Category Archives: editorial

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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The Lord is Come

Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, December 26th How was your Christmas? I don’t know if you will get the paper on Friday or Saturday but I’m sure by now the stockings are empty and we’re all stuffed. Now we … Continue reading

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The Incarnation

Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, December 19th I love Christmas. That’s exactly what I said before writing a series of articles about angels, wise men and the nativity. As a pastor, Bible teacher and religion columnist I wanted to … Continue reading

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God Is In the Manger

Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, December 12th  Have you ever seen a live nativity? Instead of plastic figures of shepherds and wise men, a live nativity scene has actors in costume and real animals. The shepherds bow and worship, … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Wise Men

Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday December 5th. Last week we took a look at Christmas Card theology and compared popular notions about angels to what is recorded in scripture. We decided the heavenly host looks more like an army … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Angelic Choir

Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, November 28th Think about all the Christmas cards you receive each year. Imagine for a moment that everything we knew about Christmas was based on the images pictured on those cards. I call that … Continue reading

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May I Suggest Advent?

Originally published in The Calhoun Times November 21, 2015 I love Christmas and always have. I want to get that right out in the open before anyone gets the wrong idea. There are some things about the celebration of Christmas … Continue reading

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Give Thanks

Originally Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, November 14th     “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18     Please and thank you are magic … Continue reading

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Apologetics 101

Originally published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, November 7, 2015 The word apologetics may look like the word apology, but apologists are neither sorry nor have they done anything wrong. A Christian apologist is prepared to defend the Gospel and … Continue reading

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Your Input is Appreciated

Originally published in The Calhoun Times October 31, 2015  Unless I’ve lost count, this makes 8 weeks that “He Said/ She Said” has been in The Calhoun Times. I’ve had several friends and family members tell me they have been … Continue reading

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