“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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“Unity in the Spirit”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on February 3, 2017) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and […]

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“The Inauguration”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on January 20, 2017) When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given […]

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“What Are You Focusing On?”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on August 5, 2016) “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, […]

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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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“But I Say to You…”

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matt 5:27-28, NRSV). I have been hearing a horrifying thing a lot lately. Since the rise of Donald Trump’s popularity […]

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