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Pastors, Let Your Deacons Serve

I recently wrote a post titled Pastors, Let Your Deacons Serve at For The Church

A few weeks ago I was having lunch with the chairman of our deacons when he casually made a comment that revisited me throughout the day.

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This Is My Son.

This is our precious son.

We have taught him about MLK, and that Americans have not always been nice to brown skinned people.

But, it breaks my heart to think that one day I will have to fully explain to him the complex brokenness of our world. 128 more words

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Independence Day and Religious Liberty

“The religion of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man.” – James Madison

Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

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Teaching and Disciple-Making

Where is the intersection of Sunday School and disciple-making? I recently sat down with the North Carolina Baptist State Convention and shared my understanding of how these two cross paths.

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The Sin of Retaliation

This was originally published at The Biblical Recorder.

The natural mode of our hearts is expressed well in the Latin phrase lex talionis, which means “the law of retaliation.” When someone crosses us or makes demands on us our initial reaction is to respond in the same way. 319 more words

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Love Your Enemies

This was originally published at The Biblical Recorder.

The election season is a good time to gauge fears of our fellow citizens. Politicians are experts at exposing and exploiting the suspicions of our culture. 333 more words

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The Deadliness of Lust

This was originally published at The Biblical Recorder.

Lust is not a new problem; it’s as ancient as the post-Eden condition. Human lust for covenant-breaking sexuality is rooted in the fallen passions of our heart (Matthew 5:27-28). 327 more words

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