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Perspective: Put your ‘ears on’
Mar22

Perspective: Put your ‘ears on’

Thirty or 40 years ago, a new rave of communication was given broad usage among the common public. It was called the citizens band (CB) radio. Some of you will remember the signature line for someone seeking to talk with another person with a CB radio, “Anybody got your ears on?” Because the channels were public, this was a person’s way of getting someone to listen and answer them. In the public arena of politics and, frankly, our own...

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Perspective: Remarkable news to share
Mar08

Perspective: Remarkable news to share

Sometimes important information breezes by us, and we hardly notice. Our lives are filled with Twitter, Facebook, 24/7 news and media of every sort. Indeed, everywhere you look, people have something plugged into their ears to drown out the noise and to tune out the distractions. However, we do not want to overlook one piece of news that was stated in January. We do not want to miss this news because it is worthy of overflowing joy...

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Perspective: My legacy letter
Mar01

Perspective: My legacy letter

Recently, I challenged you to write a legacy letter to your family. I want to share this short version of my legacy letter. I hope it will serve to challenge you to write your own personal legacy letter as a witness to your family. Dear Family, I am so blessed to have been given each of you as a wonderful gift from the Lord. Across the years, you have heard me share my spiritual journey both in conversation and from the pulpit. But...

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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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