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Unaccompanied Alien Children

Unaccompanied Alien Children. That’s the official nomenclature assigned to some 12,000 minors held in custody by the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement (O.R.R.). And make no mistake about … more

Dear young couple that I surprised last week

Greetings in the Name of the Lord.I’m the guy in the black dress that was tapping on the window of your car at 5:45am. And, yeah, I know: when you’re sitting in your car with nothing on but your … more

Good Things Are Coming Your Way

Good things are coming your way. Make room for God’s blessing, health, solutions, successful plans, and increase. The Bible tells us in Psalm 103:5 He (the Lord) fills our years with good things … more

How the Light Gets In

Sheldon “Shel” Silverstein had one of the more extraordinary literary, music, and art careers you will ever read about, though many people will not recognize his name or face. He was the … more

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

Dates and Times

When Jesus spoke to his disciples for the last time, he spoke to them about the Kingdom of God, the reign of God’s love in the world. True to form, they misunderstood him. Their thoughts went … more

Follow the light

Twelve Step programs use a terrific phrase that I have adapted for my own spiritual journey. It is found in Step Three: “I make the decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of the God … more

Our Struggle is With the Spiritual Forces of Evil

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly … more

You Are Welcome

This first week of June the Eastern Orthodox Church will celebrate the annual Feast Day of St. Philip the Deacon, also known as Philip the Evangelist. He was an influential and powerful leader in the … more

Burn your quit towel

God has called you to greatness. The scripture teaches us in Mark 11:23 if we speak to the mountain and do not doubt in our hearts, but believe what we have spoken then the mountain will be removed. … more

Let it Be

When the final studio album by the Beatles was released this month in 1970, the band had already broken up. As fans know well, the years of grueling tours, their widening creative differences, and … more

FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Robison

Trick question.There may be as many as 5,000 religions and at least 5,000 correct names for God extant in the world today.And, to make matters more interesting, there is only one God.The good news is … more

FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Chrisman

I will confess when I read the editor’s Roundtable assignment, I was semi-panicked. On the surface, it seemed a difficult theological conundrum and he really had me sweating. After I analyzed it, … more

FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Mark Brown

In response to May’s roundtable question, to believe God is hiding is subjective. It is important to establish we believe the Word of God to be truth therefore according to the Word, God does not … more

FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Wilcoxson

The question Scott Coleman has posed for this Roundtable is a very common one, but it will be easier to handle if we break it down into three assertions:The first: God hides. That may be true of the … more

Angel in disguise

America is on the ride of our lives, and if you are like me, you spend a lot of time trying to understand what this is all about. After living under the leadership of one of the best educated … more

Dealing with Tuesday, the worst day of the week

The worst day of the week for me is Monday. That means that I’m starting a new week and usually I have to start from scratch. All the things around me that annoy me, make me itchy and I have to … 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

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

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
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