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What's the problem here?

Subscriber onlyWhy is there an uproar in America about having the Ten Commandments posted in public view? You might have been told the issue is separation of church and state, but that isn't true. Some of my friends who call themselves atheists, and with whom I get along fine, don't have a problem with the Ten Commandments. Continue reading...

Political correctness

Subscriber onlyIn Fort Smith two weeks ago, I listened to an African American preacher call on conference attendees to pray for President Trump. Why? The Scripture says that praying for national leaders is the first duty of the assembled church. It is not politically correct for a black leader to pray for a Republican president, especially Trump. But it is the "kingdom-correct" thing to do. The reason is that our divided political house reflects our divided spiritual house. If the church gets its act together, our nation will be blessed. Continue reading...

Loosen your grip

Subscriber onlyHas anyone ever told you to "loosen your grip"? In sports, that's not good. When playing tennis, baseball, badminton, football, racquetball or other activities where control is mandatory, a tight grip on the ball, bat, racquet, etc., is the key in controlling the action. Loosening the grip, even a little, could send the bat or racquet flying; or send the ball careening in an awkward direction. You normally want to do what Pastor Charles Swindoll exhorts, and that is to strengthen your grip. Continue reading...