Author Archives: S. Eric Jackson

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Tending the Shepherd?

If you read When the Light Fades two years ago, you probably picked up on the fact I had a problem with preachers in the past. While I have, for the most part, outgrown my distrust or skepticism of pastors … Continue reading

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To the Brim!

Ever wondered what it means to live your life well? If you have, congratulations. Most of the people I’ve known well as colleagues, friends, competitors, or family never gave it a real thought. Instead, they focused on filling life up … Continue reading

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Hiding Behind Church Discipline?

As a recovering skeptic, I am likely a bit too sensitive to anything sounding like hypocrisy. Two sermons I watched recently, triggered some old thoughts about the habit some churches seem to have of sweeping problems under the rug. To … Continue reading

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Of Treasure and Responsibility

A little over a year ago, I posted One Man’s Treasure. It was inspired by the remarks of a lay Bible study leader teaching Matthew 13:44: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man … Continue reading

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Of Worship, Fellowship and Music

I’ve written previously about the power of music. Whether one is speaking of Hip Hop, Country, or Church, there is power in music. It may be how the beat makes one’s blood race, or the emotion conveyed may bring up … Continue reading

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Of a Gift Unaccepted

Some years ago, the story that follows made the rounds of family and friends. Recently, the story came to my attention again, and I felt called to share. The story is a bit long, and neither its veracity nor the … Continue reading

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Sunday After Church: Public Prayer

After church on Sunday is one of my favorite times to dine out. Usually, Sunday lunch is with church friends, and many others in the restaurant will be enjoying a similar time of food and fellowship. Of course, as I … Continue reading

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Letting God?

Recently, I was moved to write a piece with the title “Speaking of Karma?” It discusses the concept of free advice is not worth what you pay for it and was targeted primarily at a secular audience. Still, there is … Continue reading

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Of Action and Prayer

I ended Of Prayer and Action rather abruptly. Some might even believe I ended it in a heavy-handed way, sort of a “my way or the highway” thought. My real purpose was to make readers think about what I said. … Continue reading

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An Old Preacher’s Sermon*

While watching a little TV one day instead of going to church, I watched a church in Atlanta honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retired many years. He was 92 at that time and I wondered why … Continue reading

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