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When You Should Take a Knee and Take a Stand
When You Should Take a Knee and Take a Stand

By: Greg DeLoach
Professional athletes taking a knee during the national anthem have created an uproar. As followers of Jesus, and not football, there are times to take a knee. It's an act of submission to a greater power and a sign of humility.

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'You Pack What You Fear'
'You Pack What You Fear'

By: Greg DeLoach
As you hike life's trail, fears are a heavy burden weighing down your backpack. All of us pack what we fear. It's time to take a few things out of your pack and trust that you can carry on in this life's trek without them.

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Neglecting Our Brothers, Sisters in Small Ways
Neglecting Our Brothers, Sisters in Small Ways

By: Greg DeLoach
While we know we are our brother's and sister's keeper, we neglect them in so many small acts. When you believe only in looking out for yourself, you reject any notion that you are your brother's keeper.

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Are You Living Up to Your Smile?
Are You Living Up to Your Smile?

By: Greg DeLoach
We are far too guarded with our smiles. In a world deafened by traffic noises, acerbic political discourse and mean-spirited exchanges, we need more smiles of kindness.

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Finding the Beauty While Living In-Between Addresses
Finding the Beauty While Living In-Between Addresses

By: Greg DeLoach
We're all living in-between addresses. It is not where you are from or even where you are going that matters most, but where you are right now. And Advent reminds us of that.

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What Does God Look Like to You?
What Does God Look Like to You?

By: Greg DeLoach
In our differences, we reflect a better picture of who God is in our community and in our world. That is why our churches need to be communities of diversity.

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Fighting Racism by Getting to Know Your Neighbors
Fighting Racism by Getting to Know Your Neighbors

By: Greg DeLoach
After 10 years serving as First Baptist of Augusta's pastor, I had never met our Baptist neighbors across the street. Following the Charleston massacre, I knew it was long overdue for me to meet them.

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What Filters Does Your Church Need to Jettison?
What Filters Does Your Church Need to Jettison?

By: Greg DeLoach
We filter our email to weed out unwanted solicitations, but the church should be a place where all are welcome and no one is filtered out. Yet churches have many filters that need to be jettisoned.

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God Doesn't Want Us to Live as Walking 'Selfies'
God Doesn't Want Us to Live as Walking 'Selfies'

By: Greg DeLoach
Now that every other person has a phone with a camera, the world's awash in selfies. Church can include groups of "selfies," too, but God has called us to reach out to our neighbors.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Greg DeLoach
Profiles in Goodwill: Greg DeLoach
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Greg DeLoach, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite Scripture is in Genesis, where Jacob wrestles with the angel of the Lord.
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Skype Interview: Greg DeLoach on Lent
Skype Interview: Greg DeLoach on Lent

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More Baptist churches are observing Lent, which begins on March 5 this year. Learn how one Baptist pastor and his church began to recognize Lent in their services.

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Lent –  A Journey From Pew to Pulpit to the Cross
Lent – A Journey From Pew to Pulpit to the Cross
By: Greg DeLoach
If your church isn't well grounded in an understanding of Lent, you can begin to teach and offer creative ways to worship, observe and serve. Here's how to begin the journey together.
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How Valuable Are the Missing People in Your Life?
How Valuable Are the Missing People in Your Life?
We don't realize how valuable everyday objects until they go missing. How much more so with people? Who are the people who have gone missing in your life? Do they need to be found?
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