‘Stories Worth Telling’



My God-Shaped Vacuum

Blaise Pascal was a seventeenth century French mathematician, philosopher, inventor, writer, and theologian. A child prodigy, he helped transform modern society. He is someone every Christian should know. Blaise Pascal was born in 1623 and died in 1662. He did not live to be age 40 but made a profound difference in many ways. He […]

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Reaching the Cities

This week I had an interesting teleconference interview about reaching the hard to reach cities of America. This coincides with the North America Mission Board emphasis of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to our nation and the North American continent and with the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering to reach America. The North American Mission […]

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How Not to Be a “Snowflake”

Early this morning I watched a business show that interviewed a CEO about hiring “snowflakes.” You probably know something about the so-called “snowflakes.” The term “snowflake” was popularized during the time of campus protesting about the election of President Donald Trump. Snowflakes are part of the millennial generation and are also known for being hyper sensitive. […]

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What Are You Putting in Your Mind?

Last week Martha and I saw a brief video clip of a young dad and his daughter. The mom was obviously taking the video as the father prepared his daughter for school. The daughter seemed to.be in the first grade or so. It was fascinating to watch the dad perform magic–not magic in the normal […]

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The Ring of Truth

Many years ago I read  a book by the famous Bible translator J.B. Phillips. The book was about the New Testament and how he saw it as being true. He said as you read the New Testament you recognize that it contains “the ring of truth.” This is an amazing book. The people of my church have […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)