Category Archives: Current Events

Is “God Calling” Through That Devotional Book?

The books God Calling and Jesus Calling have become very popular devotional readings over the years, making numerous “best-seller” lists. But from the moment I began to see quotes from the books being posted on Facebook and other places I … Continue reading

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Letter To My Church Family (2-03-13)

We are fast approaching one year since I first went home sick from prayer meeting on a Wednesday night with what came be to diagnosed as dysautonomia, or POTS. We have employed a wide array of medications and exercises, and … Continue reading

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It Will End Better (Oklahoma Baptist Messenger Article)

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It Will End Better

Headlines in Oklahoma today shared the bad news: Whitney Hand, starting guard for the University of Oklahoma women’s basketball team, had torn her left ACL during the game against North Texas the night before. Whitney had previously worked hard to … Continue reading

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Our Limited Plans

Psalm 33:7-8 speaks of how it is God who gathers the waters in a heap, before whom all the peoples should stand in awe. That same Psalm then immediately goes on to point out the limited nature of the plans … Continue reading

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Your Focus in the Storm

It seems like the eyes of everyone on the Gulf Coast are glued to the Weather Channel, with the rapid approach of a potential hurricane. It’s good to stay informed, but our constant focus should be where it is always … Continue reading

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Staying Under the “Big Tent” of Soteriology

While I am not a Calvinist, I have a number of friends and family members who are.  This helps give me what I believe is a balanced perspective regarding the current debate over soteriology in the SBC, which is revolving … Continue reading

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It’s NOT the Economy, Stupid!

Dwight McKissic is a black Southern Baptist pastor in Arlington, Texas, and I applaud his boldness and courage in speaking out against the first black President of the United States– who now also carries the sad distinction of being the first … Continue reading

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My MRI Experience

Last Thursday I had my first MRI.  “MRI” is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, which is the use of nuclear magnetic resonance to produce images of internal body structures that don’t show up well on x-rays.  I have had headaches and … Continue reading

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“Trouble With The Tulip”

Calvinism, with the TULIP acronym which inevitably accompanies it, is certainly a hot topic in the religious conversation in America today.  Frank Page, a former President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and currently the President (basically the “CEO”) of the Executive Committee of the SBC, weighed … Continue reading

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