‘Stories Worth Telling’



Gracious Under Fire

It’s not easy being gracious under fire, when you’re caught off guard, or when something happens that you never expected. That happened Sunday night at the Oscars. You probably know the story by now. Somehow the envelopes for the best picture award – – the finale at the end of the night – – were […]

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Are You Having an Oscars Moment?

According to all accounts, the Oscars ceremony Sunday night was a fiasco. Based on who you talked to or what you read, it may have been a fiasco across the board. It certainly was in the awarding of the signature Oscar of the night–the Best Picture Award. The award went to La La Land, uh, […]

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“You Have Everything You Need”

I bought my first personal computer in the early 80s. During that time I was professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. That early personal computer was a perfect fit for my work at the seminary. I was writing books, articles, and preparing notes for lectures. And while I wasn’t […]

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What Can You Buy with a Five-Dollar Bill?

You may smile at the title of this post. After all, there is really not much you can do with five dollars. At least, that’s the way it seems. Almost 2 weeks ago on Wednesday night (when we have church-wide services and activities), I left the church building with one of our pastors later in […]

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All Glory to God

I like music, but I don’t listen to music very much. When I’m in my automobile, I’m usually listening to some kind of teaching tape or the news of the day. I’m certainly not a strong classical music fan, but one of my favorite musicians is Johann Sebastian Bach. Let me tell you why I […]

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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)