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Priorities

Teachers and schools are in charge of our most precious resource yet struggle for adequate financing. What if schools enjoyed pork-barrel largesse and the military depended on corporate charity? Talk about a reversal of fortunes. […] Read More

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series. Read part one here. I’ve been thinking, at 57, about how disappointing the world, other people, the church, society, politicians, even myself, are. And yet, I hope. I still think things can be better. This is mysterious. I went to Mount Think-About-It to consider it and came down […] Read More

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series. I’ve been thinking, at 57, about how disappointing the world, other people, the church, society, politicians, even myself, are. And yet, I hope. I still think things can be better. This is mysterious. I went to Mount Think-About-It to consider it and came down with two tablets carved […] Read More

Here are some of the pitfalls of trying to write timely about religion every week. First, the daily news right now is completely dominated by Republican politics. This will last until midsummer when the Democrats join the fray, and then we will have nonstop partisan politics until November. I suppose it is possible to ignore […] Read More

Hour of Decision

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on November 6, 2011. Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 In 1950, Billy Graham took to the airwaves with a thirty minute program called, ironically, “The Hour of Decision.” Each week, Graham preached a sermon and called for his listeners to make a decision to follow […] Read More