Dane Skelton

    Dane Skelton is the Pastor of Faith Community Church and the author of Jungle Flight: Spiritual Adventures at the Ends of the Earth, a book of true stories from the ministry of JAARS (formerly Jungle Aviation and Radio Service). His second book, Papua Pilot: Flying the Bible to the Last Lost Peoples, co-authored with the late Paul Westlund, is now available on Amazon.com and Christianbook.com.
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    • Apr17Wed

      THE GREAT HOPE

      April 17, 2019

      “If you lose consciousness do you want me to stop at the nearest ER or do you want me to keep going to Duke?” We had already made a rapid stop on the side of 501 South near Roxboro to switch oxygen bottles when the first one ran out. My friend Paul was near unconsciousness as I fumbled the valve swap from one to the other.

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    • Apr10Wed

      CLOSE CALLS Accidents and Providence

      April 10, 2019

      My friend and fellow pilot, Lee Hilty, had a close call Saturday night. The main rotor blade of his Robinson R22 helicopter hit about fifty feet up a sixty-foot tree, chopping the top off the tree and destroying the helicopter. One of the gas tanks separated from the craft and the other caught fire. The chopper fell about fifty feet with Lee in...

    • Mar27Wed

      PIVOTAL MOMENTS

      March 27, 2019

      Pivotal moments often arrive when we least expect them. An email in the inbox, a phone call in the evening and life reaches a cross-road. A new path emerges. Will we take it? Nothing will ever be the same if we do. And nothing will ever be the same if we don’t. We want to know, need to know, is it the right one? Is God in this? How can we...

    • Mar13Wed

      NON-TOXIC MASCULINITY

      March 13, 2019

      You’ve no doubt seen it, the Gillette ad titled: “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be.” Obviously, the shaving supplier’s marketing gurus hit a nerve. It had twenty-five million hits on You Tube and forty million on Twitter. But they may have also punched a hole in the bottom of the brand. Forbes reports, “reaction to...

    • Mar6Wed

      IN PURSUIT OF HEALTHY HUMILITY

      March 6, 2019

      The crowd was frenetic, chaotic, out of control. Hundreds, then thousands of people, rushed from every corner, out of every gate, jumping fences, hurdling ditches, and throwing clothing on the ground in adulation.

      No, it wasn’t an Elvis concert.

      The two men in the center of it were overwhelmed, not knowing how to react to the adulation,...

    • Feb27Wed

      ABORTION SURVIVOR'S LAMENT

      February 27, 2019

      The details are vague now, so many decades hence. He sat on a curb or was it a granite ledge? outside the downtown clinic. Either way it was cold, barren, like his heart. The girl—yes, still a girl only 17—was inside, had disappeared into the sterile glass door of the nondescript building. She had found the place, or had he? He...

    • Denny Hamlin’s win in the Daytona 500 was particularly poignant for Joe Gibbs Racing. The team had just buried their former president, Joe’s 49-year-old son, J. D., who died of a neurological disorder in January. I bet Joe’s family would happily forfeit the trophy and all their successes if they could have J.D. back. But...

    • Feb13Wed

      SOLOMON'S TOP FIVE ON SEX & ROMANCE

      February 13, 2019

      It’s February 13 Th and romance is in the air, or at least around the corner. Which leads me to ask this question: Do you know what the Bible teaches about romance and sex? Do your kids?

      Most Evangelicals don’t and we’re suffering from it. We found out the hard way when our grown children, all three godly, intelligent young...

    • Parents of young children need eight hands , I thought as the mom and dad juggled tiny baby, luggage, diaper bag, car-seat, boarding passes, and ID while shepherding their toddler through Phoenix Sky Harbor security. I wish they’d hurry up . Then the agent slowed things down even more by starting a conversation with the little guy.

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    • Jan30Wed

      CAR BUYING SEASON

      January 30, 2019 Dane Skelton

      The government is back in business which means so is the IRS! Looks like you’ll have to do that tax return after all.

      Tax season is also car buying season. The annual refund, the largest chunk of cash some people see during the year, is often planned for a down payment on new wheels. I was an ASE certified technician before I was ordained....