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FIRST-PERSON: Don’t take the bait

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) – Paul Harvey spoke in a poignant, powerful and prophetic way in one of his 1965 broadcasts entitled “If I Were the Devil” – well worth re-listening to. It reminded me of our current state of affairs. If I were the devil, I would tempt Baptists to make mountains out of molehills and take atom bombs after anthills – lessons we should have learned by now. One things about the devil – he’s not very creative; just consistent.

FIRST-PERSON: Life is a combo plate

Colorado pastor Bob Bender sees a parallel between a chicken enchilada and chile relleno combo plate and the Christian life. “The word balance comes to mind,” he writes. “God gave us a spiritual heart and a physical brain and He expects us to use both.”

‘More than a fire’ in Colorado flames

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) -- The Sunday before the most destructive fire in Colorado history, I preached on suffering*. One must not preach on such a subject unless he is willing to live it. ...