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First Person: What does it mean?
Jul01

First Person: What does it mean?

When we look at the headlines and listen to today’s news, we are left with this question: what does all this mean? There are some who say “why now?” Wasn’t this just another death, and the news is full of people dying every day? Why all the unrest, why all the protests, marching, and who are these people who are marching carrying banners and shouting “black lives matter”? Some in the crowd are the wounded by the continued pressure of...

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First Person: What’s really going on?
May27

First Person: What’s really going on?

In the 1960s, there was a popular song by an artist named Marvin Gaye that hit the radio. The song says, “Mother, mother there’s too many of you crying. Brother, brother, brother there are far too many of you dying. We have got to find a way to bring some love here today. What’s going on?” I think there are a lot of people who are asking this same question today. I am aware that Marvin Gaye’s song was written during the time of the...

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Battling racial division
Feb26

Battling racial division

Many years ago, while sitting in a meeting with several leaders and pastors in another state, some words were spoken that have haunted me; words that seem to underscore the main reason we battle racial division in Southern Baptist life. We were meeting about a large congregation becoming a key church and allowing a black church to meet with them. During the 1970s, church planting was not done by conventions or associations; it was...

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The time is now
Jul17

The time is now

Having attended the recent annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Alabama, I wanted to share several thoughts about some of the panel discussions which dealt with several key topics. The panel about Sexual Abuse Awareness & Prevention was an important conversation. If we would simply abide by the words we preach in our pulpits and exhibit a Christian lifestyle in our churches, we would not be in the situation we find...

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Trust
Jun04

Trust

Over the years we meet a lot of people, create friendships, and develop a lot of alliances. But the question is, do we develop relationships we can trust? We are reminded that Jesus said we are to love one another as He loved all of us. We find ourselves relearning just what it means to love and trust each other. Love and trust must first exist if we are to work together. No matter how many times a resolution is issued denouncing the...

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