Category Archives: Children

Why do we do that? (Baptism)

(Originally preached on 5/20/2012 at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church; Laurel, Mississippi.) Today is Ascension Sunday. The Ascension is a monumental event in redemptive history. Our Scripture readings, hymns, and prayers so far have explored that theme. Christ reigns forever as King … Continue reading

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Fun Size Snickers Sacrificed to Idols?

A discussion over on someone’s Facebook page the other day reminded me that there are still a lot of people who take Jack Chick tracts very seriously, as well as Mike-Warnke-type people on the evangelism circuit who make sensationalistic claims … Continue reading

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Problem with Santa?

Jon Acuff over at Stuff Christians Like has a great post today about “The Santa Problem.” (Aside, let me just say that I am glad I have stuck by my intentional avoidance of “Christian” radio and “Christian” music in general … Continue reading

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Don't Laugh at Me

The word “retarded” means “slow.” You buy flame-retardant sleepwear for your children, which means the fabric is very slow to catch fire, unlike cotton or linen.  In printed music, if you see “ritardando” or its abbreviation “ritard.” it means you … Continue reading

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Will work for miles and/or points!

As some of you know, we are planning a big trip in December of this year.  Usually, the only big trips we all take are to my parents’ house, which is a 7-8 hour drive (that includes our frequent stops) … Continue reading

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The End of Advent

Everyone needs to go read this right now.  If you don’t have time right now, come back when you have time.  Read it.  Digest it.  It’s really, really good, and really, really needed. It’s what I’ve been trying to say … Continue reading

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Inexcusable – UPDATED

Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, left, right, center, or none of the above, if this doesn’t upset you, there is something wrong with you.  Whatever happened to teaching children about freedom of speech?  Heck, whatever happened to teaching … Continue reading

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