Category Archives: Heritage

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 40)

Chapter 40 focuses on the release of Jeremiah by the Babylonian officials (summarized briefly in 39:13-14), providing significant details that validate Jeremiah’s ministry and “reward” him for his service—something the Jewish leaders had not done.  The second half of the … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, Leadership | Leave a comment

Prayer Update February 8, 2019

This past week we hosted our annual missions conference at Heritage.  It’s one of the highlights of the year. The conference is student-run, with some wise input from our faculty and staff.  We cancel classes for two days and invite a … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, Personal, Prayer | Leave a comment

Prayer Update February 1, 2019

It’s weather outside has been frigid this week; but inside Heritage, the spiritual climate inside has been warm and inviting.  Over the past week, I’ve (Rick) enjoyed teaching a pastoral leadership course as well as a preaching course to sharp … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, Prayer | Leave a comment

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 37)

Beginning with chapter 37 and continuing through chapter 44, we read the account of Jeremiah’s life and ministry during the siege of Jerusalem, the destruction of the city, the ensuing chaos and eventual flight to Egypt by the Jews who … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, Jeremiah, Leadership | Leave a comment

Yearly Reeder 2018

For many years, Linda and I have sent out a “year-in-review” letter to family and friends.  In it, we give a brief update on our family along with a few pictures.  We call our newsletter The Yearly Reeder. Here’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, Ministry Matters, Personal | Leave a comment

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 36)

In contrast to the Rechabites, who listened and obeyed the words of their forefather Jonadab (chapter 35), this chapter highlights the callous and defiant attitude of king Jehoiakim and some of his officials (not all!) to the word of the … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, Jeremiah, Leadership | Leave a comment

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 35)

Chapter 34 focused attention on the fickle king and people of Jerusalem; chapter 35 introduces the faithful Rechabites.  Where Zedekiah, his officials and people vacillated in keeping their covenant promises, the Rechabites were faithful to their covenant promises.  Where the … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, Jeremiah, Leadership, Life Lessons | Leave a comment