Articles

    PULLING THE TRIGGER
    06.28.22 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

    The other night I was watching the program, “Life Below Zero: The First Alaskans,” a spin-off from the original, “Life Below Zero” reality show. While the original show had a native Alaskan family, with the exception of...

      THE FATHER I KNEW
      06.22.22 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

      Had my father lived, he would have been 95 yesterday. However, in September 1996, after a valiant struggle against lung cancer that spread to the brain, he died at the age of 69. My mother and brother wanted me to do his funeral. I had never...

        HISTORIC AND CIVIC ILLITERACY
        06.08.22 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

        The other evening, I was watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs and was preparing for a good hockey game. Prior to the game, a World War II soldier who had been in the wave that invaded Normandy, a 96 year old man, was presented as an example of the...

          UVALDE, TEXAS
          05.31.22 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

          It only took a few moments for the finger-pointing to begin. In the immediate aftermath of the elementary school murders in Uvalde, Texas, both the political Right and the political Left began jockeying for position and leverage to use against...

            UNDER THE KNIFE AGAIN
            05.24.22 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

            A week from today I will go under the knife again. Having had my left knee replaced about six years ago, the time has arrived to replace the right knee as well. This will be either my fifth or sixth knee surgery, I have lost count. If it is the...

              SEEKING THE SEEKERS
              05.17.22 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

              I was really introduced to popular music in the early 1060’s by my cousin, Brenda Gibson (later, married name “Herron”) and her family. Brenda’s mother, Irene, worked at Joseph’s Music Center in Kingsport, Tennessee...

                SMALL TOWN BOY MAKES GOOD
                05.10.22 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

                James Charles Taylor just may be the most accomplished person to ever come out of Hogansville, GA. Hogansville, a town of just over 3,000 people, is close to the same size it was in 1937 when Jim Taylor was born. Jim was the son of Norman...

                  EVANGELICAL ATHEISTS
                  05.03.22 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

                  EVANGELICAL ATHEISTS Religious people are part of a vast majority. Statistically, 93% of the world’s population believe in some kind of religious reality. Only 7% of the people in the world are atheists, or people who believe in no god...

                    HOLLYWOOD CROWD vs. THE AIRPORT CROWD
                    04.26.22 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

                    I arrived at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta a couple of years back. I always try to be earlier than is necessary and usually aim for 2 ½ to 3 hours before fight time. Normally I take something to read to pass the...

                      THE DEATH OF CHRISTIANITY
                      04.19.22 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

                      In the New Testament book of Acts of the Apostles, we find this statement: "These fellows who have turned the world upside down have come here, too…” Acts 17:6. Of course, at the time, they had not turned the entire world upside...

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