Announcing a New Series – Want to Help me write a book?

This post was published this morning at my other blog,, but I am also publishing it here at Unholy Charade because I would really like all of you to see it. If you haven’t followed LFDT’s yet, please go there and sign on to follow. This post is the first in a series which will become a book and…well, here it is and I explain what this series is for – [I will just publish this first post in the series here at Unholy Charade. The rest will appear each Friday at LFDT’s] –

I have the outline of a new book sitting here on my desk, which I never seem to have time to get started on. So I thought what I would do is write it here with a weekly installment, and have you all provide your observations and comments and thereby…help me write the book!

Here is the central theme scripture the book title is drawn from and which is really a statement of the purpose of the book:

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV  But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.  (2)  For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,  (3)  heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,  (4)  treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,  (5)  having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

Most all of the wicked people I have had to deal with as a pastor, in the church, were this very kind of person. They had the appearance of godliness, but they denied its power. Let’s see if we can think through what this means.

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Resources at UC

We want to direct your attention to the top menu bar and the resources we have there.   Some of the tabs were missing and/or broke, but they are up and running again and we just want to remind you of what we have there.

Two of the tabs are Scriptures and Resources.  Both contain extensive drop down menus.

Under the Scriptures tab:

Twisted Scriptures
Scriptures that demonstrate that an Abuser is not a Christian
Encouragement from the Psalms

Under the Resources tab:

Our Books
Additional Books and Recommended Books
Recommended Sermon Series

We hope you find these resources helpful and encouraging!

If you ever find a broken link or have a technical question, please feel free to contact me (twbtc) at or leave a comment.


Update on Our Friend and Brother Mack

Philippians 2:25 ESV  I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need,

The Apostle Paul often commended the few and faithful men and women who stood for Christ no matter how much the cost. It is appropriate that we do the same.

As  most of you know from previous posts, our fellow elder here at Christ Reformation Church, Mack McConkey, as been going through an ordeal for nearly 3 months. He was struck with pancreatitis and that led to all kinds of other serious and life-threatening complications. He has recovered from a number of those but is still hospitalized. Today he is being moved to an acute care rehab center in Portland.

While in the hospital, Mack’s wife Rite (pronounced “reet”) has been able to be with him but most care centers are still not permitting visitors so that is going to be another strain.

Please continue to pray then for Mack and Rite, that they would be strengthened by the Lord and granted His courage and that Mack would heal and be able to return home. Specifically please pray that his blood sugar would stabilize, that his heart would remain in rhythm, and that he would receive excellent care in the rehab center.

We miss Mack greatly in our church body. He and Rite have always been there every Sunday morning for all these 27 years I have been here and most importantly Mack has stood solid and firm against all the wicked people who crept in among us over the years and did all they could to destroy this ministry. And even more specifically, ten years ago when the ministry to expose abusers in churches and help their victims began, there were a number of evil people who hated that light being shined upon this sin. They did all they could to stop it but were unable. Mack was never once duped by their lies and tactics and they eventually gave up and left.

So please pray for Mack. He is your friend in Christ and much of the benefit  many of you have received through this ministry, Mack had a real part in bringing about.