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William H. “Bill” Hicks is a graduate of Wesleyan University, BA, Religion, 1971 who also holds a Masters in Public Health Degree (MPH) from the University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health (1973). Bill also has studied at the Dallas Theological Seminary. He grew up in Harlem, New York City, USA during the 1950s and 1960s, graduating from high school before attending Mount Hermon Preparatory School and undergraduate school in Connecticut. He has spent most of his professional life in the public health arena, while being constantly in ministry. He received his license to preach the Gospel at Oklahoma City, OK in 1971. He has written extensively on Christian topics. He enjoys life in Chattanooga, TN with former District Public Defender Ardena Garth Hicks, his wife of 30 years. They have two daughters, Rachel (BA, University of Memphis magna cum laude, 2014) and Sarah (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Global Scholar, University of Tulsa, 2017).

Blog Post #83: “The Demise of Religion and The Rise of Relationship”!Al4xqC0eZvxWoCk5wmDYxj66wCIc.

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Blog Post #82: Receiving YOUR Talents

RECEIVING YOUR TALENTS Matthew 25: 15 We must always examine the Scriptures closely to see how they apply to ME. In Matthew 25:15, The Lord makes clear that the distribution of the talents was “to each in proportion to his … Continue reading

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Blog Post #81: Method vs Motivation

MOTIVATION, MEANS AND METHOD #discipleship Matthew 12:1 “Honor the Sabbath Day and Keep It Holy.” On this day, we are to do no “work”. But the Great Scholar (“or have you never read in the Law…”) says, “For the Son … Continue reading

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Blog Post #80: “Love Life! For What Life Is All About Is Death”

LOVE LIFE!… FOR WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT IS DEATH –Psalm 23, all “Every call of Jesus is a call to death.”- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “The Cost of Discipleship”, 1937 Sometime in 1966, about May, I think (can’t be sure; it … Continue reading

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Blog Post #79: Today’s Idolatry of Symbols

Hello boys and girls! I’m BACK! Please see the link, below for an article published in “The American Diversity Report” in February, 2018. By His grace, more works will follow! Blessings!

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ANNOUNCING A NEW APPROACH TO THIS BLOG, “DISCIPLESHIP AND DISCIPLINE” The completed book, “Discipleship and Discipline” by William Hicks, copyright March, 2005, is now available for purchase at! You can OWN YOUR OWN COPY by searching the title, “Discipleship … Continue reading

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From “Discipleship and Discipline” by William H Hicks, copyright March, 2005: “CHAPTER FOUR: The Love of Disciples: The Key to Release God’s Power In Our Lives “”The Lord addresses the power for discipleship as being aligned exactly with our abiding … Continue reading

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