Learning to Live in an Angry and Rebellious World

“When we have no objective values, tolerance for all values is the only value left. That’s why the rights of transgender people to the bathrooms, showers, and sports teams of their choosing are so important . . . . . Once a culture decides that tolerance is its cardinal virtue, it becomes intolerant of anyone it considers intolerant. And never notices the irony”–Jim Denison.

“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed”–Proverbs 11:24-25.

“Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do [God’s] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys”–C. S. Lewis, the Screwtape Letters.

“So correct me, Lord, but please be gentle. Do not correct me in anger, for I would die” (Jeremiah 10:24 NLT).

“Remember that God’s training can be for our correction or our preparation. God may use the trial to make us a more useful instrument, to qualify us for a new area of service. God knows best what each of us need; He uses difficulty to make us both tougher and tenderer”–John Kincaid.

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing”–1 Peter 3:9.

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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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Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. — Philippians 2:14-16 (NIV)