Category Archives: Society

Polk and McCalla

My wife and I are slowly making our way through biographies of the American presidents in successive order. Currently, we are on the 11th president, which is Tennessee’s own James K. Polk. For this biography, we are reading from The American … Continue reading

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Character and Appearance

We live in a culture where appearance often trumps character. The sexy, wealthy, and stylish are preferred over those with a beautiful character, rich of spirit and modest in adornment. The apostles Peter reminds us that we should strive to … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games

Tis the political season. What better time for a political and societal critique? I just finished my second viewing of The Hunger Games. The first time I saw it in the theater, and this time I watched it at home. … Continue reading

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Thinking about an abortion?

As we traveled home from our vacation today, I saw a billboard near St. Louis that stated something close to “Thinking about an abortion? You have options.” Along with this caption, the billboard provided a number to call. I don’t … Continue reading

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Rush, Convictions and Civility

Rush Limbaugh certainly draws a strong reaction from people. He is greatly adored and severely despised with very little in between. Some consider him a paragon of truth while others disdain his every word. His recent comments directed at Sandra … Continue reading

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Reflections on MLK, Jr. Day

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Today I am off of work for the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, and I’m reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement. It has always been a subject that fascinates me, and I’ve enjoyed seeing its development through the … Continue reading

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Spanking in the News

There are certain news stories that I have never seen in print: “Middle aged man walks to work,” “New York child completes the 2nd Grade,” or “Bluebird Lands on Tree.” After all, those items are not “news worthy.” There is nothing special … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 9/11

It’s been 10 years since the World Trade Centers fell, and this is certainly a time for reflection and remembrance. We live in a sin-filled world, and in the midst of evil, confusion and questions, Christians have a message that … Continue reading

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John Mayer’s Belief

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Belief, by John Mayer, was a song I had heard several times before I really noticed the lyrics. Here they are: Is there anyone who Ever remembers changing their mind from The paint on a sign? Is there anyone who … Continue reading

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Protesting a Funeral

I accidentally stepped into the middle of a news story today. On my lunch break, I had an errand to run, and I drove down Franklin Rd. As I passed the Woodmont church, I saw about 200 people with flags. I figured … Continue reading

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God in Public Schools

On the front page of The Tennessean this morning is the question “How does God fit in at school?” As a preacher of the gospel, I feel like this is a question that I should have settled. I have heard … Continue reading

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We the People

It’s not often that I get to listen to Dave Ramsey on the radio anymore.  He comes on when I’m at work, so by the time I get in my car, he’s off the air.  For those of you who … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Edwards RIP

Elizabeth Edwards passed away today after losing an ongoing battle with cancer.  Her circumstances tore my heart as I learned of her husband’s public infidelity, and the pain that must have caused in her life.  I don’t pretend to know … Continue reading

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