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A New President for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Yesterday, June 5, 2019, trustees of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary elected Dr. James K. Dew, Jr., as the ninth president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Sometimes we don’t know the good things which are all around us. One of those is New Orleans Seminary, an institution that I’ve had the joy of being […]

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“I Live Like An Atheist”

Earlier this week I was stunned by the words of a deeply committed follower of Christ. “During the week, I live like an atheist.” This man really doesn’t live like an atheist, but his words struck deep into how we tend to live. He was referring to Colossians 3:17 where Paul called us to live […]

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How Is that Working for You?

John Ortberg in his book entitled, “The Life You’ve Always Wanted“ told the story of a Senate hearing in the 1960s. The hearing had to do with changes to come in the country and in the world in the next few years because of technological revolution. According to Ortberg, senators heard how technology would change […]

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Living Blessed

Several years ago John Ortberg wrote a book on spiritual disciplines entitled, “The Life You’ve Always Wanted.” It deals with prayer, Scripture, solitude, and other practices which will bring us the kind of life and relationship with God we’ve always wanted. That seems to be the same kind of message Paul gave to the Church […]

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How to Pray for Vacation Bible School

This week starts Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Covington and at many churches across the country. We need you to pray. Here are some ways which are crucial to our making VBS what pleases God. First, pray for the presence of God over all that we do. Evangelist Charles G. Finney famously said: “If […]

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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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“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)