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Free to Differ

President Trump has promised to “destroy” the so-called Johnson Amendment, which has become shorthand for a provision in the tax code that applies to all 501(c)(3) organizations. Groups that enjoy that most-favored tax status must refrain from endorsing, opposing or … Continue reading

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Hope

I try not to use this platform to post sermons.  Today, however, I thought I’d make an exception.  Below is the sermon manuscript for Sunday, June 19, 2016.  It’s not the sermon.  A sermon is an oral event which takes … Continue reading

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Straight Shooting on Gun Control

Next week the Tallahassee Democrat and the Village Square will host a discussion on school safety and gun control.  I have been asked to be on the panel.  Why, I am not sure.  It’s certainly not because I am a … Continue reading

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God’s Will — Except When It’s Not

Theologians have a hard enough time trying to discern the will of God.  When a candidate for the U. S. Senate takes up that difficult subject in the context of a three-way debate, the waters get very muddy indeed. Last … Continue reading

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Not Helpful

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.  So do candidates for high office.  During his recent visit to Israel, presidential candidate Mitt Romney ventured into dangerous territory.  In a speech to a Jewish audience he suggested that “cultural differences” … Continue reading

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