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Author Bert Montgomery

Bert Montgomery pastors University Baptist Church in Starkville, Mississippi, is the author of five books, including "A Rabbi & a Preacher Go to a Pride Parade," and teaches religion and sociology courses at Mississippi State University.

As Christians, we proclaim Jesus became flesh and blood to be with us. Yet how many refugees, including 5,000 children torn from their parents’ care, at our southern border must wonder if God is really with them? Are we culpable? […] Read More

Fear intimidates us from becoming too involved with the world. Yet as the Bible reminds us, and as the characters learn in Stephen King’s classic horror novel, “It,” perfect love casts out fear. Love is our only hope. […] Read More

At its core, Stephen King’s classic horror story, ‘It,’ is a story of a covenant. Seven young bullied teens fight an unfathomable evil and make a blood covenant to reunite should that evil ever resurface. […] Read More

I believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ for many reasons, including witnessing the colorful beauty and splendor at a Pride parade and listening to stories of coming out, of opening the door and emerging into a new life. […] Read More

“Love the sinner, hate the sin.” Not found in the Bible, the phrase is a popular, instant-judgment quip. When you use it, you’re saying you won’t love someone as God loves them or even as God loves you. […] Read More

I don’t know about you, but just about everything I know about sin, salvation and redemption I learned from Johnny Cash.I don’t know about you, but just about everything I know about sin, salvation and redemption I learned from Johnny Cash. Now that’s not really true ”I mean I did grow up in church and […] Read More

Every year when December hits, we hear a lot about John. That’s John, as in the strange and hairy man screaming as loud as he can that we’ve really messed up the world, and we all better get our act straight before it’s too late. I was 12 years old when John was killed. I […] Read More

“A pornographer, a prostitute and a public official” sounds like a setup line for a joke, but it isn’t. It’s actually the sad content of a story on a newspaper Web site that caught my eye. The New Orleans Times-Picayune report is about the U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who represents Louisiana, the state of my […] Read More

If there was ever a time for the church to start preaching all the messages the Bible gives about money, wealth and poverty, surely that time is now. I offer this piece of overwhelming evidence: Times are so tough these days that even the White House press secretary needs a living wage! Stop laughing. I’m […] Read More