A Good Mama is Hard to Lose

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Shelby Jean Mayes Spears, 75, died after a brief bout of cancer at her son’s home in Auburn, WA. on December 26, 2012. Born on January 23, 1937, to John Harve Mayes and Ruth Matilda Shropshire Mayes of Rogersville, TN., Shelby was the youngest of six children and the family’s only girl. Surrounded by all [Read More...]

Shaming God: Embarrassing Evangelicals

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Sometimes it is downright embarrassing to be an evangelical. Oh, I’m not the least bit afraid to speak the name of Jesus, or to tell others that I’m a person of faith. What shames me is that in claiming the name of Jesus I immediately become associated with some of the most judgmental people: Evangelicals in [Read More...]

After the killing

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I am off to Baton Rouge. I won’t return until Saturday. Pray for me, will you? I need prayer this week. My girlfriend here in town called me tonight. She’s worried about all this traveling I’ve been doing — Atlanta, Seattle, now Baton Rouge. A couple of trips to Spokane thrown in for good measure. [Read More...]


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