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Perspective: Pray, invite, share
Feb22

Perspective: Pray, invite, share

There are two Sundays each year that provide the greatest opportunity to engage family, friends and people, in general, for invitations to church. Those two Sundays are Easter and Christmas. Even those who are irreligious are more open to attend church on these two Sundays. So, you may ask, why in the middle of February are you telling us this? Because I want to challenge you to develop a list of three lost people whom you can invite...

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Perspective: Lawful but not always best
Feb15

Perspective: Lawful but not always best

During the recent National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump made a very significant announcement in regard to religious liberty. He stated, “Freedom of religion is a sacred right, but it is also a right under threat all around us. That is why I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow representatives of faith to speak freely and without retribution.” The Johnson Amendment is named after former Senator and...

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Perspective: Two presidential decisions
Feb08

Perspective: Two presidential decisions

The first few weeks of President Trump’s leadership have been like a whirlwind. Few presidents have moved with such decisive, wide-sweeping, immediate action. I, like you, have personal views regarding his actions; however, I will resist broad comments that would be clearly political. My goal in this column has always been to shy away from political issues, but rather focus on topics that touch on moral and ethical issues informed by...

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Perspective: Who is ‘YOU’?
Feb01

Perspective: Who is ‘YOU’?

Have you ever received an invitation to an event showing a puzzle with a missing piece and the words, “The only thing missing is YOU!”? The “you” is both plural and singular. It is plural in that everyone who receives the invitation is included, but it is also singular in that the invitation is personal to you. When I read several versions of the Great Commission in the New Testament, it is easy to see that this same truth applies....

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Perspective: A peaceful transition
Jan25

Perspective: A peaceful transition

The peaceful and orderly transfer of power from one president to another is an amazing accomplishment in this present world order. President Obama was right to stress this fact home to his supporters, and all of America, in his farewell address. For a nation to make such a change, with reasonable peace in this chaotic world, is a rare thing. There are many reasons for a peaceful transition to not take place. America is an...

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