Dave Miller

30 July by Dave Miller

Suicide, Christians and the Church: A Reflection

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I can remember driving down the highway in Virginia in a state of depression. I’ve slipped into depression – probably a milder form than many┬áhave experienced – two or three times in my life. One was during my first pastorate, back in the late 80s. Every Saturday I’d get a copy of the Richmond newspaper […]

29 July by Dave Miller

Pray for the Caners. JUST Pray!

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Word has begun to leak out about the tragedy that has come upon the Ergun Caner family. Braxton Caner, the 15 year-old son of Ergun Caner, has committed suicide, according to reports that have become public. I know from experience the devastation that suicide brings in families, though the loss of a child must multiply […]

24 July by Dave Miller

Is the Pendulum Swinging Too Far? Christians, Israel and the Middle East Conflict

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I understand the angst that some feel about the love that many Christians have for Israel. I get it. We need to balance our perspective. God loves Palestinians as much as he loves Americans or Israelis. Jesus died for all. Standing with Israel does not mean that we ought to support or defend every action […]

12 July by Dave Miller

No, We Have NOT Shut Down

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This is the fewest posts we’ve had at SBC Voices in a week since I took over this site about a hundred years ago. I apologize for the lack of diligence. I have been both lazy and busy. I guess I’m going through my normal post-SBC burnout phase. It tends to happen. Evidently, my crack […]

5 July by Dave Miller

Holiday Preaching – Something I’m Losing Interest In

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I am finding that I am preaching fewer and fewer “holiday” sermons as the years wear on. I will preach a few Christmas-themed messages in December (it’s foundational to the gospel story of Good Friday and Easter). I preach on Good Friday and Easter on the appropriate themes (which are pretty common for me the […]

4 July by Dave Miller

King’s “I Have a Dream Speech”

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If they ever did a “Best Speech Ever” contest, this and Gettysburg would be contenders.

4 July by Dave Miller

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

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Here’s another speech worth listening to.