‘Stories Worth Telling’

What Happens When I Die?

I have a wonderful friend who says: “I am not afraid of death; it’s dying that concerns me.” What he means, of course, is that he feels secure in knowing that to live is Christ and to die is gain. To die means to live in the presence of Jesus. What concerns him is what […]

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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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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. — Romans 12:10 (NIV)