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Dr. Buck’s January 2017 Blog

While I don’t think I have ever quoted Roseanne Cash before, I recently ran across something she said that really caught my attention: “The key to change is to let go of fear.”  Sometimes we seem to believe that folks resist change simply because they are stubborn, or they are old fashioned, or they want…
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Christmas and End of Year

The period from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Eve is one of the busiest times of the year for most of us.  There is shopping to do.  Decorating is a priority.  There are parties, Christmas parades, concerts, and cantatas to attend.  We gaze at a quiet nativity scene and we sing “Silent Night,” but the pace…
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Thanksgiving 2016

There is more to being grateful than simply observing a special day or saying grace before a meal.   An important part of our worship and our spiritual discipline is expressing our gratitude to God for all that we have and all that we enjoy.  That is what the Thanksgiving season is all about. As the…
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October 2016

In just a few days most of us will go to the polls (if we didn’t vote early), cast our ballots, and in doing that we are exercising our right as citizens and attempting to sustain what Abraham Lincoln called “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” There are many who…
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September 2016

Four years ago, in mid-September 2013, I preached at Collierville Christian Church for the first time. I was in the middle of a much needed rest period between what I had been doing and what I would do next. For more than twenty years I had moved from one ministry to another, from one church…
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August 2016

Nearly half of the deaths of children under five years old are caused by poor nutrition. About 795 million people are chronically malnourished. While that number has been reduced over the past decade, it is still astronomically high and the percentage of the world’s population living with food insecurity is appalling. Feeding the hungry is…
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July 2016

This summer much of our attention has been focused on mission. That’s not a bad thing. We have taken two mission trips with our youth, promoted Family Promise and Stop Hunger Now for August, while still supporting on-going efforts like the Collierville Food Pantry and Memphis Union Mission. In my sermon for July 17th (“Keeping…
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