Resources by Bruce McDowell

Bruce McDowell and his wife Anne are Outreach partners serving international students and refugees with PEF.  Bruce formerly served as Tenth's Minister of Global Outreach.  He has two grown daughters, Brooke and Abby.

By Bruce A. McDowell, Minister of Global Outreach

As Tenth Church has infant baptisms today, some may be wondering about the question in my title. Most Christian parents of newborn babies feel the need for some kind of dedication of their child to the Lord. They believe their child to be different than those of the “world” of unbelieving parents. Reformed believers baptize their child because they…



Before Dr. Bruce McDowell, Elaine Pennel and Samuel Kent left for Liberia on March 12, I had a chance to interview Bruce about the trip and what he hopes God will accomplish.

I hope you'll take 13 minutes to watch the video so that we as a church might better lift up the team before the Throne of Grace.  God has…

Proverbs 26:4-5

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.

Our post-modern society finds no contradiction between contradictory statements because everything is seen as relative. So these proverbs may seem to be expositing post-modernism in a pre-modern age!  However, these two apparently contradictory proverbs juxtaposed next to each…

Proverbs 25:11

A word fitly spoken
is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

How often do we wish we could take back something we have said? We immediately begin to suffer the consequences. Yet how encouraging it can be to see someone’s life and outlook totally changed because of healing and uplifting words we have spoken. This is one of a number…

Proverbs 24:28-29

Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause,
and do not deceive with your lips.
Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me;
I will pay the man back for what he has done.”

If you have ever been the subject of slander and libel, you know how terrible it can make you feel…

During the weeks leading up to Easter our pastoral staff will tackle theological topics related to the resurrection in a series we're calling "Easter's Gospel."

Satisfaction of a Capricious God

Muslims do not believe that Jesus died upon the cross. Nor do they believe that Jesus could pay the penalty for our sin. They believe we must pay for our sin through doing good…

Proverbs 23:10-11

Do not move an ancient landmark
or enter the fields of the fatherless,
for their Redeemer is strong;
he will plead their cause against you.

In ancient times, as still some places today, landmarks were stone pillars that marked property lines. To move them was essentially an act of stealing property. God had commanded the Israelites, “Do not move your neighbor’s…