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More Bad Theology

It’s time for another round of Bad Theology.Bad Theology happens when we say ridiculous things about the Most Holy Trinity. And, a lot of times, that ridiculous talk comes from pastors and … more

Going out of our minds

A man is walking through the grocery store with a screaming, flailing toddler in his shopping cart. The child is inconsolable, and the man is quietly repeating phrases like, “Shh…Keep calm, … more

God’s plan for your success

Do not settle for a portion of the vision God has given you. The dreams, sparks of genius, creativity, ingenuity, the vision, plans, the strategies for execution; He wants to see the vision come to … more

ROUNDTABLE: The ground of all being

The answer is maybe. They both exist right now without a lot of conflict. In religious rhetoric the conflict comes from religionists who fear losing their power with the … more

ROUNDTABLE: Science has a place in faith

Yes, and it seems obvious to me that this is so. People of faith rely on science everyday for health care needs to give one example. People of science may eschew faith expressions, but that is also a … more

Do We Still Have Prophets Today?

Faith Column for Hill Country News Thursday, March 8, 2018 more

ROUNDTABLE: Use the scientific approach

 So, our question for the first Roundtable of 2018 is about science and faith: “can they coexist in religious rhetoric?The short answer is “Sure, they can”—and we’ll demonstrate how … more

Here’s what you get to take with you

I stood at the foot of my father’s bed in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on October 9, 1975. more

ROUNDTABLE: Science and religion are not in conflict

First, let’s make one thing clear. The mainstream media loves conflict. Man vs. woman. Man vs. dog. Republicans vs. Democrats. Christians vs. atheists. When I was in journalism school at The … more

ROUNDTABLE: God is the CEO of the Universe

Happy New Year! I believe 2018 is your year for fulfilled dreams. The round table question is: “From your perspective as a faith leader, can science and faith co-exist in religious … more

Blessed are the merciful

Bryan Stevenson is an inspirational figure who founded and leads the “Equal Justice Initiative.” The mission statement of his organization reads: “Ending mass incarceration and excessive … more

The God of more than enough

Your future is greater than your past. You may not think so, you may not feel like it, however, it is! God’s grace is sufficient for what you are going through. What you are facing today — this … more

We can all learn something from Polaris

One of the most important discoveries in our long history concerns the Pole Star.

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Release the measuring tape?

In life, it can become easy to compare where you are to where others might be. We might not notice the comparison at first or you may talk yourself out of it. However, when continued, those patterns … more

Faith Roundtable: Mark Brown

A word as we are in back to school season: we are praying for a safe and successful year for all the new and returning, students, staff and teachers. God has great plans for you. You haven’t come … more

Turn off and tune out

The average American watches 30 hours of television or recorded programing each week. He or she spends 16 hours of the week dedicated exclusively to social media. Add these numbers to the hours spent … more

Roundtable: Chuck Robison

“There’s no future in the past.” — Lyrics and song by Vince Gill.The men who wrote the Bible did so in a world that was clearly flat, composed of atoms that were clearly solid and in which … more

Bad Theology is harmful to us all

Bad Theology is harmful to us allBy AIDAN WILCOXSON, HCN Faith ColumnistI’m going to be using some of my Hill Country News columns to explore a topic that has an impact on all of us: Bad … more

Roundtable: Aidan Wilcoxson

In his question for this roundtable, Editor Scott Coleman asks why “so many Christians” consider some parts of the Old Testament to be “valid” and other parts “invalid.” There are quite a … more

Trip to the Holy Land is life changing

I’ve been privileged to travel to the Holy Land twice in the past seven years. I’ll lead another group next January on a 10-day in-depth visit to important Biblical sites. If you like, … more
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