Ten years have come and gone, and they're still on fire.
"When the Lord your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you - a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant - then when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery." - Deuteronomy 6:10-12.
This may be the last time you ever hear me talk about Tim Tebow, but there is a final word for now.
This could be the year! It seems this is the battle cry of every football team and their fans at every level every fall.
Are you planning on living forever? Do you think this world will always be just as it is?
I admit it - I'm a golfer. Some people who have played with me no doubt would dispute that claim. But if the definition of "golfer" is one who plays golf, then I am a golfer.
I recently looked through my junior high yearbook and started reminiscing.
In Luke 24:13-33, we enter into a scene that gives great insight into the process of how God works in our lives.
He hails from a long line of preachers and was charged with carrying on the ministry after his father retired.
Last week we began thinking about what we're seeking in the new year.
Starting Monday evening, I will be teaching a class on how to study the Bible. I've taught this class before, but it never gets old to me. I find it to be one of the most interesting and exhilarating studies I ever do. Why? Because studying the Bible is one of the most life-changing adventures in the world.
One of the most widely used phrases is "God bless America." I do believe God does want to bless America, as well as any people who will put their trust in him.
As you begin the new year, what is it that you are seeking? Some will be seeking a better job, others a new place to live and some may even be seeking for the one they will spend the rest of their life with.
It's a new year, and I'd like to welcome you to 2012! This will be a year full of opportunities, challenges and changes in each of our lives.
The new year is off to an exciting start for members of First Baptist Church of Ludowici.
We are living in a very chaotic world and complex times, but the "good news" is that God is still in charge.
The cold, January day that two Muslim shooters stormed the office of French magazine "Charlie Hebdo", killing 12 people and injuring 11, France united under the tragedy they called their 9/11.
The other day, I was returning home from a trip and turned on the radio. A song that caught my attention went something like this: "Long as I got King Jesus, I don't need nobody else."
As confetti and leaflets were cleared from the steps of the Supreme Court Friday after a 5-4 majority ruled in favor of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, religious groups across the ideological spectrum reacted to the decision.
I heard a story one time about a church that was looking for a new pastor. When asked what they were looking for, the chairman of the search committee said that they only had two main criteria. One, they did not want a pastor who had studied Greek, and two, they did not want a pastor who had ever been to the Holy Land.
As Jesus was concluding what has become known as the Sermon on the Mount, he said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" (Matthew 6:33-34). In this, we are told to put God first in our lives and not to concentrate all our beings on the physical things of this life.
An evangelical Christian organization and the state universities in California have reached a compromise to allow the organization to uphold its faith standards for leadership positions and retain official status on state campuses.
In this season of life, there are many worldly events that have the potential of robbing us of our peace.
I’m not saying the young woman in the fancy sports car was rude when she cut me off in the fast-food restaurant’s drive-through line.
Earlier this week, H.A. Heller and Nathan J Brown wrote a piece for Foreign Affairs that explored whether or not an Islamic authority figure could put an end to Daesh (or, as its commonly known, ISIS).
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that an Arizona town's restriction of signs posted by a church violated its free speech rights.
On Saturday, I was on my way to conduct a wedding on Tybee Island scheduled to happen at 5 p.m. I was just a couple of miles west of the Bull River Bridge when all of a sudden, the traffic stopped.
I returned last week from a mission trip to Haiti. When asked about the trip, my first response often has been, "It was hot." I'm so glad that I came back home to cooler temperatures.
In a highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis this week condemned widespread disengagement with the issue of global warming, using both scientific and theological arguments, and creating an opportunity for leaders from all faiths to address what their religion teaches about caring for creation.
Most everyone wants to have a sure thing that can be counted on without any worries. Things like that come few and far between.