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More Martyrs: “The People of the Cross”

Last week evil struck again in the form of (at least) 28 Ethiopian Christians being executed by ISIS. A week ago, ISIS released a propaganda video showing two different executions, one on the beach in eastern Libya where an estimated 15 men in orange boiler suits were beheaded by masked militants in camouflage, and the […]

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Joy and Sorrow Mixed

Saturday I experienced joy and sorrow back to back. As I reviewed  my email correspondence overnight Friday, I read two emails back to back. The first had to do with a news article giving details of the execution of dozens of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Ethiopia is one of the first countries where the Gospel […]

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The Martyrs of Egypt

I awoke last Monday morning to a horrific sight. You’ve probably seen it as well. Twenty-one barbarians from the group ISIS standing behind twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christians dressed in orange suits (to resemble the prison garb of terrorists at the prison in Guantanamo, Cuba?). I’m thankful I only saw the picture. The video showed the […]

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Not a Happy Mardi Gras

In my part of the world, it’s Mardi Gras. For whatever Mardi Gras turns out to be, it’s at least supposed to be happy. Some of my friends call it the feast before the fast. But based on what is going on in the world, particularly over the weekend, this is not a happy time […]

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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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Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. — John 10:7, 9-10 (NIV)