"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you...because of your partnership in the gospel [of Jesus Christ]," Philippians 1:3,5. As you come together with your family this week, I would like to share a Wall Street Journal article of mine that was published for Thanksgiving several years ago that still remains timely today. … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Message
Changing “Them” to “Us”
This year marks the 150th anniversary of College Football, which means plenty of interesting documentaries on ESPN! One story that caught my attention was the bravery of Nate Northington--the first African American football player in the SEC. In contrast to the image of Alabama Governor George Wallace attempting to prevent the entry of black students at … Continue reading Changing “Them” to “Us”
The Bible and Football
Original Featured on Focus on the Family, September 19, 2019 When I read about the media’s reaction to Drew Brees’ support of Focus on the Family’s “Bring Your Bible to School Day” on October 3, I couldn’t help but remember what a difference the Bible made in my life during my public school years and … Continue reading The Bible and Football
What Can Be Done to Stop the Violence Among Teens?
In light of the recent shootings in the U.S., it has been interesting to read the headlines this past week showing the responses of various companies: * "Walmart removing violent video game displays from stores and reviewing gun sale policies." (USA Today) " 'The Hunt' [movie release date] canceled by Universal following significant backlash." (Fox News) * … Continue reading What Can Be Done to Stop the Violence Among Teens?
A Life-Changing Journey
This summer, I had the opportunity to lead my fourth class of rising ninth graders—the Class of 2018—on an eight-day leadership trip to Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. This racially diverse group of 24 students represented 7 different schools and 14 different churches here in St. Louis. The amazing journey for our students was a culmination … Continue reading A Life-Changing Journey
A Tribute to My Daddy
My Daddy went home to be with the LORD on Sunday, November 26 at age 90. We celebrated his life today at Southwood Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, AL. I have included my Eulogy below. A number of years ago, when we were living in Raleigh, my wife Barbara saw the movie Sweet Home Alabama with … Continue reading A Tribute to My Daddy