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The Silver Bowl of Civility

Several blocks south of the Southside Church building are Daggett Middle School, Daggett Park, Daggett Montessori and E.M. Daggett Elementary. Captain Ephraim Merrill Daggett was a hero of the Mexican War of the 1840s and moved with his two brothers to the settlement of Fort Worth in 1854....

When “Thoughts and Prayers” Aren’t Enough

To the brokenness of our world we often offer our “thoughts and prayers.” At times, that may seem a lame and anemic response to the horror and heartache that surround us. But my wife and I know the power of intercessory prayer. Our son lay hospitalized gravely ill with malaria contracted from a mission trip to...

6 Suggestions for Handling Anger

It’s everywhere. On the roadways and in offices. On the schoolgrounds and church parking lots. And especially in our homes. 3.3 million children are exposed to domestic violence annually. 4 million women will experience sexual violence this year. 28% of all high school students report some sort of dating violence. Here are six Biblical suggestions for handling...

People of Southside – The Palmers

After the death of King Solomon, his son Rehoboam sought counsel about a taxation policy for his country. The gray-haired counselors advised moderation and compassion, his younger advisors advised a steep and punitive tax increase. Foolish Rehoboam took the counsel of his younger men. His harsh taxation of his people ultimately led to riot and a...

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