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The Impeachment Trial & US

The Impeachment Trial & US

As I watched some excerpts from Trump’s second Impeachment Trial, it seemed to me that the voices expressed in the Senate Chamber merely echo the millions of voices outside that chamber. One side is convinced they are righteous and the other side is evil. While the...

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The Disciples’ Dilemma is Ours Too

The Disciples’ Dilemma is Ours Too

Matthew sat down behind his tax collector’s booth. It was just another day for him. He’d been doing this for enough years now that everyone knew he was a wealthy man. He had no external needs, or even wants. Yet he was empty inside. This emptiness had most recently...

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Mechanics, Brain Surgery & Politicians

Mechanics, Brain Surgery & Politicians

If you use a mechanic for brain surgery, the mechanic will fail, and you may die. If you use a hammer to repair a windshield, the hammer will fail and the windshield will shatter. Likewise, as long as we continue to consult politicians for their answers to problems...

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2021:  Same Old Song? Just Another Verse?

2021:  Same Old Song? Just Another Verse?

2021 is here. Another year in a string of years that, when bookended together, represent your life, and mine. Just two days ago a friend of mine passed away. Unexpectedly. The final bookend to his life was 2020. I was profoundly saddened for him and his family. ...

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Your Vote. Just One More Test

Your Vote. Just One More Test

All of life is a test. From the first moments of creation, God gave Adam an infinite number of wholesome choices, and only one restriction: “you shall not eat...” This was man’s first test. Likewise, today you and I face numerous choices that confirm that God...

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When Bullets Litter our Streets

When Bullets Litter our Streets

This last weekend I was volunteering at a church being used as a #COVID testing site, in a predominantly African American neighborhood in Chattanooga. I’m grateful to my friend Bill Ulmer, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, and the many healthcare...

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Jesus, Peter, Paul, & Masks

Jesus, Peter, Paul, & Masks

Pandemics are nothing new. They’ve been around throughout the history of this globe. How we respond though has differed, as we're seeing in 2020.   From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen fear as an overriding emotion, along with anger,...

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Hagerty v Sethi:  Who to Vote For?

Hagerty v Sethi: Who to Vote For?

Once again election season is upon us.  While America is already deeply divided between blue and red, democrats and republicans, Trump and non-Trumpers, these various factions are finding themselves even further divided as they squabble over who to vote for in...

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Fear God. Act Differently.

Fear God. Act Differently.

Nehemiah was a great man who accomplished amazing things for God and his Jewish people. Billions of men and women since his time are aware of his success of rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem in just 52 days.   But Nehemiah’s success would have never been...

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