‘Stories Worth Telling’



The Ridiculous News Of The Week

Is there a category for ridiculous news and ideas? Maybe that’s a niche for a new website. You would never run out of material. In America, we all know most of these ideas come out of Washington, DC, but this news comes out of Egypt. With Egypt at a time of real political and social […]

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My Lover and My Best Friend

There are simply some things in life you are absolutely sure of. The two that stand out for me are my call to preach the Gospel and marrying Martha Sue Layton. By the way, I, and everyone else in Brantley, called her Martha Sue. On our wedding day (today is our anniversary) I inexplicably started calling […]

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Tim Tebow And His Mom

On this past Sunday, Father’s Day, Tim Tebow preached at Qualcom Stadium in San Diego before 26,000 people. On Monday, his mother Pam spoke at a pre-convention conference of the Southern Baptist Convention. Tim spoke at Qualcom Stadium at the invitation of pastor David Jeremiah. He challenged dads to make the sacrifices necessary to get […]

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Life Is Short . . .

“Life is short. Have an affair.” That’s the masthead on a company which put up a billboard this week on a busy thoroughfare in Mexico City, Mexico, encouraging adultery. The company that put the billboard up is an internet company that specializes in helping married people have affairs. Other billboards are planned for Guadalajara and Monterrey. […]

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The Greatest Teammate Ever

My guess is you’ve never heard of Jack Twyman. I know I haven’t. Now, I’ll never forget him. Sporting News called him the greatest teammate in the history of the NBA. Jack Twyman played for the Cincinnati Royals beginning in 1958. He was a great basketball player. He played sixteen seasons and was inducted into […]

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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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[Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time] Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!” — Matthew 20: 17-19 (NIV)