Monthly Archives: September 2017

A Legacy of Sin and Shame

 

Tributes are rolling in for his recent passing.

“He was an American icon.”

He was a “legend,” “innovator,” and “one of a kind.”

“A true pop culture trailblazer.”

“Thank you for making the world a better place.” Continue reading

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Church Shooting in Nashville Reminds Us

“You think you’re going to be safe in church,” said Mike McPherson, as he waited at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Sunday for updates on his friend Joey Spann.

Spann is the minister at Burnette Chapel church of Christ, where a gunman, identified by police as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, entered the building at the conclusion of worship last Sunday and began “indiscriminately shooting at people,” police said, wounding six people. Continue reading

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Great Verses of the Bible: Exodus 20:3

 

I recently read a story about a university professor who distributed copies of the Ten Commandments to their students. They were not copied from the Bible. Nor arranged in a particular order.

The students were given the task to arrange the commandments in their order of importance.

What do you think they did? Continue reading

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What We Stand For: Sending a Clear Message

Even if you’re not a football fan, you’ve probably heard that every team in the NFL protested in some form prior to Sunday’s games during The National Anthem.

Teams reacted in various ways. Some took a knee during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner. Others locked arms in a show of solidarity, including some team owners who joined them. Other teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, and Seattle Seahawks stayed in the locker room while the Anthem was performed. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Priorities

In First Things First, Stephen Covey tells a story that one of his associates heard at a seminar. The presenter pulled out a wide-mouth gallon jar and placed it next to a pile of fist-sized rocks. After filling the jar to the top with rocks, he asked, “Is the jar full?”

The group replied, “Yes.” Continue reading

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Is the Rapture Coming Tomorrow?

The world won’t end (Saturday), “but the world as we know it is ending,” David Meade, told the Washington Post in a recent interview.

Meade is a self-described “specialist in research and investigations.” Apparently, his doomsday claim has some people nervously eyeing tomorrow, September 23, 2017, as the beginning of catastrophic events that will begin to befall Earth. His claims have been reported in Newsweek, Fox News, the Huffington Post and several other media outlets. Continue reading

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How To Have World Peace

Today is The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) which is observed around the world each year on September 21st. It was established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution.

According to the United Nations web site, “Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples… Since its inception, Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary progress toward peace.” Continue reading

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