“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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