Welcome to Stone Kingdom Ministries!

Stone Kingdom Ministries (SKM) is a Christian Bible-teaching ministry focusing on in-depth studies of the Word of God. We invite anyone with an interest in knowing what our Creator has to say about anything to peruse this website. And we do mean anything. Because, although we are fallen from pristine perfection, our Creator did not leave His creation floundering. He gave us the Scriptures as the path back to Him. There is much here to explore. We invite you to get to know Him through His Word!

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About the photograph.

We offer a few words of explanation about the various pictures posted in this prime location on our home page. We possess perhaps ten or twelve different shots of this mountain which were taken over many years and in different seasons of the year. The connection to Stone Kingdom Ministries (SKM) is two-fold. The first connection explains how our name, Stone Kingdom Ministries, is related to this mountain. It begins with knowing that the name is derived from SKMs flagship verse:

Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

In biblical symbolism a mountain signifies a large and powerful kingdom; hills signify lesser nations. Hence, this stone which smashes the image (of King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, wherein the various parts of the image (statue) symbolize great empires throughout history until now)—this stone grows into a great mountain.

Which is to say that this great and powerful kingdom-government will ultimately fill the whole earth. It is God’s plan for global government! Hence, the name, the Stone Kingdom. So we have chosen a very large mountain to grace our home page.

The second connection is a very personal one because these pictures are of Mt. Hood, Oregon. Dr. Bruggeman’s son, David, passed away April 30, 2023. But he and his wife had raised their family on this farm from which most of these photos were taken. The farm is about twelve miles, as the crow flies, from the center of the peak of this great volcanic mountain, Mt. Hood. The peak rises to over 11,250 feet above sea level. Their farm is at approximately 1,100 feet above sea level.

David and his wife had taught their five children from a very early age how to ski on this great mountain. David’s memorial service was held on the slopes of Mt. Hood in the uppermost meeting room in the ski lodge, a room called the Eagles’ Nest.”

Some of the photos appearing in this spot were taken by Dr. Bruggeman, others by his daughter-in-law.