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for: ‘September, 2012’

Choose Which Wisdom You Want

Everyone has the opportunity to experience two kinds of wisdom, a wisdom that is worldly wise and a wisdom which comes from heaven. At first look or thought, you would think we all would follow the latter wisdom, the wisdom that comes from above and is pure, peace-loving, and considerate. We all know this isn’t […]

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Our Mission Opportunities

In my responsibility as President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, I spent Tuesday in Alexandria, Louisiana, for the meeting of the Executive Board of the convention. The Executive Board has the responsibility for making convention decisions between the convention’s annual meetings. The next annual meeting will be November 12-13, 2012, in West Monroe, Louisiana. The […]

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Quotations You Can Use (September 28, 2012)

“To keep a fire burning brightly there’s one easy rule: keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm, and far enough apart–about a finger’s breadth–for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage–same rule”–Marnie Reed Crowell, in The Timothy Report ( “Christians need to learn the art of loving compromise. They need to […]

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Celebrating Yom Kippur

Yesterday marked Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) for Jews. Late September and early October are times of festivals in Israel. I saw a picture from Jerusalem yesterday. Amazingly, there were no cars on the streets. Jerusalem now has more than a million residents (and this in a very small area). When we were in Jerusalem […]

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My Visits To The Holocaust Museum

Over the past five years I have had the sobering privilege of visiting the Holocaust museums in Washington, DC, and in Jerusalem. While the Jerusalem museum is understandably and appropriately larger, both are painful reminders of evil in the world. You cannot visit without noticing the hushed and reverent tones of all the visitors. Each […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. — Psalm 14:1 (NIV)