Beginning with Basics

Beginning this Sunday, I’ll be delving into a new sermon series called “Beginning with the Basics.”  I hope to orient this sermon series around giving a good primer to all of us on our basic tenants and symbols of faith.  I have developed this...

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The Legacy of Madiba

As the world prepares to honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the news has been flush with accounts of his impact on South Africa and the world.  He was like Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington, and the Apostle Paul all rolled into...

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The Gospel of Apoptosis

It’s the time of year when all my Arkansas friends begin posting pictures of the beautiful foliage.  This one is from my former secretary in my first appointment in Waldron, Arkansas. It certainly is gorgeous, and you have to give it to Arkansas...

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They’ll Remember November

Pastor’s Perspective: “They’ll Remember November.” “The Righteous will live by faith.”  Romans 1:17             The celebrated football coach and athletic director of the illustrious Arkansas Razorbacks, Frank Broyles, always liked to say to his...

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A Mentor

               As a “Preacher’s Kid” who is himself a preacher, it might seem like a given that I would name my father as my mentor, but I view my own ability to do so as a real gift and perhaps even unusual occurrence.  I know several colleagues...

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