‘Questions Christians Ask’



What Can We Do To Help Others?

All this week we have looked at the wonderful impulse of many people to help others. We have seen what Officer Lawrence DePrimo of the New York City Police Department did to help a shoeless, homeless man in New York City. We have also seen the difficulty of helping the homeless man. If you would […]

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Should I Hate My Father And My Mother?

As a child I remember being confused by the words of Jesus in Luke 14:26-27: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and¬†sisters–yes, even his own life–he cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot […]

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How Do I Deal With Unspeakable Grief?

Recently, one of the readers of this blog wrote about a time of terrible grief in her life. Hers is what I call unspeakable grief. Over the years as a pastor I have encountered many such people. In one of my first churches, I knew a family where a woman lost her husband and both […]

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How Do We Respond To Unspeakable Evil?

You don’t have to look far to realize our world is on the brink of disaster–and I’m not talking about economics. No, I mean in the areas of morality, civility, and concern for one another. Think of the headlines this week. In our country another mass shooting occurred. Twelve people were killed in a movie […]

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Practical Helps For Using The Bible

Where can I get help to study the Bible? I love to hear that question. It means that someone is interested in knowing God and knowing about His Word. The fact is there are many aids for studying the Scripture. Some are expensive and hard to find, but most are easily accessible. Yesterday’s post about […]

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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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What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? — Mark 8:36 (NIV)