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The Approach: Does Thinking About Evil Help? -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
No statement, theological or otherwise, should be made that would not be credible in the presence of
Definitions And Distinctions: Being Clear About What We Mean -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
He died all alone in a little cabin far removed from his family.
The Meaning Of Freedom: Could We Do Better If Only We Would? -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
She was only sixteen years old when the court sentenced her to death for her crime.
The Meaning Of Sin: The Mystery Of Iniquity -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
Shortly after 9:00 a.m.
Injustice And The Demonic: Dealing With Unfairness And Getting Free From Bondage -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
"I don't care what the Bible says." He spoke in anger and exasperation.
The Tragic And The Ambiguous: Unavoidable Suffering, Irredeemable Loss, And Good Inseparable From Evil -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
The words stabbed me in the heart. They come back to me again and again.
God, Evil, And Hope: Opportunistic Love Overcoming Evil -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
I knew when I saw him coming that something was wrong. I didn't know the news was that bad.
It's Okay, Life Must Go On! -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
Here is a letter a father wrote to his children on the first anniversary of their mother's death.

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Rejoicing In Life's "Melissa Moments" -- Matthew 17:1-8 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
What do you do with your mind when you are engaged in some routine task?
Is It Any Fun Being Good? -- Romans 12:9-21, Psalm 1 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
An underground current in our thinking has it that being good is no fun at all.
Living With The Weeds In The Wheat -- Matthew 13:24-30 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
Life is a mixture of good and evil. Experience and observation keep that fact before us.
One Of These Days1 -- Matthew 6:25-32, Psalm 103 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
It was not what he said.
Why Roman Soldiers Love The Sermon On The Mount -- Matthew 5:38-48, Matthew 26:6-13 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
Every now and then someone suggests that it would be wonderful if everyone lived by the Sermon on th
Jesus -- That Troublemaker! -- Matthew 10:34-42 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
His loyalty to Jesus got him into one predicament after another.
Two Ways To Get Crucified -- Matthew 27:33-44 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
A generation ago liberals learned that while segregationists might be wrong, they are not dumb.
Famous Unknowns -- 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
My title is an oxymoron. An oxymoron is an expression that appears to be self-contradictory.
The Amazing Dr. Hobbs -- And The Other Side Of The Story -- James 5:13-18 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
"I don't know how the universe works. I don't understand the great mysteries.
Lightning Bugs Over The Mudhole -- Psalm 103 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
The usual way is to speak of the problem of evil.
The Deacons And The Demons -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
"I don't care what the Bible says." He spoke in anger and exasperation.
Risking Spirit -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Mark 14:22-26 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
A Communion Meditation
Memories, Memories, Memories -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
Reflections For Maundy Thursday
On Using The Bible With Integrity -- Philippians 3:12-16; 4:8-10 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
It happened in a large department store in Wilmington, Delaware.
Holding On And Pressing On -- Philippians 3:8-16; 4:8 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
Sometimes we Baptists make jokes about ourselves.
The Good Iranian -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
The only time I got a bit scared during the whole episode was when he told me he didn't know the way
The Reign Of Christ In A Complicated World -- Ephesians 1:15-23, Acts 1:6-11 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
Drugs, children killing children in schools, AIDS, terrorism, torture of dissidents, abortion, earth
The Gospel In Six Words1 -- Romans 5:6-11, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
Bradley wanted to be good for nothing. His mother was. That was sufficient for him.
The Day God Cried -- Romans 1:18-32; 3:23-26; 5:6-11, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
She was only sixteen years old when the court sentenced her to death for her crime.
The Multiple Uses Of Grace -- Ephesians 2:1-10 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
You may have made use of a household oil having the brand name "3 in 1." It claims to clean, oil, an
Why Do We Suffer? -- Job 1, Psalm 69 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
He died all alone in a little cabin far removed from his family.
Consolation In Suffering -- Romans 8:28-39 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
I knew when I saw him coming that something was wrong. I didn't know the news was that bad.
A Sermon For Saturday -- Matthew 27:46, Psalm 22 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
What do you do when there is nothing more you can do?
The Cross-Shaped Scar In The Heart Of God -- Genesis 6:5-8; 9:12-15 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
The words stabbed me in the heart. They come back to me again and again.
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