Do the Right Thing and Be Known for the Right Thing

ELL, I’ve always enjoyed being a bit of a late adopter. I need to simmer a bit. I need to cogitate. I’m not a company guy who is going to to nod, agree, and immediately adopt the public relations narrative. And that’s not always a good thing.

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God or E.T.

E.T. movie

UMMER traditions in the DeWitt family always include a couple visits to the drive in movie theaters. Since most movie theaters aren’t open, and new movies aren’t coming out as quickly, drive in theaters have been playing some of the classics. Our first drive in outing this summer was to the iconic E.T.

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As a Professor, Here’s Some Dumb Things I Said & Thought When I Was a Student

perfected my healthy caffeine addiction while pulling all-nighters to finish term papers in college. I really had a healthy caffeine addiction before graduating high school, but college sort of topped it off. I pass the whole “moderate amounts of coffee are good for you” by about 8AM every morning.

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As a Parent of Teenagers, Here’s Some Dumb Things I Said & Thought When I Was a Youth Pastor

NE of the first articles I remember writing for publication was for a magazine about parenting teenagers. I was in my mid twenties. We didn’t have children at the time. If it helped anyone it was either by luck or divine providence, depending on your theological perspective.

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Route 66

OR the twins’ thirteenth birthday part of their gift was a road trip down Route 66. We’ve been planning it since October. We will hit the road in June and we’re all getting pretty excited. In thinking through a Bible study to add to our journey, I decided to walk them through the 66 books of the Bible.

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Summer Time

OTHING makes me feel like the summer season is officially upon us than listening to Will Smith’s “Summertime” while firing up the grill. Every year about this time, following the spring commencement service, I turn my attention away from academics and onto other projects. My summers are usually filled with speaking at youth camps, working on writing projects, and family vacation.

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We’re Stuck in a House Book

E’RE stuck in a house! I’m sure you or someone you live with has said this in recent days. Though many states are beginning to open back up, most of us are indeed still stuck in a house. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. We can still use our imaginations!

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How Much More?

EADLY hornets that could drastically reduce the bee population with a sting potentially lethal for humans? Tornadoes laying havoc in southern states in United States? A pandemic taking lives and wrecking economies around the world? How much more can we take?

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Should We Pray or Sanitize?

person holding blue and white pump bottle

OMEONE wise once said, “Pray like it’s up to you. Work like it’s up to God.” This is a fitting Christian philosophy. That’s why in a time of a crisis when medical experts and scientists are hustling to find solutions, it was entirely appropriate for Christians to participate in the national day of prayer called by President Trump for Sunday, March 15th. These activities were not, are not, mutually exclusive.

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