Jack the Baptizer

The other night, I received a phone call from an old friend. I first met him 33-years ago when I graduated from college and began preaching for the church in Nitro, WV. My friend’s name is Jack Higginbotham (no relation). He called that night, bubbling over with excitement because he had baptized three people into …

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Color-Blind

My son-in-law is color-blind. So, for his birthday this past weekend, our daughter gave him a pair of “Enchroma” glasses. For those of you who may not be familiar with these glasses, they are glasses made just for color-blind people. They look like ordinary sunglasses, but actually allow a color-blind person to see colors as …

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Christianity vs Patriotism: And the Winner Is…

Racism. Patriotism. Football. Protests. Christianity.  Maybe by now, you’re all tired of the rhetoric. Some of it has been unkind, some unreasonable, and some just coarse (as heard from our President). But I hope that you will find the brief thoughts below to be none of those things, and actually helpful. Please consider: I am …

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Children Can Be Mean!

When I was a boy, nearly all the guys in my fourth grade class had a pair of Chuck Taylor’s. In fact, even when I reached High School, this was the shoe that was issued to us on the basketball team. (For nostalgic purposes, I’ve purchased a few pairs as an adult and I came …

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Where Were You Trained?

We’ve all seen it happen, haven’t we? ¬†We’ve all witnessed or maybe experienced the pride and joy grandparents have for their grandchildren. If you’re a grandparent, I’m sure you’ve “whipped out” the latest pictures of your grandchildren to show your friends. And if you’re not a grandparent, you’ve probably been an “innocent bystander” who learned …

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