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Can your vote be bought?

For several years the vote of Georgia legislators have been courted by people in the gaming industry urging them to allow horse racing in our beloved state. At one point there was a push to transform …

A belated Thanksgiving thought

For almost two decades we have been taking the best part of a week’s vacation with our family, including our ten grandchildren. Actually, we didn’t have ten grandchildren when we started what has …

I am a Mark Richt fan

Fellow Georgia Baptist Mark Richt was fired as head coach of the University of Georgia football team on Sunday. I know why he was terminated, or given the opportunity to resign. It was not because …

After a failed attempt to get a medical marijuana bill passed in the Georgia General Assembly in 2014, the legalization of marijuana for limited medical purposes was passed by the legislators earlier …

10 problems with sermon illustrations

By Chuck Lawless Chuck Lawless I once heard a professor say that a sermon illustration is “a window that lets the light in on the truth of the Word.” I like that picture (that is, an illustration …

My wife, Martha Jean, and I had the privilege of going on a mission trip to Paris ten years ago. One day while we were there International Board missionary Keith Grimaud took some of us to a …

Living in a world of selfie-ness

Eric Gargus By Eric Gargus In my four decades on earth cell phones have gone from non-existent to everyday staple. Computers have gone from the size of a warehouse to the size of a checkbook. Film is …

thinkstockphotos.com By Chaplain Kenneth Koon In November of 2012 Fayetteville First Baptist Church (FFBC) served as the host for a suicide intervention workshop. Two months later, in January of …

Woodlawn: A Beacon of Hope

By Richard Land Richard Land Last year one of my seminary students asked me what turned out to be a most instructive question. The student said, “Dr. Land, if you had your life to live over and you …

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