But I Fear…

by Benjamin Burks on July 6, 2011 · 0 comments

2 Corinthians 11:1-3, “Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. (2) For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. (3) But I fear, lest […]

My “Three Cents”

by Benjamin Burks on March 9, 2011 · 4 comments

Several weeks ago I had the privilege to be in Skandia, Michigan with a wonderful Pastor and church. Early Saturday morning, I drove to meet a layman in that church who has Clydesdale horses. This breed of horse is beautiful and magnificent. Two of them were hitched to a sleigh, and off we went into […]


by Benjamin Burks on January 12, 2011 · 0 comments

To Subscribe to the RUI E-Newsletter – proceed to the bottom – left of the page to enter your email address. I was an avid hunter prior to moving to Illinois. Living in Virginia, I would often head to the mountains to enjoy this recreation of choice. Since moving here, I have had many […]

The Risk of Transparency II

by Benjamin Burks on November 18, 2010 · 0 comments

“The Gambler” is the title track found on Kenny Rogers’ 1978 album. The song itself tells the story of a late-night meeting on a train “bound for nowhere” between Rogers (as narrator) and an unnamed old man, known as the gambler. The gambler says that he can tell “Rogers” is down on his luck (“out […]