“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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“Coming to Believe”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on September 16, 2016) “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity” (Step Two, Alcoholics Anoymous, p. 59). In the midst of a heroin epidemic in our community, now is the appropriate time for us to […]

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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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“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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“Reading the Bible”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on May 27, 2016) “Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ Philip asked. “‘How can I,’ he said, ‘unless someone explains it to me?’ So he invited […]

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