I come away from the SBC annual meeting generally encouraged. We have a lot of work to do, but I believe our convention will persevere through the trials that lay ahead. So long as we stand on the inerrancy and sufficient authority of scripture. And as long as we proclaim, with power and confidence, a clear gospel of repentance, redemption, and reconciliation through the atoning work of Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
I have come to conclusion that time and legacy run in complimenting lanes. The legacy I leave will reflect the full ROI of my time investment.
Our idea of fulness is not always God’s idea of fullness. Our idea of blessing is not always God’s idea of blessing. Our expectation of what God’s presence should be like is not always how it is.
God is faithful even when we are not. God is gracious even though we do not deserve grace. God is merciful even though we deserve death. God is good.
Shortly before the Coronavirus pandemic, I began pastoring a church in North Texas. As we worked through what our mid-week Bible study would look like amid the virus, we decided to hold an online Zoom Bible study. I was skeptical to say the least. To my surprise we have seen a consistent number every week,... Continue Reading →
I recently finished work on my master’s degree with a concentration in church revitalization at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. To be completely honest, I had never heard of this field prior to realizing I was actually doing the work of revitalization in the church I am currently pastoring. What was initially a surprise has quickly... Continue Reading →
Reading biographies of history’s great characters has been something I have long enjoyed. Four such men present themselves as the subject of this essay: John Knox, Charles Spurgeon, Theodore Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill. In reading about these men, there are notable similarities in their leadership, but these similarities have significantly diverse applications. Each man... Continue Reading →