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How Should We Respond to A World of Violence, Immorality, and Selfishness?

“Before you go to sleep tonight, I challenge every single one of you to do something nice for a complete stranger. Our world needs that”–Bo Jackson. “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive our darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive […]

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Things We All Need

“I do not want the walls of separation between different orders of Christians to be destroyed, but only lowered, so that we may shake hands a little easier”–Rowland Hill, British preacher. “It is not enough for Christians to have faith in the Lord; they also must have faith in one another”–Warren Wiersbe. “Before you go […]

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I Feel Intense Grief

It’s Sunday afternoon, and I feel intense grief over the shooting of a number of police officers in Baton Rouge. At this point, three are reported to have been killed. I cannot imagine what officers and their families all over the nation are feeling right now. What can we say about such unspeakable acts? First, […]

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“A Culture of Violence”

“A culture of violence.” That’s how Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans described the pervasive problem of shootings and violence in New Orleans. The specific incident that he referred to was a series of gun battles over the city Halloween night when two people were killed and fourteen injured by gunfire. Apparently, the¬†second gun fight […]

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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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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. — Colossians 3:15 (NIV)