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See you Later, Jack

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Jack Van Impe; he was a prominent figure on Christian TV for decades with his wife Rexella. Those two could put on quite a dramatic show. Personally, I don’t agree with Van Impe’s premillennial, pretribulation eschatological views; nor was I particularly impressed with his manner of […]

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THE FACE WITH A NAME

Houston is known as the world capital of space exploration, of the international energy industry, and of petroleum exploration. Houston is the only major American city that doesn’t have land-use zoning laws. That means anything can be built anywhere, taxidermy shops next to Italian restaurants next to hospitals next to gun shops or next to […]

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Play Ball

Pressure is being put upon the Astros players to apologize for “cheating.” The owner of the Astros is evidently promoting this apology thing. I can’t imagine that Astros fans care. The White Sox signed an ex 1967 Astro pitcher this winter; he is the first one to apologize. Makes me wonder how much of a […]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FELLOW HOOSIERS

On the 11th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen Indiana became the 16th State of our Union. The Preamble Indiana Constitution of 1816: “We the Representatives of the people of the Territory of Indiana, in Convention met, at Corydon, on Monday the tenth day of June […]

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I WAS WRONG

Sister Pat and I went to see, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” which is an uplifting character sketch of Mr. Fred Rogers. The show is based about a feature article published by Esquire magazine, when Mr. Rogers was still alive and on the air. He died at 74 years old of stomach cancer. The […]

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STOLEN BANNER RECOVERED

Three weeks ago I had my banner stolen at Georgia College. Recently, I received an email from Reid who had recovered my banner and mailed it unto me postage pd., enclosed was a check for $250. Below is a email I received today from Reid in response to my thank you note: “Bro. Jed, I […]

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Echo (Conway) and Narcissus (Trump)

President Trump is constantly accused by his political and media opponents of being a narcissist. George Conway, husband of Trump’s close counsellor, Kellyanne, has added to the echo of Democrats, Never Trumpers and the fake media by accusing Trump of having the personality disorder of narcissism, which has become a psychological construct of the Greek […]

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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

The Psalms of Ascent that Kanye West’s Choir sang Sunday night at the Temple Joel Osteen built in Houston are comparable to Psalms 120-34, which are otherwise known as the Songs of Degrees. There were 15 steps ascending to Solomon’s Temple. The Levite singers paused at each step to sing a Psalm as they were […]

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BILLY SUNDAY WAS AN ECUMENIST

A few years ago I received much negative feedback when I laid claim to the title of “Ecumenist of the Year.” Billy Sunday (1862-1935), who was a significant influence in my evangelism, was also ecumenical in his approach to revivalism. Sunday was America’s most celebrated and influential evangelist of the of early 20th Century. He […]

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THE MOVES OF BILLY SUNDAY, BRO JED AND MICK JAGGER

When I was called to preach, I studied and adopted Billy Sunday’s moves. Sunday, a former professional baseball player, was athletic in his preaching style. His favorite gestures were baseball poses. Some clergymen thought that Sunday was undignified in his preaching style and placed too much emphasis on hell, fire and brimstone. Good moves are […]

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