Tuck’s Blog

Outside the Camp

The most imposing sight you will see driving down the Outer Banks of North Carolina is the Wright Brother’s memorial in Kitty Hawk. The monument is dedicated to Orville and Wilbur Wright, the two men who launched the modern age of flight. But if you would have read about the Wright’s in the papers of…

Power for Today

If there is one part of our summer-long study of Hebrews that most of us can relate to, it is that part about “feeble arms and weak knees” (Heb. 12:12).  There are times when we feel overwhelmed, worn down and worn out by the world we live in. Why does Paul say things like, “Let…

Are We Paying Attention?

I watched pictures this morning of the aftermath of the ISIS terror attack that saw a van driven through crowded streets in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain leaving more than a dozen people dead. It was hard not to flash back to just a week ago to nearby Charlottesville and a similar scene of a similar…

Mark of God’s Favor

In 1516, Albert of Brandenburg bought from the Vatican the right to become Archbishop of Mainz.   That position didn’t come cheaply; he raised funds to finance his position through the sale of indulgences, an act of mercy granted by the church.  There is much more to it, of course, but essentially the indulgence purchased the…