A small vision will never influence big people. If you have a small-sized vision, ask God to help you supersize it to His God-sized vision for you. While a God-sized vision might seem impossible, and even improbable, it can become inevitable when we’re willing to see it, seize it, and surren…

I write to you today on behalf of myself and the thousands of Alabamians who were utterly embarrassed and painfully ashamed by your involvement and incitement of today’s deplorable, harmful actions at our U.S. Capitol building. 

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It has been speculated for several years that Alabama could lose a congressional seat after the 2020 Census. It was thought to be a foregone conclusion. However, in recent days, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates indicate that we might dodge that bullet. They say we are on the cusp and if we h…

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Chanting “Hang Mike Pence!” and “Where’s Nancy?,” some armed with guns, others with zip ties, they busted windows, broke down doors and fought back police to gain entry into the U.S. Capitol. Moments earlier, the vice president was escorted out of the Senate chambers by Secret Service and ba…

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One of the greatest football coaches Alabama has produced was Ralph “Shug” Jordan. He was the head football coach at Auburn for twenty-four years and had an enviable win/loss football record of 176-83-6. He was the National Football Coach of the Year in 1957 and several times Coach of the Ye…

You wouldn’t seek medical treatment from a guy who proudly told you he wasn’t a doctor. And there’s no way you’d take medical advice from someone who repeatedly displayed zero grasp of basic human biology.

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As we close the book on 2020, we will close the door on national politics and get back to the basics, good old Alabama politics. That’s my game. It is what I know and like to write and talk about. Some say my prognostications and observations on Alabama politics are sometimes accurate. Howev…

What is the proper dress code for Christmas and the days following Christmas? In Colossians 3:12-14, Paul gives us a new dress code of seven garments to wear everyday. These garments never go out of style!

As is my annual ritual, my year-end column pays tribute to Alabama political legends who have passed away during the year.

Earlier this month, a report produced by Gov. Kay Ivey’s Study Group on Gambling found that legalized gambling in Alabama could bring up to $700 million into state coffers annually and create as many as 19,000 new jobs. The group, led by former Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange took nearly 900 p…

There are just a few shopping days left. Do you still need a few gifts? Here are some Biblical gift suggestions for your special people.

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You don’t need me telling you that it’s not going to be the typical Christmas. Similar to Thanksgiving, it will be dinner for three at our home. I believe homemade lasagna is on the menu. But the tree is up, stockings hung and we survived 8th grade finals. Perhaps the best gift we’ve receive…

Alabama police and prosecutors stick to the talking points when defending civil forfeiture, a law enforcement maneuver that allows the government to seize and keep property without worrying about the owners’ constitutional rights.

I preached at the First United Methodist Church in Ozark, AL, in November 2020. I shared that one of the most unusual things that has happened to me in my ministry occurred in Ozark. Because people sometimes think that preachers make up stories, I actually carried a copy of the incident as r…

If you’re an Alabama worker, particularly one that interacts with the general public on a daily basis, how do you value yourself? Are you expendable? Just a replaceable cog in the wheel that’s keeping the state economy rolling along? Does your health and well-being matter? Is your very exist…

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As we close out this year of COVID and presidential politics many of you are still in discussions about Donald Trump. Some are still enthralled with the most colorful and controversial character in my presidential memory and are saying the election was stolen from him. Others are saying he i…

Okay, obviously that is an exaggeration, but it truly is on my wish list. A new State House is probably about as popular as new prisons, but the fact is both are desperately needed.