‘Questions Christians Ask’



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 andĀ 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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Why Traditional Marriage Matters

President Obama’s declaration in favor of same sex marriage last week has huge implications. Some of these implications have to do with politics and the future of the country legally and politically. The greatest implications have to do with the moral future of our society. Anything a president of the United States says or believes […]

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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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[Two Kinds of Wisdom] Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. — James 3:13 (NIV)