“A Few Thoughts on the Rainbow”

You’d have to living totally off the grid not to have noticed all of the rainbows lately…even the White House was recently lit up in rainbow colors. I’ll refrain from commenting on that, but I do want to share something about the rainbow from the end of a Tim Keller sermon I heard a couple […]

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Statement on the recent Supreme Court decision.

Yesterday I made the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all fifty states.  I must give credit to Dr. Albert Mohler for the idea behind the everything has changed and nothing has changed.  You can read his statement here.  The rest is from the heart. Dear Church, I know […]

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A few more thoughts on the removal of the Confederate Flag.

Since my post on the removal of the Confederate Flag I’ve heard from several people. For the most part the comments have been positive, but the overwhelming point against the removal of the flag has been along the lines of, “Removing the flag won’t remove the racism or the hate.” That is true. If we […]

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Thoughts on the Confederate Flag’s Removal

I’m a son of the South. To be quite honest I’ve always looked at the Confederate Flag as a matter of Heritage and not hate. While I readily admit the Civil War involved disagreement over slavery—it was more about the rights of the individual states. I have family members who fought for the South and […]

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Chinese Big Adventure #3!

Thank you for your prayers. We finally arrived home from a 12-day trip that turned into a 13-day trip from China. It was a great trip and I learned several lessons. First, travel overseas never goes as planned. We flew from Birmingham to Atlanta to Los Angeles to Guangzhou to Wenzhou China and we returned […]

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Suffering for the Gospel

I’ve been reading an incredible book by G.K. Beale and Mitchell Kim, God Dwells Among Us. In the book they quote J Hudson Taylor, “It does not matter how great the pressure is. What really matters is where the pressure lies—whether it comes between you and God, or whether it presses you nearer His heart.” […]

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An Unknown God

Our Journey through Acts takes us to Paul’s experience in Athens this week and as I have studied Paul’s address in the Areopagus I came across an account by Daniel Denk of what Paul might say to the modern universities of today in Derek Thomas’ commentary on Acts. “Men and women of the university, I […]

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A 2 Corinthians 5:17 Prayer

For the last two days we’ve looked at the wonderful truth of 2 Corinthians 5:17.  Last week I spoke to you about learning to pray the Scriptures.  When you come to a verse like this, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold the new has […]

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God’s Action in the Field of Human Catastrophe!

Yesterday I discussed the massive truth presented in 2 Corinthians 5:17.  On Saturday morning I sat down and read the beginning of The Pursuit of Man by AW Tozer.  In the first chapter he floored me, as he often does, with an insight that I should have seen, but never saw.  It is a reminder […]

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2 Corinthians 5:17

I am sure that you would join me in saying 2 Corinthians 5:17 is one of your favorite verses in the Bible. Paul said, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” That is an incredible statement. Let’s look at it word […]

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