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About Vance Havner

Peter and Vivien Wade have ministered the Word of God together in pastorates, seminars, and family camps for nearly 60 years and have maintained a web site since 1995. Peter has authored numerous books and ebooks, which are noted for their simplicity and ease of reading even though the subjects can be profound. His writings, videos and audio teachings appear on this site, as does the Wade’s history. Vivien has two paperback collections of poems available, one Christian and the other humorous.

No Room for Them

2018-12-01T21:49:05+00:00By |0 Comments

"There was no room for them in the inn" (Luke 2:7). As Christmas day brings us around to the blessed story of the Savior's birth, it reminds us of a circumstance connected with that event which still is timely in [...]

“When Prayer Fails, Try Praise.” Really?

2018-10-20T00:59:06+00:00By |0 Comments

Sometimes phrases just stand out on my screen and almost shout at me to think about them. These are "Really?" moments, and the title was one of these. Every day I look through a list of ebooks under the broad [...]

Fully-functioning Faith

2018-10-05T20:19:50+00:00By |0 Comments

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony” (Hebrews 11:1-2). It is obvious from an examination of the Bible record, both in the Old [...]

Except by Faith

2018-09-29T08:10:31+00:00By |0 Comments

I had been taught through the years the Bible and the gospel. But external teaching does not save. It may be fuel for the lamp of the Spirit, that is all. How does God speak then, and how do we [...]

Can we really “enjoy” our Bibles?

2018-07-25T19:11:22+00:00By |0 Comments

To many people, the Bible is an old-fashioned book that's fine for little old ladies and funerals but of limited or no value in their daily life. How wrong they are! The Bible can be an exciting book and more [...]

About Nothing

2018-12-09T17:30:07+00:00By |4 Comments

About nothing, one may think, nothing can be said. It does look like an unlikely subject for a teaching. Plato would disagree; he said "I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I [...]

“We Want Another Pentecost”

2018-11-18T22:35:18+00:00By |0 Comments

I learned an essential lesson as a young Christian, and that was not to take my theology from hymns or praise and worship songs, but only from the Bible. For example, in the denomination in which I was brought up, [...]

60 Years of Ministry

2018-05-01T00:22:31+00:00By |4 Comments

30th March 1958 -- 2018 and onwards! The Wades Remember the Journey Much of our early history up to our marriage is portrayed in the photo album online at https://www.peterwade.com/wades (scroll to the bottom). On the spiritual side Vivien [...]

A Reluctant God?

2018-03-06T18:23:11+00:00By |1 Comment

I read on Facebook recently a post from a minister I have personally known for 50 years, who has been told by his physician that he is dying after a four-year battle with disease. I pray that he will recover. [...]

Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!

2018-02-06T18:14:56+00:00By |3 Comments

The above title, "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!" is taken from a Broadway musical that was popular in the United States in the 1960s and revived in the 1980s. It concluded with the song "What Kind of [...]