Monthly Archives: May 2011

Innocence Stolen, Justice Served in Baptist Rape Case

How can a 15 year-old girl recover her innocence, an innocence that was stolen from her when a trusted, 39 year-old member of an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church (IFB) raped her 14 years ago?  The short answer is she can’t.  But, … Continue reading

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Methodists Cover Cross in NJ: Education Trumps Faith

In Neptune Township, NJ, education trumped faith with assists from the A.C.L.U. and some local Methodists.  I’m sure the Wesley Brothers would be so proud that the Great Auditorium, owned and operated by the Methodist-affiliated Camp Meeting Association, can host … Continue reading

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The New NAMB: Bad Precedents & UnAnswered Questions

Coming through this Easter season, I strongly encouraged our congregation to give sacrificially to the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions.  While a few of our church leaders know my reservations about the direction and vision of the new NAMB, I … Continue reading

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Obama’s High Tech Enemies List & Nixon’s Ghost

If I believed in ghosts (which I don’t — demons and spirits are another matter altogether), I could almost see the ghost of Richard Milhaus Nixon walking on the grounds of the White House.  That America’s 37th President is haunting  or otherwise … Continue reading

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Interfaith Alliance, Faith Shared & Sinking Sand

If you are liberal Baptist Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, “a religious freedom organization that seeks to unite diverse faith voices against extremism,” then your answer is a resounding, “YES!”  If you believe that the Bible is the … Continue reading

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French Politicians, Pigs & American Justice

After spending three nights at Riker’s Island Prison in New York for allegedly raping a 32 year-old maid in his $3,000 a night hotel room, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the now former head of the International Monetary Fund, has been freed on $6 million … Continue reading

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Israel: With Friends Like Obama, Who Needs Enemies?

This past Sunday, while preaching on the name of Jesus — perhaps the most well-known resident of Israel (past, present, or future) — I asked those in the congregation to call out the first thing that they associated with the name of  the … Continue reading

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Garofalo & Suspect Behavior Get the Boot!

On Dragnet, Jack Webb would start his witness interviews with the famous catchphrase, “Just the facts, ma’am.”  Here are the facts about two CBS shows — both police procedurals — one renewed for a second season and the other cancelled after only … Continue reading

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Jerry Nash, SBCToday & a Chill Wind a Blowin

Jerry Nash has put a burr under a lot of saddles.  The Director of Missions (an endangered species in the new Southern Baptist Convention) of the Harmony Baptist Association in Trenton, Florida, Dr. Nash wrote an opinion piece entitled, “Hold … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Elite Christian Posse

When Mike Huckabee, the popular ex-Governor of Arkansas and former Presidential candidate, announced that he would not make another White House run, one of his potential competitors, Donald Trump, said: “A lot of people are very happy that he will not be running, … Continue reading

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