Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Aug062014

FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES

 

In April 2001, in the midst of renewed fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, a motorcade carrying the Security Service Chief of Gaza came under a hail of bullets from IDF troops. In a state of panic the official called Yasser Arafat from...Read more

Jul302014

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL

 

During the Second World War, C. J. Auchinleck, the commander-in-chief of the Middle East Force on the Allied side, put out the following order: “There exists a real danger that our friend Rommel is becoming a king or a magician or a bogeyman...Read more

Jun252014

NO TIME TO WASTE

 

Thomas Chalmers was a minister in the Church of Scotland who in the early days of his pastorate did not know God, and was not known for his godliness. Not known to God, not known for his godliness, but he was well known...Read more

Jun182014

THE FUTURE OF HISTORY

 

Some years ago I spent a weekend in London visiting a friend from N. Ireland. While there, friends of my friend from Welwyn Garden City Baptist Church, just outside the city, kindly offered to show us around London for the day. When they...Read more

May202014

I HAVE A DREAM

 

In one of his last books on the subject of hope, Lewis Smedes tells how the great civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, kept hope alive for millions amidst the degradation, and abuse of individual, and institutional racism. He did this by setting...Read more

May142014

IDENTITY THEFT

 

Do you know what the fastest growing crime in America is? It is identity theft with over 9.9 million incidents per year. According to the Wall Street Journal, in 2012 alone, seven percent of people sixteen or older were identity theft victims. Credit...Read more

Apr222014

ALL PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR

 

Leroy “Satchel” Paige was one of the greats in the world of baseball. History remembers him as the first black player to pitch in the World Series. He was also the first player from the old Negro League to be inducted...Read more

Apr152014

THE PAST IS THE PAST

 

Following his teams crushing defeat of Notre Dame 42-14 in the 2013 BCS National Championship game Nick Saban coach of Alabama was asked by ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi during the postgame interview how long he planned to enjoy yet another championship. Saban...Read more

Apr022014

GOOD GRIEF

 

Working through the grief that comes with the loss of a friend or loved one is no easy thing. In terms of stress tests the death of a child or spouse tops the list. It is hard to go back to...Read more

Mar252014

FINISH THE SENTENCE

 

A generation ago the George Arliss film, House of Rothschild, made major use of an incident that is said to have occurred at the end of the Napoleonic wars. In the dots and dashes of powerful light beams, a message was...Read more

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