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“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Some version of this statement is attributed to Edmund Burke (1729-1797), George Santayana (1863-1952), and Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965). I think this statement is so often repeated because it’s based in truth; and it still resonates. Those words[...]

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Lately I’ve been struck by the number of hyphenated-Christians emerging in the American Church. We hear the various religious views of Baptist or Presbyterian-Christians, Republican or Democrat-Christians, White or African-American Christians, and Male or Female-Christians. The most recent is LBTG-Christians. What? I guess that makes me a white-male-heterosexual-Southern Baptist-Christian. In[...]

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America is going through a culture shift. Victims of traumatic events, such as physical and sexual abuse, have begun to speak out in mass. Many harmful acts that have been hidden for years are finally being investigated and even prosecuted as criminal. Shining light on darkness is always a good[...]

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Are we living in the last days? Well, the Bible tells us that as the coming of Jesus draws closer, increased lawlessness will cause hearts to become callous. People will simply adjust to sin as the new normal. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? How else can we explain New York law-makers[...]

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Key Verse: “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 The majority of Americans claim some form of Christianity. Yet, less than two percent view their lives and the[...]

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As a traveling evangelist, I talk with a variety of pastors and church members each week. If there’s one common thread to those conversations, it’s the dire condition of American society. I firmly believe, however, that the conversation needs to shift from “them” to “us”. After all, the decline of[...]

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Key Verse: “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall be one flesh.” Genesis 2:24 God designed marriage for partnership, for pleasure, and for parenting. His definition of marriage today is consistent with His design in the Garden of[...]

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The world was recently fixated on the rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach, who were trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand for three weeks. As I kept up with the story, I couldn’t help but think about those in need of spiritual rescue. There are[...]

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After last week’s annual meeting in Dallas, it appears we have a paradigm shift in the Southern Baptist Convention. We’ve become culturally sensitive and biblically aware, when we need to be biblically sensitive and culturally aware. Here’s what I mean. If we feel a need to pass resolutions about things[...]

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