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Dear Preacher, You Stink And I Hate You, 02

By |March 1st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

“The Bible says to Republican, evangelical conservatives Matthew 25:41, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed.’ Indeed, evangelical Republicans sold their soul years ago.” DG I know this will be shocking, but from time to time I get hate mail… And some of those times, it is an excellent opportunity to instruct my readers. This is one of those times. Here, then, is the email I received on 2/28/2021, followed by the email I replied with. By the way, the

The Most Unscientific And Unbiblical Words I Have Ever Heard; “Pretend Life”

By |March 1st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Bo Wagner is pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro, NC, a widely traveled evangelist, and the author of several books. His books are available on Amazon and at www.wordofhismouth.com As a rule, I tend to avoid using columns or sermons to deal with political matters unless those matters are pressing, egregious, and have crossed very clear lines of truth. I much prefer to be encouraging, self-deprecating, and instructive rather than combative. But when in the words of Isaiah

The Cold Doesn’t Care How They Got There

By |February 20th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Bo Wagner is pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro, NC, a widely traveled evangelist, and the author of several books. His books are available on Amazon and at www.wordofhismouth.com “Cold doesn’t care how you got there; it’s just as cold whether you got there because of laziness or because of circumstances beyond your control.” Those simple yet profound words were spoken during a testimony Sunday morning given by our homeless ministry director. Everyone was stone silent as he

The Potential Beauty of the Post-Pandemic Church

By |February 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Bo Wagner is pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro, NC, a widely traveled evangelist, and the author of several books. His books are available on Amazon and at www.wordofhismouth.com Among other unusual things, I belong to that unique fraternity of wandering souls known as backpackers. Those of us in that fellowship will often load up a backpack with 50-70 pounds of gear and supplies and head out into the wilderness for many days at a time. My trips

Some Simple Truths For The Discouraged

By |February 8th, 2021|Tags: , |

“Some Simple Truths For The Discouraged” By Pastor Bo Wagner February 8, 2021 One: It is not as bad as you think. I know this both because the devil is a liar (John 8:44) and because our hearts cannot be trusted (Jeremiah 17:9, Proverbs 28:26). He and they always overstate the badness of the bad. Always. Two: No matter how bad it gets, it always gets better. The daytime always follows the night, the springtime always follows the winter, the

All Choked Up In Prayer

By |February 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Bo Wagner is pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro, NC, a widely traveled evangelist, and the author of several books. His books are available on Amazon and at www.wordofhismouth.com Since the time that our children were very little, our family has always gathered together at night time before bed to pray together. This is always the most enjoyable time of the day. We spend a good while talking together about everything that is going on in their lives

The Folly Of Taking Shortcuts

By |January 31st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Bo Wagner is pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro, NC, a widely traveled evangelist, and the author of several books. His books are available on Amazon and at www.wordofhismouth.com Since the time our children were babies, we have always gathered together as a family and prayed together before bed. But from the time they were able to talk, that prayer time has always been preceded by us simply talking together. It always starts with the simple “So, how

The Problem With Twitter

By |January 26th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Bo Wagner is pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro, NC, a widely traveled evangelist, and the author of several books. His books are available on Amazon and at www.wordofhismouth.com As a rule, I tend to not complain about things that are free. If you give me a hamburger and it is utterly abysmal, I will set it aside and not eat it, but I am certainly not going to complain about it. If, however, that “free” hamburger is

Be Thankful For Mundane Blessings

By |January 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Bo Wagner is pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro, NC, a widely traveled evangelist, and the author of several books. His books are available on Amazon and at www.wordofhismouth.com Having read the text for my Sunday morning message this past week, I then did something I have never done before in thirty-eight years of preaching: I went blind. This blindness was self-induced. My wife had brought her sleeping mask from home, and I calmly slipped it over my

A Word From/For The Prophets

By |January 18th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Bo Wagner is pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro, NC, a widely traveled evangelist, and the author of several books. His books are available on Amazon and at www.wordofhismouth.com Baptists are traditionally known for many things, among which are casseroles, pot lucks, fried chicken, banana pudding (nanner pudding, when spoken familiarly) hacking preaching, shouting, camp meetings, and a strong aversion to anything “new.” Mind you, not all Baptists fit everything on that list; I myself only fall into

Dear Preacher, You Stink And I Hate You, 01

By |January 15th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

I know this will be shocking, but from time to time I get hate mail... And some of those times, it is an excellent opportunity to instruct my readers. This is one of those times. Here, then, is the email I received on 1/14/2021, followed by the response I replied with. I have omitted the writer's last name out of kindness to her. “How, please tell me that it is the Evangelical "Christians" are so closely aligned with a man

A Shiny New Package For The Old Heresy Of Racism

By |January 11th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Bo Wagner is pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro, NC, a widely traveled evangelist, and the author of several books. His books are available on Amazon and at www.wordofhismouth.com Coming as it was from one of the most well known pastors in the world, I could not have been more disappointed with what I was listening to. To actually hear the (no doubt very well-meaning) words “As a white pastor, I am part of the problem” from the

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