Whether you know it or not, members of your church are ministering to Christians who struggle with homosexuality. Like the struggle itself, their ministry to those who suffer may be hidden, but it goes on, fueled by love. They are parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, cousins, and friends of your church members – men and […]
What do the gay people in your church look like? Do you spot them by their flamboyant clothing . . . their mannerisms . . . their declarations? When a brother or sister in your church came to you to ask you for your help and support in their personal struggle against homosexuality . . […]
Today while meeting with my Pastor and Sunday School director, we observed that our church is not good at welcoming new faces. At times, people visit us and they do not feel welcome. I suggested this is a symptom of not having a heart for the lost. When by the grace of God a lost […]
This is the end of a post I wrote late last night… Here are a few ways God has specifically challenged me with missional living: 1) To be an example to my small group about what it means to live on mission for Jesus. 2) To engage the Mormons in my own community. I have […]
The phrase “engaging your culture” is often used and in my opinion, misused. We aren’t trying to engage a culture, but rather a people within a culture. I know I am somewhat arguing semantics, but I think rephrasing it to “engage your neighbor” helps put things into perspective. We are trying to win people. We […]
Happy Reformation Day everyone… To celebrate, I read Galatians and my wife made a Happy Reformation Day cake. Did you do anything to celebrate the Reformation?
Another great post from Dr. Russell Moore: A Word to Young Preachers Posted using ShareThis
This was a tweet that I read from Jared Wilson… I’m not sure what I think about it. “Vision is overrated” From what I have seen, many in the Reformed camp tend to shy away from words and topics such as “vision,” while other camps-such as Andy Stanley, Craig Gross, etc. spend a little(maybe a […]
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I know the journey seems so long. You feel you’re walking on your own. But there has never been a step Where you’ve walked out all alone. Troubled soul don’t lose your heart, Cause joy and peace he brings. And the beauty that’s in store, Outweighs the hurt of life’s sting. There will be a […]
Is the belief in eternal security necessary to perform a valid, biblical baptism? Do the doctrinal beliefs of the church or administrator of baptism contribute to the validity of that baptism? Should a person who wishes to join a Baptist church and was baptized by immersion in a church that believes salvation can be lost […]
Like me, most of you missed what I hear was a great conference-Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism. If you would like to read Trevin Wax’s summaries of the messages follow the links below. Here are links to my summaries of all the lectures at the Union University conference: Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the […]