I recently said “good-bye” to my dad until I see him again in glory. Now another formative figure in my life has entered heaven’s gates. I first met Mr. Byrd after my family moved to West Virginia from Alexandria, Virginia. My family was attending a Presbyterian church about an hour from our home, which made […]
On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, Paul Joseph Dempsey met his Creator and Lord. He was not a greattheological figure or celebrity. But he was my dad. And for the six of us who knew him in that role, it istime to say goodbye. My dad was born and raised in Mayfield, Pennsylvania. Some of my
I have five kids ranging in age from thirteen to one. Needless to say, family worship can be a little challenging. How do you engage children in that range all at the same time, taking into account that some have professed faith in Christ and others have not; that some can sit and listen for
I have the joy of teaching adult Sunday School at our church. We offer a Core Seminar class that is based off of those offered by Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. And so every Sunday morning at 9:15, 15-20 of us gather to study. We recently began a long seminar on Systematic Theology.
On Monday, December 6, 2021, Rosemary Joy Dempsey entered the world. She was born in the natural way, with all the discomfort that comes from birth in a fallen and sin-cursed world. My dear wife, delivering her fifth baby, was beautiful-even in the midst of a situation that can bring out the worst in broken