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Flags for vets

I’m going to use my space this week to brag on a friend of mine. more

Extra, Extra

In the past few weeks, you might have noticed that the paper that has been coming to your house for years is no longer in your driveway. Don’t worry, it’s not personal. With the explosive growth in both Leander and Cedar Park we have started … more

Caroline and the eight-year attitude adjustment

I was seven years old when my mom announced she was pregnant, though it was obvious by that time, from all of my parents’ “subtle” hints. Until then, I had been an only child. A neurotic only child; I didn’t like change.“Touch the bump!” … 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

Say no to school choice vouchers

I am a strong advocate for our public education system. What a great endeavor to educate our entire population! Education is a win/win for everyone. All of society and each of us as individuals benefit from a good education and well-supported, fully funded educational system. 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

Spring forward?

Daylight saving time is something that people love or hate depending on the time of the year. This weekend, we will be setting our clocks an hour ahead. However, this might become a thing of the past in Texas.Three bills filed this legislative … more

Recovering from Harvey

Seeing how citizens have responded to Hurricane Harvey should make all Texans proud. 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

In life and in all things, run to win

In life, it’s nice to win. Frankly, it feels great! Winning builds confidence, inspires hope through the victory and challenges you to reach higher and go further. Today, I want to encourage you to “run to win.” The Bible says it rains on the … 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

A suspicious mind is a terrible thing to waste

I have discovered over the years several types of minds. The “open mind,” which catches everything except the truth. The “analytical mind” which organizes everything to the point of sterility. The “closed mind” which you can bounce ideas … 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

Should President Trump Quit?

Should President Donald Trump quit? A large percentage of Americans voted against him and continue to dislike him. more

Trust your heart: It knows the way

A long time ago, say 1964, across America there were four big magazines, Time, Look, Life and Saturday Evening Post.  There were three television channels, and in Dallas, where I grew up, there were three radio stations. We got what we knew from … more

Sermons are protected free speech under the first amendment

Our editor Nick has once again come up with a politically charged question which he wants us non-political pastors to solve or at least address.  As with the last Roundtable question about … more

Faith Roundtable: Should the churches be taxed just like regular organizations?

Should the churches be taxed just like regular organizations?   Well, in the olden days, it was understood there was an agreed upon barrier between the church and the state.  The … more

Endorsing candidates in our faith communities

Churches are politically active institutions either by intention or by default. When we seek to end hunger, homelessness, poverty, or other injustices, we move in a political world, albeit from our … more

Roundtable: Should strong relationships be formed with those who have different religious views than you?

Once again our clever editor has posed a tricky question for us naïve pastors. “Should strong relationships be formed with those who have different religious views than you?”I started working on how to tip-toe through these “gotcha!” words … more
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