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In January of this year, on the eve of then-President Trump’s second impeachment, I wrote a piece about the intricacies of the impeachment process as set forth in the U.S. Constitution. I called it a civics lesson. 

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By the time you are reading this, we are two weeks into the college football season.  

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You remember where you were. You remember what you felt those initial moments when you saw the news, specifically the televised images of the second tower being hit. That moment when you realized, along with the rest of the world, that the first tower crash was not an accident, and that this…

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There have been previous references in this space to the struggles retail and dining establishments are having. 

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When I was a grad student at Florida State University in the mid 80’s Ken Smith was my pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church. Ken had a profound impact on my life and on my approach to the role of the pastor in the congregation and in the community. During my years in Tallahassee Ken was also …

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This will mark the third time I refer to former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam’s book, “Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square,” and I promise, after this week, to give it a rest.

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A reader’s comment in response to last week’s column left me pondering.  

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I'm tired.

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Have you ever noticed that the tunes that get stuck in your head are almost always songs that you don’t really like?  You’re minding your own business, wandering the grocery store aisles searching for an obscure item, your eyes squinting to read faraway signage, your head looking side to sid…

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With the school year behind us and summer trips on the horizon, with airline flights getting cancelled at the last minute and rental car rates through the sunroof, I offer this out-of-office email auto-reply you can use when leaving town for vacation or when skipping bond. 

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There is a wealth of information available online if you are interested in the history of Father’s Day, which was celebrated yesterday. Although I consider it one of the greeting card holidays, it has been around in some form or fashion for more than a century.

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There is one thing dads never get enough of: pure, intentional relaxation. With Father’s Day right around the corner and only a few days left to grab a last minute gift for Dad, why not get him a massage?

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As I mentioned last week, this month marks 10 years I have been writing this column.

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Less than an hour into Sunday morning as my wife and I were casually sipping coffee and swapping sections of the newspaper, Dorrie interrupted the serenity with, “Oh no, did you know that Jeff Woodford died?”  

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On May 11, a dangerous crack was discovered in one of the two 900-foot horizontal steel support beams that are critical to the stability of the Hernando de Soto Bridge in Memphis. The bridge crosses the Mississippi River and connects Tennessee and Arkansas to the tune of 60,000 cars and truc…

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There was a time when I thought 10 years was a long time.  

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A few weeks ago, I made a passing reference to the complications of watching TV these days.

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It is my hope to come up with a summer reading list to share with you in the next month or so, especially since more of you should be traveling this summer and you’ll need something on the light side to entertain you as you sit by the beach watching and listening to the waves, or as you recl…