‘Stories Worth Telling’

Favorite Stories for October

People love stories.  As a preacher, I love to hear stories, and I love to tell stories. It’s delightful to watch people light up when they connect with a story. “Stories Worth Telling” remains the most popular category on my blog. I don’t expect it to change anytime soon. One of the reasons that I write the […]

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“A Culture of Violence”

“A culture of violence.” That’s how Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans described the pervasive problem of shootings and violence in New Orleans. The specific incident that he referred to was a series of gun battles over the city Halloween night when two people were killed and fourteen injured by gunfire. Apparently, the second gun fight […]

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It Was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

It must be the best book title of all time. The title is “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst. It’s a children’s book, of course, about a boy named Alexander who has a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.” Alexander woke up with gum in his hair […]

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What Steve Jobs Brought To The Table

I am typing this from my iPad with my iPhone close at hand. Though I don’t use it as much, I even have an iPod Shuffle as well. It’s hard not to see the tremendous contribution that Steve Jobs made to the world. He’s being compared to Thomas Edison and even Leonardo da Vinci. I […]

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Some Things Are Too Good To Be True

Johnny Hart drew the comic strip “BC.”  A believer, Hart often uses a Christian theme, especially at Easter. One of my favorite “BC” comic strips had a caveman fishing who landed a big fish. When the fisherman landed the fish, the fish came off the hook and flounced and flipped on the land for a minute […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)