Behold (by Paul Thompson)

We strain the eyes to behold the things we cherish. This is why eye contact with a loved one is important. When I participate in wedding ceremonies my favorite thing to do while the bride is walking in is to get a good look and the groom… that man’s eyes are always fixed on his […]

A Good Evangelistic Invitation (by Trent Henderson)

Can I admit something?  I have typically feared the evangelistic sermon.  I have preached at camps, in revivals, in churches, and in other settings for about 20 years now.  And (please don’t vote me off the island) until this past year, I have always been uncomfortable with the evangelistic sermon. What changed?  I’m glad you […]

The Comparison Game (a meditation on things that divide us)

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4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? 5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor […]

A Reply to Dr. Delman Coates (William Dwight McKissic, Sr.)

A REPLY TO DR. DELMAN COATES FROM PASTOR DWIGHT MCKISSIC, CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERNED PASTORS APRIL 15, 2015   Dr. Coates, grace and peace to you in the Name of our Great King, Jesus Christ. Thanks for your thoughtful and thorough response to the National Baptist Concerned Pastors Press Release regarding […]

Has the SBC Been Serious About Religious Liberty?

In his recent post entitled “The Christian Butcher, Baker, and Wedding Picture Maker“, William Thornton offered a numbered list of nine critiques against the SBC’s handling of the present religious liberty contest that is before us. Of those nine, one predicted heightened judicial activity in this area (with which I certainly agree), seven were variations […]

7 Helps For When One You’ve Been Discipling Turns Away

One day Charles Spurgeon was walking with a fella down the street when they came upon a drunken man staggering in the alley. Spurgeon’s companion turned to him and said, “Isn’t that one of your converts?” Spurgeon quipped, “It must have been. He sure wasn’t one of the Lord’s.” We laugh at this story because […]

Why I Pastor

Determining what vocation one will spend their life in is a daunting task. It might have been easier to live in a time and place where these things were a given based on what our families work has been for generations, but nevertheless we live in this time because this is when our Lord wants us to live. He plans […]