Tom Adams has been a pastor and writer for more than 40 years.   He is the Former Director of Missions for Fox Valley Baptist Association. 

He holds an undergraduate degree from Murray State University, a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and an Honorary Doctorate from judson Collge.  

He is the Author of "Speaking out", and has had a regular column in the Illinois Baptist since 1972. 

Speaking Out .....Thoughts From

Rev. Tom Adams


It's The Best Time

 "Donít get the idea that aging is a total "downer". It has a definite "up" side and the pluses far outweigh the minuses."

The View From 70

"I suppose I am in the youth of my old age. Iím still young enough to have a lot to learn, yet, Iím old enough to have learned a few things. May I share a few of those lessons with you?

When Complainers Complain

"What if all of us resolved to go twenty-four straight hours without complaining? What if we all did it at once? We wouldnít recognize our world!"

The Burdens Others Carry

"...everyone is bearing a burden of some sort. Indeed, we would be startled to know the load some folks carry. "

A Lift Up

"...everyone is bearing a burden of some sort. Indeed, we would be startled to know the load some folks carry. "

Activities Mania 

"We tend to judge a personís loyalty by the number of hours he spends inside the church building, the number of church jobs he holds, and the number of church activities in which he participates."

The Success Cult

"If temporal success is a criterion of divine blessing, then Paul must have been terribly backslidden."

Makes a Difference

"...when the pulpit and the pew close ranks and join forces under the endowment of the Holy Spirit, hitherto impregnable gates of hell collapse like papier-m‚chť."

 

 

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