Truth Matters

The latest devotional by Philip De Courcy


An Attitude of Gratitude

G. K. Chesterton was a remarkable individual who belonged to the early twentieth century. His genius combined the abilities of a novelist, critic, poet, popular theologian, and writer of detective stories. Toward the end of his life in 1936 he turned his attention, and considerable ability to the writing of...Read more


You Go, Girl!

In his excellent book on the Protestant Reformation, “The Unquenchable Flame,” Michael Reeves tells the odd and fascinating story of the marriage of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer. While on assignment as a priest in Lutheran Germany, Cranmer married, which was still forbidden back in England. Being recalled back to England, and...Read more


Frustrated To No End

In his book “A Call to Spiritual Reformation,” New Testament scholar D. A. Carson writes about a wonderful man of God and servant of Jesus Christ Bishop Stanway. Bishop Stanway had been an instrument in God’s hands in furthering the work of God in East Africa, where in Tanzania alone...Read more



I like the story of the coat shop in Nottingham, England, that posted the following notice in the window of its store: “We have been established for over 100 years and have been pleasing and displeasing customers ever since. We have made money and lost money, suffered the effects of...Read more


On The Other Hand

In May 1940 the British Army was pinned down on the beaches of Dunkirk with a German Panzer Division tightening the proverbial noose around its neck. Escape looked improbable if not impossible for the 365,000 British soldiers, death or capture the sure outcomes. Yet, in the midst of this crisis...Read more


In Two Places At Once

They say that you cannot be in two places at once, but that is not strictly true when it comes to the Christian. A look at Paul’s introduction in his letter to the Colossians points to the fact that every church and every Christian has two homes, and two habitats....Read more


Hated Without A Cause

There is a well-known scene in the popular 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz” where the main character Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, finds herself in the strange and wonderful Land of Oz.  Dorothy turns to her canine companion and says, “Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Kansas...Read more


Carry Your Own Bags

Paul Powell tells the story of Beverly King, who at one point was the richest man in Graham, Texas. King's presence was large in Graham since he owned the hotel, was a big-time stockholder and director at the bank, not to mention other business interests. Yet for all his money...Read more


Do The Math

Found in North America, the venomous coral snake is known for its deep red, yellow and black-colored banding. These snakes average three feet in length and are not usually aggressive. Though only 1% of snake bites each year in America are from coral snakes, they possess potent venom. Their bites...Read more


Please Step Aside

The evangelist Billy Graham is one of the most recognizable names throughout the world. Few have cast a gospel net further than this man. The numbers are staggering.  Across the span of 60 years Mr. Graham spoke live to more than 215 million people in a total of 185 countries. Yet, throughout...Read more