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Apr 18, 2024

For God’s Sake: the glory of God

Like many, if not most churches today, COMPASS Church uses presentation software to display the songs and Scripture texts on a flat screen TV for worship services. That software is linked to several databases so that all we need to do is type in a song title or Scripture reference, and instantly we are provided with the words fully formatted for display. Those who use it know what a time-saver such software can be. I appreciate the available technology, but I also have a complaint – the song lyrics have no punctuation.

Apr 18, 2024

Our North Star – pass the Press Act

On April 11, award-winning investigative journalist for CBS News and Fox News prior to that, gave strong and compelling testimony on Capitol Hill regarding the Press Act, and the importance – no, the necessity – in journalists protecting the name and identity of sources.

Apr 16, 2024

Brian Out Loud

You are only in high school once. It may seem like, at times, the four years are never going to end, that it takes forever to get from freshman year to senior year.
But the reality is it’s over in the blink of an eye.

Apr 11, 2024

For God’s Sake: born again

Last week, I celebrated my 40th birthday. One look at me and you might think I am someone who repeatedly celebrates 39th birthdays. No, I was celebrating the day 40 years ago when I was, in Jesus’ words, born again.

Apr 11, 2024

Property rights and growth

We listen to the residents who speak at the county commission meetings. Growth is an issue. Maybe growth is THE issue. We want the residents to be informed about development and how it works.

Apr 9, 2024

Brian Out Loud

Sometimes you get reminders that Disney is right. It really is a small world.
Matt Painter coached his Purdue basketball team to the Final Four earlier this month, marking the first time the Boilermakers have reached that point in the tourney since 1980.

Apr 4, 2024

For God’s Sake: the unthinkable

A few weeks ago, as I was preparing worship services and sermons this past Holy Week, my mind went back four years ago to when the coronavirus came to visit, the year the unthinkable happened.

Apr 4, 2024

The truth is our currency

We recently published a story about a situation at Lighthouse Private Christian Academy. Most people are familiar, but if you are not, the school came under scrutiny from the Midway fire marshal and fire chief after an inspection. The inspector determined two campus houses needed a sprinkler system and he shut down the houses immediately, displacing 24 students. Things got a little out of hand in how the chief responded.

Apr 1, 2024

Brian Out Loud

Colleges aren’t supposed to have “closed for business” signs posted on their doors.
But, here we are with the news of another institution of higher learning, Birmingham-Southern, announcing it will close for good at the end of this school year.

Mar 28, 2024

For God’s Sake: celebrate Jesus

There is an unwritten rule in Christianity requiring men’s prayer meetings to be scheduled for O-dark-thirty. No problem, I am one of those annoying “morning people” who wake up before their alarm goes off, bright and cheery, ready to meet the day. So, in my present role as lead pastor at COMPASS Church, I scheduled our weekly leadership prayer meetings for 6:30 am.
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