“Thank You”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on March 3, 2017) “I thank my God every time I remember you” (Philippians 1:3, NIV). This will be my last article for the Sentinel-New faith column. My family and I have recently accepted a call for me to become the next […]

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“How It Works, Part II”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on September 2, 2016) “We admitted we were powerless over our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable.” Two weeks ago (August 19), I addressed the epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction in our communities by sharing the good news that […]

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“How It Works”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on August 19, 2016) “We admitted we were powerless over our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable.” Last Saturday, August 13, the community of Shelby County gathered under the leadership of the Serenity Center and a collection of faith leaders […]

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“Take Up Your Cross”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on April 15, 2016) “Then he said to them all, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and […]

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“Water into Wine Ministry”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on January 22, 2016) “[the chief steward] said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now” (John 2:10, NIV). “Don’t ask […]

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Breaking the Silence

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on October 2, 2015) “But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found” (Luke 15:32, NRSV) My name is Joe and I am an alcoholic. […]

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Why Church?

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on August 21, 2015) Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the […]

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