I’m Out of the Closet

I’ve got something to confess…. It’s 2017 so I feel comfortable enough to do so. Those who know me well may not be too surprised when I reveal this very personal truth. But, this is the day that I feel emboldened enough to do it, so, please, accept me for who I am; I will

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America the Beautiful?

See if you can spot the odd one out: earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, terrorism, domestic violence, war, droughts, God’s blessing, cancer. Of course, “God’s blessing” is the oddity. Yet, there are many who would believe the entire list fits together in perfect harmony. Ignorant people think that the devastating things that are happening to this nation

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Super Bowl Faith

SUPER BOWL 51 WAS THE MOST EXCITING FOOTBALL GAME I’ve ever seen. As an Atlanta Falcons fan, it was wonderful to know that my California friend was going to send me a gift card after the game was over—as he has done for many years—since he has a knack for always picking the losing team,

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Christmas Vs. ChristMYTHS

THE BABY JESUS WAS NOT BORN ON DECEMBER 25. What? Are you kidding me? Nope. The Christmas season brings with it a lot of great and wonderful traditions, but have you ever thought how these customs came about? You may be surprised! Let’s start with that Christmas date. The early church in the first few

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That Obnoxious Holiday Greeting

I WAS OFFENDED! I couldn’t believe my eyes. Was this allowed in Johnson City, Texas? Apparently so. As far as I knew there was no law against it. I walked up to the counter of HealthMart, our local pharmacy, and there was the most offensive, agitating, insensitive sign I ever saw. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating

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Thanks for Nothing

The worst thanksgiving service I ever saw advertised was from a liberal “church” that had a special “Thanking the Earth” ceremony. How about this bumper sticker? “Did you thank a green plant today?” How far away from God these people must be to thank the creation and not the Creator.

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Breaking Good

50-year-old Walter White was having a mid-life crisis: His wife was pregnant, his teenage son has Cerebral Palsy; and, as an under-achieving educational professional, he faced a huge financial disaster when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. That’s the premise of “Breaking Bad,” the highly rated drama based on the  American Nightmare. This is the

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Jeffery Dahmer, Cannibal Christian

Jeffrey Dahmer was a notorious mass murderer who killed seventeen young men, ate them, and stored various body parts in his refrigerator. The police ended up finding eleven corpses in his apartment. What kind of thinking leads to this type of behavior? During an interview with MSNBC Dahmer explained: “I always believed the lie that

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60 Million Unwanted and Dead

The worst day in America history was commemorated on January 22, 2016. On that day 43 years ago, the infamous ruling by the Supreme Court known as Roe V. Wade passed, legalizing the killing of unborn children in the womb. If you are not familiar with the case called Roe v. Wade that changed abortion

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Is David Bowie in Heaven or…

“Look up here; I’m in Heaven,” sang David Bowie on his farewell video before dying of cancer. As a pastor I’m always curious, when a celebrity dies, if he was a Christian. Will I someday meet The Thin White Duke in Heaven? I researched his song lyrics and interviews to get some clues: In his

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