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“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:26-27

Regardless of our political affiliations, many of us have been captivated in recent weeks by the dramatic events taking place in Afghanistan, perhaps especially the American and other efforts to rescue U.S. citizens from the Taliban who were rapidly taking over the country.

Many parents (including my wife and I) are currently in the process of moving their precious partly-grown child-people (and some of their credit cards) to institutions of higher education for the first time so that these students can gain vital professional knowledge and skills, including ho…

With blistering summer weather in full force and shiny new COVID-19 variants emerging like another season of “The Bachelor,” many Americans have taken to the great outdoors–despite recently reported attacks by grizzly bears, alligators, and President Joe Biden’s surviving German shepherd, Ma…

Especially frustrating during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, or “public health emergency” declared in January of 2020 and reportedly repeatedly renewed since, are the seemingly-contradictory scientific conclusions and the resulting constantly-changing guidelines and recommendations from h…

Even with this year’s emotionally jarring MLB season featuring widespread fan misbehavior, COVID-19 postponements and a game suspension caused by a shooting in Washington, D.C., it’s generally accepted (as stated by Jimmy Dugan in the film “A League of Their Own”) that “There’s no crying in …

Last Sunday I enjoyed being in the audience for the Texas Shakespeare Festival’s fine production of Romeo and Juliet: a story I cannot remember for sure when I saw dramatized last, and a story I do not think I have so deeply considered as an ordained clergyman ever.

Austin is a city of paradoxes. It’s the capital of one of the most conservative states in the country — a state where you’ll probably feel out of place in some localities if you don’t conceal a firearm in your undergarments, yet Austin is a city widely known for its ultra-liberal social more…

In recent years, kayaking has become a true craze, ranking right up there with TikTok dances, government stimulus checks and those glorified Lunchables on plywood I can’t pronounce called charcuterie boards. And speaking of unusual pronunciations, before my teenage daughters got involved wit…

Some four years ago the popular musical group the Killers released a plaintive track titled “Have All The Songs Been Written,” which reportedly came from the subject line of an email that front man Brandon Flowers sent to his friend, U2’s Bono, while Flowers was experiencing writer’s block.

You may have heard the proverb, “Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ll feed him for a lifetime of crushing debt after he buys the boat, trailer, tackle, depth finder, trolling motor, etc.” Seriously, though, despite my dad’s best efforts throughout…

When we read the Bible, we can easily wonder how God communicated to His chosen and sent human messengers and how those messengers in turn communicated to God’s people, the answers to both of which questions relate to how God communicates with us now.

It’s time for another installment of “Places you should go before you can’t tell a presidential executive order document from one of your White House German Shepherd’s training pads!” Yes, recently my wife and three teenage daughters took a week-long family trip to Charleston, South Carolina…

In the wake of recent mass shootings, President Joe Biden managed to avoid being blown over by a gentle breeze in the White House Rose Garden to announce several marginal executive actions on gun control that were met with tepid applause from the left and bulging forehead veins on the right.

Based on its latest survey, which essentially suggests that more people in the United States plan to attend Easter services tomorrow than attended them last year, though not as many people as might have attended Easter services in other years, the Pew Research Center last month said that the…

Holidays are a big deal at my house. While raising our three daughters, my wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed Halloween costumes, visits from the Easter Bunny, and Valentine’s Day parties — and we even let the kids join in most of the time. Seriously, though, now that our girls are teenagers…

My home state of Texas has recently become a national punching bag for politicians and pundits after Mother Nature gave the Lone Star State a giant frozen wedgie in the form of a week-long record winter storm that caused widespread suffering from power outages, water shortages and the closur…