‘Stories Worth Telling’



The Most Helpful Book I’ve Read

I have now lived enough years to have read a fair amount of books, and my work as a preacher and pastor also demands that I read. For that reason, I am often asked, “Which books have helped you the most?” I usually don’t have a ready answer for what turns out to be a […]

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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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How Satan Uses Our Missed Shots Against Us

I hope you saw yesterday’s “A Lesson in Leadership.” It was an amazing story of encouragement in the midst of stress and hurt. The story had to do with a missed shot in a basketball game. Instead of chewing out the young player, the veteran, Draymond Green, encouraged the young player to put the missed […]

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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)