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Perspective: Be a good steward!
Jul29

Perspective: Be a good steward!

A recent survey indicates that 72 percent of Americans will die without an estate plan. When you die without an estate plan, your assets, small or large, default to the government’s plan for you. You may be a fan of the government and courts, but I admit they are not the people I want determining how my estate will be divided. Many younger couples ignore estate plans because they feel they have nothing to leave and forget that the...

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Exposing Planned Parenthood
Jul16

Exposing Planned Parenthood

Each time I look into the eyes of my adult children, I give thanks to God for His gracious and kind acts toward Polla and me. I give thanks to God that Missouri and Oklahoma Baptists, rather than Planned Parenthood, were there to minister and guide two young women caught in the vortex of crises pregnancies. Instead of Planned Parenthood trying to convince these young mothers that death for their unborn children was the solution,...

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Perspective: Remember, He reigns!
Jul15

Perspective: Remember, He reigns!

Over the past few months, I have often written in regard to the same-sex marriage issue. Because of the timing of the ruling, I was unable to comment because of publishing deadlines. I am glad I wasn’t able to comment right after the ruling because I have since read some very sensible and helpful insights. I have also read some senseless things that hurt rather than help. I shall attempt to write something sensible and helpful. One of...

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Perspective: CrossTimbers: A Treasure
Jul07

Perspective: CrossTimbers: A Treasure

Anyone who reads this column on a regular basis knows how much I love camps. While much of my attention is focused on Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center because of the sheer magnitude of its ministry, it is not our only camp. We are privileged to have a children’s mission camp near Davis called CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp. Maybe a little history on CrossTimbers would be helpful. CrossTimbers was born out of the...

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Perspective: Reflections on SBC meeting
Jun22

Perspective: Reflections on SBC meeting

Having just returned from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, I would like to use this article to reflect on my experience. The annual meeting of the SBC has multiple roles. They are times to do business, be inspired, and reconnect with the larger family of Baptists. A year ago, Ronnie Floyd of CrossChurch in Northwest Arkansas was elected our president. Every president brings unique skills and...

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Perspective: The second half
Jun15

Perspective: The second half

Every day brings a new challenge to the Christian worldview. Every day brings a new fence designed to “hem in” the Christian moral ethic into a backstreet alley. To hold to a biblical view of creation, mankind created as man and woman, positions one to be considered a narrow-minded bigot of the first order. To limit, or in some way contest as aberrant, a worldview that blurs sexual identity and practices unbridled sexual expression is...

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