Category Archives: Personal

One Reason Why One Man Stopped Believing in God

“A Thought-Provoking Book” series (post #1) As part of our Christmas shopping at the mall a couple of weeks ago, I went into a Barnes & Noble store to kill some time while Tonya shopped for shoes or something like … Continue reading

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A Special Antenna

As a Christian, I oftentimes get frustrated with people who just can’t seem to grasp spiritual issues. No matter how many Bible passages I cite, how many illustrations I use, or how eloquently I explain a subject, these folks simply … Continue reading

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“How’s Russell Doing These Days?”

I thought I’d use today’s post to provide you — my regular readers — with a snapshot of my life and ministry these days. It’s not that I consider my personal affairs to be so important that you’all are just … Continue reading

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Fall & You

One look out my window today proves that fall has arrived. I’ve got a yard full of dead leaves to prove it as they’ve officially made the “fall” from their trees to the ground. I love this season. It’s my … Continue reading

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What’s Your Love Language?

My mother attends Calvary Baptist Church in Winston Salem, NC. Dr. Gary Chapman has served on staff there since 1971. He currently holds the position of Senior Associate Pastor. But he is known around the world as the author of … Continue reading

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How To Spot a Work of the Devil

Life is filled with all kinds of unpleasant situations. As Job 14:1 says, “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.” But how can you tell the difference between one of life’s inevitable troubles … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Conservative Icon

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #6) Ed Dobson was about as conservative as conservative gets. In 1979, when Rev. Jerry Falwell founded the Moral Majority (a Religious Right conservative movement that helped Ronald Reagan win the presidency in a … Continue reading

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