Tag: faith

  • Jack Hyles’s Legacy: Donald Trump

    Jack Hyles’s Legacy: Donald Trump

      As I've been working on this next book - a true crime murder story - I have found myself doing some research on a church in Indiana. Perhaps you are familiar with First Baptist of Hammond, Indiana? Oddly enough, I spent time in Hammond[..]
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  • Victory Drive-In and other Sidelong Summer Jobs

    Victory Drive-In and other Sidelong Summer Jobs

    Fewer kids are seeking summer employment, so say the reports. According to The Atlantic there's a good reason why fewer kids are seeking summer employment: Education is to blame, rather than indolence. Teens are remaining in high school longer, going to college more often, and taking more[..]
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  • Not All Sin is Equal

    Not All Sin is Equal

    I spoke with a woman recently who said she was struggling to find a faith. Nodding toward her husband, who was tending to their toddler, she said, "He's a Christian, but I'm having a difficult time with it." Her ability to carve out a faith,[..]
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  • What’s Left of Right?

    What’s Left of Right?

    Karen's Note: The following is a post from a veteran-turned-pastor friend. Many of you regular readers are already familiar with Roger.  Please feel free to share your thoughts with him. I know he'd like to engage with you on these matters. Roger lives and serves in[..]
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  • My Prayers for 2017

    My Prayers for 2017

      I have this painting that a friend made me. It is a colorful painting with a big yellow sun in it and the phrase "FIND YOUR HAPPY" in big bold letters. FIND YOUR HAPPY. Many a theologian has warned us that if we go[..]
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  • The Uncomfortable Truth

    The Uncomfortable Truth

      Some of my best friends are white evangelicals who voted for Trump. As you might imagine that has created a fissure Grand Canyon-wide between us and threatens to destroy the very relationships that have weathered storms for 30 years or more. I am saddened by[..]
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  • That Moment of True Christmas

    That Moment of True Christmas

    [caption id="attachment_2721" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Books are always a go-to gift in this house .This year's theme was on famous artists.[/caption] Christmas is a bit discombobulated this year, with two of our four kids celebrating the season in Georgia. I always figured on me being the[..]
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  • Raining Silver Dollars

    Raining Silver Dollars

    Some years ago now, Tim and I joined friends for dinner at their home. The couple with whom we were dining had three young daughters. Sometime during the evening, the youngest of the girls became quite distraught over some wrong her sister had inflicted upon[..]
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  • A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

    A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

    Dear God: I am thankful for Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Rep. John Lewis, who made me cry when he told the story of growing up in a segregated South. I remember. Thank you for these men and women,like Senators Warren, Boxer, Duckworth,[..]
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