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It was this week more than seventy-five years ago, that one of the most harrowing personal dramas of the Second World War played itself out on a watery stage in the Central Pacific Ocean. Carrying a … more
Happy New Year! We declare this year will be the year of breakthrough! Making room is necessary for increase and expansion in our lives. The Bible tells us in II Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who … more
You are a cut above. Almighty God has anointed you and created you to excel.  A cut above means you stand out. The Bible tells us of a man named Daniel. Daniel operated with an excellent spirit. … more
I hope it’s not too soon to say it, but you probably spent too much money this holiday season. It’s understandable, and I am not without compassion for you or your bank statement. Your list was … more
We sat across the banquet table from each other. He was a popular priest at the very pinnacle of his career. I was a brand new clergyman. At some point, I think, we shook hands, and he congratulated … more
“I am certain,” the Apostle Paul once wrote, “that God, who began the good work within you, will continue that work until it is finally finished.” That God would finish what God started … more
Dr. Robert Emmons is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, who specializes in the “science of gratitude.” Yes, the science of it, as he and his colleagues have … more
From time to time, folks will ask me, “Do the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit really speak to us?” And when I assure them that the Most Holy Trinity does, indeed, communicate with us, the next … more
“Fact is, I had no reason to do it, and I just thought… (expletive deleted), life is boring so why not?”That’s what the Thousand Oaks shooter posted on Instagram, when he paused in the midst … more
As a child, I remember watching evangelists on TV who purportedly healed people. People would walk up to the stage on crutches, then after a prayer would throw them down and walk or dance down the … more
It was Dr. Bill Leonard who best described my religious upbringing. Speaking for many who came to Christianity in the fire-and-brimstone of Appalachian fundamentalism, he said, “Some of us were … more
One of the more articulate poets of antiquity was the harp-playing shepherd boy turned warrior and king, known as David. He wrote roughly half of the Psalms found in the Old Testament, and these … more
It was one of those really busy weeks where there was hardly enough time to breathe. For myself, I was glad the week was over and I could relax for the evening.“What do you want for supper?” The … more
In 2006 we interviewed Dr. Huston Smith at the Crossings here in Austin. Dr. Smith, 87 at the time of our interview, had been the Chair and Professor of the Philosophy Department at MIT and was … more
“Blessed are you Lord our God, King of the universe, who has commanded us to kindle the Hanukkah lights.” With these words of blessing, Jews across the globe will begin a holiday celebration this … more
“We all know things are bad — worse than bad — they’re crazy,” began the fictional Howard Beale in the film entitled, “Network.” An emotionally disturbed news anchor whose life had … more
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