Author Archives: William Cole

About William Cole

I am an all-the-time pastor, a part-time hospice chaplain, and a sometimes author. The church is eight miles out in the country from Marshall, MI. The hospice work is with Oaklawn Hospice, where I am Spiritual Care Coordinator. It's right in the town of Marshall. The writing I do to relax. I am elatedly married to my wife, April, and am a proud father to two fine young ladies, Ashley and Maty, not to mention my delightful exchange student daughter, Jessica.

The Humanity of Christ

For various reasons, the Deity of Jesus Christ, as well as the whole of the glorious Trinity, has shown up in much of my preaching of late. Certain sermon topics have taken me there. It is a rich study including … Continue reading

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Preach the Word

We’ve been talking about the church in America, its shortcomings and needs. We will end this line of thought with the granddaddy of those issues, the drought that is being suffered today in biblical preaching. Do you remember that scene … Continue reading

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Four Ounces

Let us say that you have stumbled upon the discovery of a miracle pill that would safely take care of all heart disease and strokes. Yep. It has the amazing ability to clean out all arteries and veins, and renew … Continue reading

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Faithfulness

First, a confession. Here it is: “I, William Jonathan Cole of Marshall, MI, without corrosion of any kind, and of my own freewill, did watch and enjoy the 1960’s television show, Speed Racer.” It first ran when I was 10 years … Continue reading

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The Ravages of Riches

In America we are well to do. It may not feel that way to you, and you would probably be right. You might even be struggling right now. I’m not challenging that. But I’m not really talking about social class … Continue reading

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Trouble in Anatevka

These are the opening lines to the great Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof: “A fiddler on the roof . . . sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say, every one of us … Continue reading

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The Abduction of Solitude

In 1517 a lone friar by the name of Martin sat down in his study to put pen to paper. The result? He would produce a most important theological work, very pointedly so. It was his attempt as a cleric … Continue reading

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