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Why Many Baptists Opposed the Pope’s Address to Congress

Baptists and religious liberty go hand in hand. Baptists were at the forefront of the adoption of the Bill of Rights – – the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. It is no question why freedom of religion is the first amendment to the Constitution. Freedom to worship and to practice faith as one believes […]

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The Pope’s Visit to America

I didn’t catch all the coverage last week about the pope’s visit to America, but I did keep up with the headlines. It was amazing to see the interest of so many people – – even non-religious people – – in the visit of Pope Francis to the United States. Two of the emphases of […]

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Why The New Pope Matters

Early yesterday afternoon I met with a Catholic friend. He greeted me with: “This is probably not the most important part of our meeting, but we have a new pope!” As a non-Catholic, I disagree with the Catholic Church in a number of areas. At the same time, Catholics and non-Catholics agree in many areas. […]

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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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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)