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A Song of Unity from Long Ago

A man was enjoying the freedom found in the wilderness of the young nation of America. He was living any way he wanted to, not having a moral compass, but doing what he wanted, when he wanted, regardless of any … Continue reading

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And Are We Yet Alive?

At the end of an unusually long-seeming winter (it began snowing on Halloween and didn’t much let up) we are finally getting some springtime.  It’s good springtime too.  Grass has slowly grown greener, leaves are popping out on the trees, … Continue reading

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When the Church is Disappointing: Reflections on the End of a Papacy

So the Pope gave up and left. He was leading a sinking ship.  The Catholic Church has fallen on harder times than usual.  The developed world isn’t very friendly toward the teachings of the church.  The sex-abuse scandals have brought … Continue reading

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Chewing Gum and the Rapture

I don’t know when I first became aware that little blobs of pink on the bottom of the church chairs was actually chewing gum.  But I am sure I saw some the night Pastor Steve came to preach.  The minister … Continue reading

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Rescue the Perishing

It was one of our annual trips to Rogersville.  I must have been four or five.  Pappaw had a Massey-Ferguson tractor, red, which he used for most of the major work around the farm and in his business of plowing … Continue reading

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Compromise Church

Up in a narrow hollow in East Tennessee there is a little white, country church called “Compromise.”  It is on Route 70 between Rogersville and Kyle’s Ford.  It’s been there quite a long time.  It looks pretty serene, with a … Continue reading

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Church Music

In the words of the Book of Hebrews:  “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.”  But church music has changed a lot in my lifetime. I was raised in a small United Methodist Church near Kingsport, Tennessee, in … Continue reading

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