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Not Your Best Friend

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Editors Note: Having returned from my travels and recovered from the Rona, I now am pleased to post this first article of the year. Thanks to any regular readers for your patience.

Because I am not that smart or just bursting with new ideas I am going to return to a few of my hobby horses: Co-ed friendships, marriage, C.S. Lewis, and The Gospel Coalition. If you bail now I don’t blame you, if you stick around, bless you.


Short Works Occasionally Posted

Eulogy for a Cigar Shop

Today I went into my first tobacconist for the last time. When I first started smoking cigars I wandered into Madison Tobacco, and was in love. They did not have the largest humidor in the world, nor the greatest selection. But what they did have was character. I can remember as a kid their cigar shaped sign that hung next to the Kimbrough building (which is one of midtown’s cooler looking buildings) I always liked it’s simple and timeless charm.

The Proprietor

C. M. Haire, has been working in ministry proper for over 20 years. If you push him he’ll tell you since age 13 and is now 35 so you can do the math. He currently serves as a children’s minister in Memphis, TN. Which is Adrian Rogers country where it is still understood that you can’t be a Calvinist, or a smoker and be in ministry. To add that he also enjoys a regular dram would put his job and salvation into question. Nonetheless he is pleased to edit and contribute here.


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