Articles

    Confessions of a Classical Liberal
    12.09.20 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

    I majored in Social Work in college, which, at the time, was the most liberal major in my state university. The first year I was eligible to vote was 1972 but I was off serving my country and wasn’t all that interested in politics anyway...

      A Small Fraternity
      11.11.20 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

      In 1973, when I was released from active duty, I re-enrolled in college and my wife, baby son, and I moved into married student housing. The next year, just after I started my senior year, I was assigned to be the student lay pastor of a small...

        The Coming Civil War
        11.04.20 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

        Well, the election is over. Whether the results are in our not, I cannot say since this column was written prior to the election. In any event, if not today, then soon we will know who received the largest number of Electoral College votes. One...

          Re-Thinking The Beatles
          10.28.20 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

          Not long ago I referred to The Beatles as “THE Band,” with emphasis on “THE” in all capital letters. In the world of my teen years, the boys from Liverpool took the nation by storm. The outpouring of affection and...

            What The Heck Is Wrong With Some People?
            10.13.20 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

            Recently it was announced that the President and his wife, as well as a number of associates, had contracted the coronavirus. Immediately, people all over the country, some famous, most not, erupted in an orgy of gleefulness. Some even expressed...

              The Dog Tag
              10.06.20 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

              When it was new, this dog tag I wear, it was blue with white lettering. It came in the mail one day, an unexpected and treasured gift. It wasn’t my name on the dog tag but it would be mine to wear and wear it I did, and do still. Like most...

                The Coming Election
                09.30.20 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

                With less than 35 days until the 2020 presidential (and other) elections, the hype and threats are being geared up to levels unprecedented in my lifetime.  One Christian magazine has flatly stated that Christians “must” support...

                  The Pandemic and the Demise of the Church
                  09.23.20 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

                  A recent Barna poll has indicated that, in the next 18 months, 20% of all churches in the United States are likely to close as a result of the pandemic. If accurate, this would mean that, in the United States, 9,491 Southern Baptist churches (out...

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