“Michael Sam and the Homosexual Agenda”

Homosexuality is a sin.  You cannot read the Word of God and come away with any other opinion unless you do extreme violence to the text.  Homosexuality is a sin, but it is not the only sexual sin.  Heterosexual sex before marriage is a sin.  Bestiality is a sin.  Rape, incest, and on and on […]

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The Great Southern Idol, part 2!

As you know…I am an Auburn fan and as you would expect I absolutely loved the way their last two games ended.  College football is an amazing sport and it will bring the best and the worst out of people. I spoke with an Alabama fan that went to the Iron Bowl and he talked […]

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The Great Southern Idol!

My entire ministry has been in churches in Alabama.  I spent my High School years here, attended and graduated from Alabama colleges, and after a time at Southwestern Seminary I returned to this great state.  I remember coming to Alabama and being overcome by two things—first, the accents.  I great up in Ocean Springs, MS […]

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Lance Armstong used PEDs…And in other news the Pope is catholic!

For the last few weeks Lance Armstrong’s name and face is constantly on the TV…for sports fans that is nothing new, but for the first time he admitted what everyone already knew.  Lance Armstrong used Performance Enhancing Drugs…and in other news the Pope is catholic and the grass is green.  That’s about as shocking as […]

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A Few More Thoughts on Coaches!

Does faithfulness and character count for anything today?  As an Auburn fan I’ve been listening to Sport’s Radio hoping to hear who Auburn hires as their next coach.  It’s amazing to hear the talk show hosts and the callers talk about adultery as if it is not a big thing.  One “expert” talked about Coach […]

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Thoughts on Auburn’s Search for a Coach!

In 1980 our family moved to Alabama from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.  I always loved football, but growing up in Ocean Springs I was always more interested in Pro-Football than the NCAA.  I had several friends that pulled for different teams and I decided that I would pull for the Georgia Bulldogs.  There were […]

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A Plea for Sports Fans from a Pastor in a Sports Crazed State!

Watching college football in Alabama is quite an experience.  Fans are divided between two teams—Auburn and Alabama, but they typically don’t limit their excitement to one team.  Most of the fans in Alabama pull for 12 teams—their team and who ever plays the other team. I saw it tonight when Texas A&M beat Alabama.  Twitter […]

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Football is a Great Sport and a Terrible god!

Priorities…you have them, but what or who is on top?  What dominates your time, your money, and your passion?  When football season starts in the state of Alabama many pastors share the same emotions I share—as a football fan I’m excited, but as a pastor I cringe because I know attendance will drop.  For many, […]

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Feb 14, “He is no fool…”

Yesterday I wrote about sports and the danger of idolatry.  Today I want to revisit that and encourage you to think about the significance we place upon sports.  I know men that would find it hard to recite more than five verses in the Bible, but they can tell you every single detail of their […]

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Feb 13, Sports Fan or Idol Worshiper?

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve spent most of my life being a fan of sports…football was always my favorite game to play and it is also my favorite game to watch.  I enjoy watching baseball live, but not on TV.  I enjoying watching basketball in the Finals of both the NCAA and […]

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