Category Archives: editorial

A Retraction

Sometimes newspapers or televised news programs issue a retraction when they publish facts that are wrong. Sometimes they catch their own mistake and other times people write or call in to complain. I just listened to my Sunday morning sermon … Continue reading

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A Short History Lesson

This afternoon our local association of churches will have their annual meeting. I’m going to share a bit of history here to avoid a rambling speech later. In 1955 Plainville Unity Baptist remodeled the sanctuary. A new Sunday School wing … Continue reading

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Christians and Voting

Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, March 5th.  Let me begin by saying that I do not tell my congregation how to vote or who to vote for and I’m not even going to suggest to my readers how they … Continue reading

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The Luke 15 Parable

Luke 15:11-32 is well known to most people as the Parable of the Prodigal Son. That title is something of a misnomer but “The Parable of the Forgiving Father” is not likely to catch on anytime soon. Like so many … Continue reading

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Empty Boxes

    Valentine’s Day is coming up this weekend. At our house that means markers, scissors, glue, stickers and oddly cut scraps of colored paper and cardstock. It’s the same at Easter, Christmas and birthday parties as well, and not just the … Continue reading

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God’s Great Love

Valentine’s Day is coming up in about a week. Like Halloween, it’s one of those non-holidays that different churches will handle differently. Some will have a Valentine’s banquet or a “True Love Waits” event for their youth, while others will … Continue reading

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All the World’s a Stage

Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, January 30 Experiencing God author Henry Blackaby says that God speaks to us in many different ways, including through His Word the Bible, prayer, circumstances and the church. Some of those seem obvious. The … Continue reading

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It Says So in the Bible

Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, January 23rd  It’s been cold lately, maybe you’ve noticed. The spring-like weather that lasted into December, and the daily highs in the 70’s the week of Christmas, stand in stark contrast to the upper … Continue reading

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David’s Delight

Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, January 9th  Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in … Continue reading

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It Used to be Called Gossip

Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, January 16th No doubt by now you know there was a big lottery drawing this week. On Monday there was a meme circulating on social media about how poverty could be done away with … Continue reading

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