An Open Letter to The United States of America November 7, 2018 Dear USA, Now that mid-term elections are over, I am asking all citizens of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and political leanings as well as all members of congress, state legislators, justices and judges of all levels, governors, the President, and the media to celebrate … Continue reading An Open Letter to the United States of America
Last night after a our evening assembly Amy and I met with our LIFE Group where we discussed the day's lessons on Grace that sets us free. I love hearing what others have to say about the lessons I present. I often wish I would have had their insight in the development of the lessons. … Continue reading More in God’s Grace
Every now and then you hear comparisons between nations and empires that came before and how our nation(s) compare to them. As Paul McCartney and Wings sang, “What’s wrong with that, I’d like to know, ’cause here I go, again . . .” Since we are holding elections in the United States next week, I … Continue reading All This Sounds Familiar
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, that most of us read in high school, Mercutio, Romeo’s friend, receives a would in a street fight. When asked, Mercutio describes the wound this way, “‘Tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door; but ’tis enough, ’twill serve.” I suppose that Shakespeare had … Continue reading Church Doors
We live in a world that wants to divide us. Society informs us that we have to choose a side. Are you in group A or group B? Do you support who I support or are you my enemy? This seems to be the way many want us to think. Soon, we find ourselves pulled … Continue reading What Role are You Living?
This month at Central, we will be taking time to learn more about Grace. This morning, I thought I would share a poem I wrote a few years ago about God's Grace as an introduction to our theme. If you are in the Tuscaloosa area, come worship with us as we learn more about Grace … Continue reading Grace is . . . Grace
Thirty years ago, I know it was thirty years ago since I was 21 at the time and I am 51 now. Thirty years ago, I was home from college, I am not sure if it was a weekend trip, a holiday, or part of summer break, but I was home. My grandmother was in … Continue reading Something You Need to Know
Some of you may find the following narrative difficult to accept as fact. Others know me well enough to believe this narrative is not only possible, but probable. I can tell you from a first hand account that it is true. Memory may have played with some of the details, but the event is real. … Continue reading Are You Really?
"Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. For the time that is … Continue reading When did He Write this?
Dear Christian Voter, Specifically voters in my home State of Alabama, we need to talk. We have an opportunity in a few weeks to vote for who will become or who will continue to be our Governor. One of the candidates says they will push for a State Lottery. The other is not currently promoting … Continue reading Dear Christian Voter