How to Use the Bible to Avoid Those Annoying Christians

Are you annoyed by fellow-Christians being all up in your business? Would you like to just live life the way you want without having to deal with that nasty feeling you get when you are around those super-holy Christians? Tired of feeling judged? If so, I’ve got great news for you. By using the Bible…yes […]

Ben Carson Withdraws from Pastors Conference

I have to admit that I am shocked. I did not see a gracious way for that to happen. But in conference with Willy Rice, Dr. Carson has decided not to appear at the SBC Pastors’ Conference. You can read Willy Rice’s article announcing the withdrawal here. ( I want to say two things. 1. […]

Why We Love Food

Human beings share a common love: food. I’m not referring to our common need of food, but of our common love for food. All of us have certain foods we love. We relate certain foods to certain events, traditions and people. I often associate certain places. When I think of Destin, Florida, I think of […]

How to connect the generations…? (a discussion)


The other day I wrote a post on Deuteronomy and the idea that the church needs to be a place that connects the generations. We Timothys (the younger peeps) need Pauls (the older, faithful saints) to help us know, understand, and learn from the past, and to help us keep looking towards the future. Anyone […]

How to Be a Good Preacher

In his book, Dangerous Calling, Paul Tripp asks a few pointed questions about the nature of a seminary education: …Is it not possible for seminary students to become experts in a gospel that they are not being exposed and changed by? Is it not dangerous to teach students to be comfortable with the radical content […]

I Witnessed Greatness among the Bayot

The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matthew 23:11-12 If all went as planned, his plane just took off from Dulles and will be in the air for about 7 hours, so I can talk about him freely, without the fear […]

Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future

“These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness…” Deuteronomy 1:1 The book of Deuteronomy is about Moses as an old man and respected leader reminding a new generation of Israelites about their past while pointing them into the future. In Numbers 13 and 14 the people chose […]