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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

Banks defend their right to be dishonest

“Greed is good,” proclaimed Gordon Gekko, lead character in a 1987 film lampooning the low ethics of the high finance barons of Wall Street.You might think that, surely, this Hollywood portrayal … more

The Alternate States of America

We, in America, have been living in alternate states of reality for quite some time. They are neither red or blue. They are states of consciousness and perception.New borders and boundaries have been … more

LETTER: The needy are often stubborn and slothful

To the editor:In Chuck Robison’s “Little White Lies We Tell Ourselves,” the quote by Stephen Colbert he used in his article that “...we are to love the poor and serve the needy without … more

“All politics is local.”

That phrase, often associated with former House Speaker Tip O’Neill, is worth remembering. While statewide and congressional races are certainly meaningful, local elections have a more … 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

Facebook knows what about me?

A chat window opened on my computer screen. A Facebook "friend" I didn't know began communicating with me."Happy birthday, Tom!" wrote the woman."Who told you it was my birthday?" I wrote back."You … 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

Should We Lower The Voting Age To 16?

According to NBC News, the majority of the Washington, D.C. council as well as the mayor and the "Washington Post" are pushing a bill that would make the District of Columbia the first place in the … more

Thank you, Mrs. Bush

My brother Matt died of AIDS 26 years ago today, passing away in his bed in my parents' home in Houston.It was a benighted time for people with AIDS. There were no antiretrovirals then. There was … more

A Discombobulated Hike

Last week, while hiking on the hills overlooking beautiful Lake Martin in East Alabama, a snake fell on Lucy’s shoulder. She screamed at the top of her lungs, which startled me. Abigail just looked … more

Balance is key to your relationship with money

Money Isn’t the Problem – It’s the LOVE of Money

One of man’s bad habits is called “prooftexting.” That means we take a fact or statement out of context to prove a point. We Christians – as well as those who hate Christianity – are guilty … more

Stray not from your faith with greed

Faith Roundtable - Is money the root of all evil? CHUCK ROBISON1 Timothy 6:10: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness and … more

Money answers things not feelings

The roundtable question is, “is money the root of all evil?”I Timothy 6:10 tells us, “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from … more

Relationships that matter ... eternally

On February 20 at 4:55 p.m., Jean Springer, my spiritual director for 25 years died.  We had a weekly standing appointment except for occasional vacations and retreat times when we were away. I feel very sad, restless and unsettled.

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The Critters Are Out

The other day, I walked past one of the azalea bushes. I noticed something strange, so I moved in for a closer look. Wrapped around one of the branches was a little snake—a monster of a snake … more

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

Do We Still Have Prophets Today?

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