August 18, 2016

Is America Ashamed of Christians?

As I have watched the Olympic games, I have been moved by the sense of national pride that everyone feels for our athletes.  As a Christian, I fear that America is not proud of Christians anymore.  According to the most recent Gallop pole, 75% of all American identify themselves as Christians, down from 80% eight years ago. Another Gallop pole …

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August 10, 2016

A piece of my mind and heart for teachers

Mrs. Chasteen was my 11th grade trigonometry teacher.  I was a perpetual underachiever in junior and senior high school.  I squeaked by and passed ninth grade.  Tenth grade was better for me.  Then I arrived in Mrs. Chasteen’s class.  I made very good grades in her class.  She pulled me aside one day and had a little talk with me.  …

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July 26, 2016

My time Management Secrets

How can we organize and maximize the time given us as leaders, pastors, and believers? Every day is a gift of 86,400 seconds.  At midnight, whatever you failed to use is lost.  A balance is not carried over to the next day and you’re not allowed overdrafts.  Each day the bank named Time opens a new account with you.  All …

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July 21, 2016

Alcohol, Pastors, and Christians

Perry Noble, founding pastor at NewSpring Church in South Carolina, was dismissed eleven days ago because of alcohol abuse.  Perry was one of many pastors who defended social drinking among Christians.  While not a major emphasis of his ministry, it was there.  NewSpring elders reported the sin publicly, as 1 Timothy 5:20 says, so that the rest may fear.  Reports …

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July 8, 2016

(Video) Pastor Cloer and Deputy Minnis

With the recent shootings by police officers, on Thursday before the tragedies in Dallas, I interviewed deputy and pastor Lou Minnis. His words brought understanding and balance during a turbulent time. Watch this interview for incredible wisdom from a mature leader…

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June 23, 2016

My thoughts on the 2016 SBC

I had the privilege of attending the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis MO.  I must confess that the events in Orlando affected my experience and my ability to participate.  We returned early for a prayer meeting on Wednesday.  Nonetheless, I do have some thoughts on what happened and what I experienced. The Attendance First, I was encouraged to …

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June 16, 2016

The City Beautiful as the City Broken

The city beautiful has become the city broken. Never has any city in America seen what we have seen in the last 5 days.  Singer Christina Grimmie was killed after a concert at the Plaza Live Friday night. The gunman killed himself after shooting her.  A terrorist filled with hate walked into the LGBT Pulse nightclub at 2 am and …

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June 14, 2016

Father’s Day

I have been so blessed to have a great dad who has made my life so rich.  Nat Cloer grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and Georgia.  He worked with his hands as a lumberman and electrician.  He is amazingly mechanical from that background.  He can fix anything.  He has been my mom’s husband for fifty four years.  …

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June 1, 2016

Gay rights are not civil rights.

Three reasons gay rights are not civil rights.   1) Homosexual activists are actually asking for special rights based upon sexual behavior or a subjective self-identification. I am opposed to granting special rights to those who identify themselves as gay and those who participate in aberrant forms of sexual behavior because it would give preferential treatment and special rights to …

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