, that’s lunch!    We’ve been through five classes at our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind.  It’s time to refuel. Since this is ESSB we’re not talking about cheeseburgers and tater tots. We’re talking about feeding our spirit.    What an outrage it would be if schools did not …

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). …