My First Tattoo as a Pastor

MY TATTOO WAS GOING TO BE A REALLY SMALL ONE that simply said, “Mt. 6:33,” the abbreviation for my life’s verse: “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33closeBut seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given

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Thank the Universe and an Aspargus

THE WORST THANKSGIVING SERVICE I ever saw advertised was from a church in Dripping Springs that had a special “Thanking the Earth” ceremony. And the silliest bumper sticker ever stuck to a Hyundai said this: “Did you thank a green plant today?” How far away from God these people are to thank the creation and

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What’s Wrong With This Country

I WAS IN AUSTIN SO I SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED THIS, still, I was caught off-guard…. I was paying for a meal to a very nice cashier. Like I do at most establishments, I gave her a million-dollar bill Gospel tract. You know what that is, don’t you? It looks like a real million-dollar bill, (if

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Martin Luther: Lunatic for the Lord

There’s a poster in our Youth Wing that says, “Do you seriously think God can’t use you?” Then it lists a whole lot of people from the Bible who no one would ever think could be used for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom. Noah was a drunk. Abraham was too old. Jacob was a liar.

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DeathBeth.com: SCARIEST. Website. Ever.

A SEVERED DOLL’S HEAD EERILY GREETS YOU on the first page. The black backdrop of the Home Page is striking in its simplicity. Only two words, in bright bloody red, punch your consciousness like a bony poke in the eye: “to die”!!! A bead of sweat forms upon your brow as you read the horrifying

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Dunkirk and the Missed Miracle

I recently saw the excellent film “Dunkirk” yet was saddened when I learned the filmmakers got everything right except for the true hero of the story. It wasn’t necessarily the selfless citizens who risked lives in their personal boats to bring back the hundreds of thousands of troops stranded on the beach as the Germans

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Hurricane Harvey: Chick-Fil-A to the Rescue

THIS AMAZING PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY A MAN WHO CALLED CHICK-FIL-A WITH THIS ORDER: “Two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg—and a boat.” How did this come about? I was hoping to find out the back story, and I did. In an interview with the morning show, Good Morning America, J. C. Spencer explained what

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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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