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Onward Christian soldiers: Jim Bakker's War

False Prophets are very good at hiding their falseness. Recently, Jim Baker, the religious swindler and convicted felon, stated that if Trump is impeached “The Christians will finally come out of the shadows.” more

The mythology of the Reformation

This year, 2017, is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, so, for the last few months, I’ve been using these columns to examine some of the consequences of that event. But, … more

My plain old Coca-Cola is disappearing

There are so many news stories, not all bad — but most of them not good — that occupy the dinner table discussions at my home. We’ve shed tears, shared frustrations, debated politics and … more

The Beatitudes as written by Jesus and revised by Satan

On my trip to the Holy Land in January, we spent time at the Church of the Beatitudes on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and walked on the hillside where it’s thought that Jesus taught His Sermon on the Mount. One of the pastors shared that he … more

Two is good, four is better

Leander resident Jeff Jenkins told Leander City Council members, “To take away voting places, you’re taking away someone’s right to vote." … more

Move on, move forward with life

Every chapter of our life has a purpose and a reason. Just as chapters open and close, they are designed for moving on and moving forward. more

Obscure Federal Program Displaces Workers

The federal government has created yet another immigration employment hurdle for U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workers, according to a new report. After obtaining data … more

Property tax fix starts with appraisal review boards

Property taxes in Texas are a lot like dealing with a fresh wound.Every year, we vent our rage because our property tax bills go up. Lately, they go up a lot. We’re wounded yet again.But serious, … more

FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Robison

Trick question.There may be as many as 5,000 religions and at least 5,000 correct names for God extant in the world today.And, to make matters more interesting, there is only one God.The good news is … more

FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Chrisman

I will confess when I read the editor’s Roundtable assignment, I was semi-panicked. On the surface, it seemed a difficult theological conundrum and he really had me sweating. After I analyzed it, … more

FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Mark Brown

In response to May’s roundtable question, to believe God is hiding is subjective. It is important to establish we believe the Word of God to be truth therefore according to the Word, God does not … more

Life is a journey: Break the cycle

Life is a journey. Some seasons bring peace and you feel covered by grace. Other seasons seem to be engulfed with obstacles the size of mountains.

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FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Wilcoxson

The question Scott Coleman has posed for this Roundtable is a very common one, but it will be easier to handle if we break it down into three assertions:The first: God hides. That may be true of the … more

The mythology of the Reformation

This year, 2017, is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, so, for the last few months, I’ve been using these columns to examine some of the consequences of that event.But, this time around, I’m going to have help with my column. … more

So many tax lies, so little time

In most cases, it’s best practice to cut through the media noise and go straight to the source to understand what’s happening in public policy. Donald Trump’s tax plan is not one of those cases.  more

Bathroom bill is bad for Texas, officials, readers say

Why aren’t our top politicians listening to Texas business executives and law enforcement officials about issues concerning our economic future? more

Bathroom bill is bad for Texas, officials, readers say

Last week, the Texas Lege began their $1 million special session, ordered by Gov. Greg Abbott.One of the main reasons why the session was called is because Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick held a must-pass bill involving the reauthorization of the Texas medical … more

LETTER: Mayors prayer breakfast isn't offensive

To the editor: In the March 15 edition of the Hill Country News, a gentleman, Brian Bolton, write in concerning the, "First Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast" to express his concern that elected … more

Defenseless Driving

My eldest and most expensive child recently reached one of those teen milestones that parents often consider with a combination of dread and hopefulness. No, I'm not referring to her first solo trip … more
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