An Open Letter to Men

Sexual harassment.  Flirtation.  Inappropriate touching.  Obscene comments.  Questionable remarks.  Improper advances.  Suggestive compliments.  The news has been full—repeatedly—of stories in which men in positions of power and leadership have treated women inappropriately.  Some of the stories detail conduct that can—and should—lead to criminal charges.  Some of the stories detail conduct...

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Happy Thanksgiving From President Lincoln

We trace the history of Thanksgiving in the United States of America to 1621, when the Pilgrims celebrated their first harvest in the New world.  It was a three-day feast attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims.  It was celebrated by our nation on-and-off from 1789, when President Washington...

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An Open Letter to President Trump

Dear Mr. President; One of the things I teach as a pastor, a father, a grandfather, and a volunteer basketball coach is that we need to respect our national leaders.  I believe that this is Biblical, moral, and a necessary ingredient of a healthy democracy.  As a result, I teach...

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Abusive Relationships

The words of a prominent Southern Baptist leader (made several years ago but brought to public attention in the last few weeks) has caused a firestorm of anger, accusations, debate, and defense.  The leader essentially said that in the case of physical abuse, a woman should rely upon prayer and...

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Rape and College Campuses

The media this week has deservedly put great attention on a story coming out of Stanford University.  A male college athlete raped an unconscious drunk female after a party.  The convicted rapist made the news for never admitting to the crime despite overwhelming evidence.  The victim made the news because of an incredible and moving 42 minute...

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Multiple Wives

In my current sermon series, I’m answering questions submitted by FSBCA members. I won’t have time to answer all of them in a sermon, so I will be answering some of them in my blog. Here’s a good question that came in: If God’s plan was and is for one...

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Tribute To My Father-In-Law

You probably don’t see many of these kind of tributes. In this day and era, it is more common to trash in-laws and put down the extended family than to thank God for them. But, today, I want to thank God for my father-in-law, Charles Haymore.  He won’t be able to...

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It’s Not an NFL Problem

This was written prior to this week’s issues regarding Adrian Peterson or the latest allegation announced on September 17 about Cardinal player Jonathon Dwyer.  It is officially an epidemic, but not just in the NFL. People are furious at Roger Goodell and the NFL for the mishandling of the Ray...

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How To Avoid Poverty

FSBCA is in a neighborhood of increasing poverty.  Sometimes, people are poor due to circumstances totally beyond their control.  Sickness or injury hits and destroys earning potential.  Medical bills destroy savings and lead to debt.  Layoffs hit and new jobs are hard to come by. But many times (maybe even...

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