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Taylor Sandlin

Taylor Sandlin is pastor of Southland Baptist Church in San Angelo, Texas. Taylor’s articles that have appeared on are available here. 1. Where did you grow up? Texarkana, Texas. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Luke 15:11-32 – the story of the prodigal sons. I love the […] Read More

Two TV channels owned by the same company showed vastly different events happening literally blocks from one another one evening recently. On NBC, viewers could watch the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. Over on MSNBC, and every other cable news channel, viewers could witness protests that erupted a few blocks down the […] Read More

The book of James diagnoses one of our greatest inconsistencies as Christians. James 3:9-10 says, “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.” […] Read More

Johnny Cash once lamented in song, “You’re so heavenly minded you’re no earthly good.” Cash’s criticism may be on the mark for a few of the thousands of faith communities in our country. The vast majority of congregations, however, do a remarkable amount of good for the communities in which they reside precisely because they […] Read More

When I sit down with couples who are either married or thinking about marriage, one of the first things we tend to work on is the ability to listen attentively to each other. Listening attentively is more difficult than it sounds. Usually, when we are speaking with another person, our brain is preoccupied with what […] Read More