“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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“Be Perfect?”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on February 17, 2017) “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48, KJV). Uh, excuse me? The words of Jesus above say, “be perfect.” He doesn’t mean that, does he? Is this one of […]

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“Learning to Lament”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on October 14, 2016) Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you […]

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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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“And What is Love?”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on July 22, 2016) On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He […]

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“The End of Fear”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on November 27, 2015) “And when I saw [Jesus], I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.” (Revelation 1:17, NKJV). On […]

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