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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

WHAT WE SAY WHAT WE BELIEVE

Thirty years ago, the news media still had a perceived impartiality, unlike today. Since then, we have grown accustomed to having major stories plastered all over television, radio and newspapers only to find out later that the story was either misconstrued, or even made up altogether. And if a retraction is ever made, it is buried deep where the majority of viewers/readers never see it.

News is giving according to the viewpoint of those who give it. Really! Yep!
And believe it our not, our preaching is in view of what we really believe.
Behind the news is a personal viewpoint of the news. NBC, ABC, CBS, TNN, FOX etc have the same news, but notice the viewpoint giving of the news. They give the news from their viewpoint.
The ideal news story, apart from questions of style, has these qualities :
1. It is written without prejudice. It is fair, both in spirit and in detail.
2. It is written from an impersonal, objective viewpoint.
3. It is written in good taste.
4. It has originality.
Your viewpoint politically will bleed through.
Our theology and view of God will bleed through our preaching and teaching. What we believe the scripture is teaching will be presented in our presentation of preaching. It should!
IN PREACHING WE SHOULD READ THE TEXT. STUDY THE TEXT. GIVE THE MEANING OF THE TEXT.