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Living Our Best in the Worst of Times

We have just celebrated the 243rd anniversary of American Independence. In many ways, it seems the worst of times. When you look at the world and when you look at America, you often feel that things are just not right. You may have seen the reports out of France last week where the highest court […]

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Dealing With Evil

“The world is too dangerous to live in–not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen”–Albert Einstein. “Whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin”–James 4:17. “Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference. . . […]

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Evil and the Birth of Christ

We live in a world of evil. We don’t even have to read news reports to understand that evil is all around and constantly with us. The birth of Jesus shows us the magnitude of that evil. Jesus was born when Herod the Great was king. He was a king like the most awful dictators […]

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Evil in Our World

I am stunned, and I am deeply grieving. It’s hard for me to imagine that anyone wouldn’t be the same today. Of all the places we go, church seems to be the safest and happiest place we can be. I often say that I want every child who attends my church to be able to […]

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“Pure Evil”

Yesterday morning I awoke to the headlines of 18 people killed in Las Vegas and a huge number of others wounded. Before long the number grew to 58 dead and 515 wounded or injured, making it the worst mass shooting in American history. What have we come to, and where will it end? When 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 what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)