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The Bigger Story

The prime minister of Israel is in Washington this week and the stakes have never been higher.  Most Americans won’t know that Jews were removed from settlements in the West Bank last week, and the Knesset (Israel’s Senate) approved further settlements of the very same area. In response, the UK […]

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Separating Politics and Faith

A dear friend from college reached out to me this week. She described herself as an agnostic of the Jesuit tradition. She told me she admired my soul and that she knew me to be a thoughtful and soulful Christ follower. She then in a very gentle and humble way […]

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How To Change Your Leader’s Mind

Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel and paid him honor and ordered that an offering and incense be presented to him. 47The king said to Daniel, “Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery.”  — Daniel 2:46-47 […]

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The President

We have a new President. This has happened numerous times over two centuries and yet it would be diminishing not to admit this presidency has our attention. I remember the fog of 9/11 and how the Bush presidency was forever changed. The same could be said of most of our […]

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MLK

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr Day. Some marched while others simply enjoyed a holiday. The fine folks in Biloxi declared it “Great Americans Day” in a slight to the Civil Rights leader who laid down his life. The great tragedy is that we are still divided in this Country. […]

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Tim Duncan Must Be Forgotten

My window is a little different because I have a brother who is a sportscaster and another who is a coach, and Blackjack Speed Shop is across the street from the church I pastor. For much of my life, I’ve had a front row view to the incredible time and […]

Neighboring Without Limits

The voices bellowing through the door were filled with unmistakable laughter. Sheila from my old neighborhood is full of life and her laugh is infectious and uniquely hers. I came out of my room to hug her and her three beautiful daughters, mostly grown now.  We all paused to catch […]

Sermon: Counterfeit Gospel

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sunday, August 7, 2016 “Galatians: Counterfeit Gospel” https://youtu.be/UJGV_q7gyUQ Main Points I.  No Other Gospel II.  Cheap Grace Scripture References Galatians 1:1-9, 11-24 Acts 2:38 Additional Resources Inside Out I encourage each of you to go deeper into your understanding and study of Galatians by checking out […]

Black Lives Matter

  Black Lives Matter! Growing up in Texas, as a white person, my mind runs through the blind bias of “don’t all lives matter”? If I had said unborn lives matter! I would get an amen. If I say foster kids matter, again a hearty amen…people readily recognize I am […]

Hope

I had goose bumps, tears, and hope as I watched this video of James Merritt make a historic amendment from the floor of the Southern Baptist Convention. In 1987 my father, trying to unify the Convention, tore it asunder by nominating Richard Jackson (a known conservative but moderate affiliate) as […]