Category Archives: General

Halloween: Not Just for Pagans Anymore

This is a bonus blog. It’s a sermon from the year 2000.  It’s always on my website, but because the pamphleteers are out again trying to bind the consciences of Christians, I’m reposting it here.

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A Barmecidian Feast – Visit to an Episcopal Church

The title comes from a tale in The Arabian Nights. A Barmecidian Feast is an expression that refers to anything that promises much and delivers little. It comes from the story of a very rich host who would invite beggars … Continue reading

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Civil Religion Casts a Creed

Surely you’ve seen this sign. It is popular in Austin, no wonder at that. Austinites confess their faith on bumpers, shirts, body parts and now a yard sign.

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The Dangerous Moral Morass You Don’t Have to Step On To

In south Louisiana the rabbit hunting is spectacular. You would have to be a pretty lousy shot not to bag your limit. The problem is you’re hunting at times on top of bogs.

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Visit to a Calvinistic Baptist Church – A High Point

Finally, after visiting a Pentecostal Church, a Bible Church, a Wisconsin Synod Lutheran Church, Redeemer Presbyterian, and St. Albert the Great Catholic church, I heard the Gospel proclaimed clearly, more than once, and not as adjunct to something else. It … Continue reading

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Visit to a Catholic Church

It truly was catholic in the small ‘c’ sense. There were a variety of ethnic groups and ages all equally at home in the sanctuary and with each other. That’s not where the catholicity ended but that was where it … Continue reading

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America, Behold Your gods!

America has three gods. They are the three C’s: Choice, Control, and Compensation. You mess with any of these and you bring a firestorm of popular resentment against you. And herein is the problem. 

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A Barber, a Profligate, and the Devil

What do a barber, a profligate, and the Devil have in common? Tragic death and enormous guilt. 

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Boom! Changes Everything

Fox has a new summer show titled Boom! and does it change everything? No, it shows everything really has changed.

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A Letter NOT from the Trash Can

Not all my letters end up in trash cans. I ran across this one from 1999 which Logia did publish.

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