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Are You Having an Oscars Moment?

According to all accounts, the Oscars ceremony Sunday night was a fiasco. Based on who you talked to or what you read, it may have been a fiasco across the board. It certainly was in the awarding of the signature Oscar of the night–the Best Picture Award. The award went to La La Land, uh, […]

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Should I Fast?

Many people are fasting in the days leading up to Easter Sunday. Should I be fasting as well? Should Christians be fasting during these days? I may give an answer no one would expect, but I believe this is what is found in holy Scripture. Fasting is good and acceptable to God only when it is […]

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The Most Solemn and Significant Time of the Year

For Christians, today begins the most solemn and significant time of the year – – the weeks leading up to Resurrection Sunday. For many Christians this is a time of fasting and prayer. For all Christians, it is a time of deep reflection as we remember how our Lord voluntarily gave Himself on the cross […]

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I Think I’ll Give This Up for Lent

Where I live, it’s popular to give up certain things–usually foods– for Lent. Lent, of course, is the solemn 40 day period leading up to Easter. Many Christians hold to these 40 days as a time of repentance and fasting. As you might expect, some people are more serious about it than others. Repentance and […]

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My Positive Plan for Lent or Easter or Life

This is an interesting week in south Louisiana, parts of south Alabama and a few other places in the world. Apart from these areas, the strange phenomenon of Mardi Gras is not widely followed. Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday” is celebrated the days and the day before the solemn day of Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday […]

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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)