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To Change or Not to Change, Part 2

January 8, 2017

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To Change or Not to Change, Part 2 Last week we took up the question of how much of the past needs to be preserved in a rapidly changing world which seems invariably to favor the new. We took a brief look at the Christian church, and the subject of teaching, then and now. We […]

To Change or Not to Change, Part 1

November 29, 2016

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William Shakespeare of course put the phrase into English coinage a lot more eloquently than me: To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles, That was Hamlet’s soliloquy in […]

Reversing the Fall of the Empire

November 5, 2016

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Here’s a snippet of truth I’d like us all to consider. Our American nation is going south similarly to what brought down the Roman Empire in the ancient world. It is reversible, but to do so we have to exercise both wisdom and discipline. There are a lot of signposts to read. Today let’s just […]

What Are You Made of?

November 5, 2016

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We all know that little boys are made of “snips and snails and puppy dog tails,” while little girls are made of “sugar and spice and everything nice.” In today’s progressive, politically correct world those stereotypes are of course sexist, demeaning, and probably misogynist as well. How dare we characterize male and females so differently? […]

Repent! Jesus is Coming!

October 15, 2016

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If you drive through Cottondale, as I do on occasional trips to Birmingham, there is a guy standing by the side of the road with his sign, “Repent!” And I think it adds, “Jesus is Coming,” or “The End is Near” or something along those lines. I guess the range of reactions is from “that […]

The Great Awakenings

October 15, 2016

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Last week we mentioned seeing the man by the side of the highway in Cottondale with his sign “Repent!” I suggested that we are all heirs or descendants, in one form or another of his message. We may think he’s nuts, or, conversely, we may think he’s the Cottondale prophet. Or, perhaps we are just […]

Is Christianity on the Decline in America?

September 4, 2016

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Is Christianity is on the decline in America? What do the statistics tell us? Statistics in fact point to a downward trending number of Christians in America, but not to a uniform decline across the board. There exist pockets of hope and amazing vigor in Christianity which we will explore in a future column. For […]

Speak the Truth to Power

September 4, 2016

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A trend is present in this country which is disturbing. The Christian church is under attack and Christians seem to be hiding from the assailants, afraid to speak our mind and the truth for fear of “offending” someone or being attacked for being narrow-minded, religious fanatics. Let me gently suggest that we come from behind […]

The Cultural Captivity of the Bible

April 10, 2016

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While listening to my daily audio Bible reading the other day, my online reader was working his way through Deuteronomy and I perked up. Deuteronomy was fascinating after the dry as dirt readings through Numbers and Leviticus. Those books are bogged down with detailed instructions to how to build the Ark of the Covenant and […]