‘Questions Christians Ask’

Thomas Jefferson and The Separation Of Church And State

You won’t find the phrase “separation of church and state” in the United States Constitution. And it isn’t in the Declaration of Independence. In fact, it’s not in any federal document at all except for its citation in court cases in recent years. The phrase does come from Thomas Jefferson. The context in which he […]

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What Is Meant By The Acceptable Year Of The Lord?

Luke 4 is one of the most important passages of Scripture to describe the ministry of Jesus. This is the passage describing Jesus’ return to His hometown of Nazareth. It occurred on the heels of Jesus’ going to the wilderness to be tempted by Satan (Luke 4:1-13). As was His custom, Jesus joined the people […]

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The History Channel’s Depiction of The Bible

Martha and I had a great time Sunday night watching the History Channel’s mini-series on the Bible. We had a number of questions concerning how anyone would create a series to cover the Bible. Fortunately, the first installment answered most of those questions. Hopefully, my observations below will answer some of your questions as well. […]

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Snow In Jerusalem?

The Weather Channel is predicting snow showers today in Jerusalem. This follows snow on the ground in the Golan Heights (the border between Israel and Syria) Tuesday. Snow in Jerusalem is rare but it occurs about as often as it does in New Orleans. Israel reports major power outages and widespread flooding, with schools closed […]

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What Happened To Joseph?

Joseph played an integral part in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Early on, Jesus was described as Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph (John 1:44-45). In the first two chapters of Matthew’s gospel, Joseph is the main character. At least four times God spoke to him in dreams giving explicit instructions for Joseph to carry out […]

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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 the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)