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Yes, I Do See Skin Color — To the Glory of God

I never grow tired of reading good bumper stickers. Some are quite funny. Some are thought-provoking. And of course, some are rude and crude, which I don’t enjoy. However, the one I read the other day caught me off guard … Continue reading

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Marks of a Church Needing Revitalization

I am really enjoying Pastor Andy Davis’ new book “Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again.” In it, he lists eleven marks of a dying or a dead church. I tend to agree with him. They are: … Continue reading

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What is a Baptist (Really?) My Thoughts on Dr. Rainer’s Social Media Poll

PREFACE Let me first say that I write this as both a fan of Thom Rainer. I have found Dr. Rainer’s articles, books and resources the be exceedingly helpful to me in my pastoral career and I pray that God … Continue reading

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Why Add a Catechism to Our Worship Service?

The numbers are in; self-professing Christians don’t really believe what Christians have always believed. If that sentence doesn’t make any sense to you, it shouldn’t. Christians have believed certain foundational truths throughout church history, and yet today, we see more … Continue reading

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Good riddance 2016! Really?!

I get it! 2016 has kind of sucked. Really. Tragedy after tragedy. Death after death. Casualty after casualty. Despair, destruction and depravity run amok. I cannot even begin to list all of the headline making news because I’m sure I … Continue reading

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How do I treat my gay friend/family member this Christmas?

First, you should know that I am a Christian and believe that the LGBTQ lifestyle is opposed to the teaching of the Christian Scriptures. That is my starting point; so you may already disagree with me. Secondly, I am writing … Continue reading

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My Favorite Books from 2016

I try to keep a healthy reading diet, but I feel that I fail more often than I succeed. I set a lofty goal for the number of books that I wanted to read in 2016, but fell well short. … Continue reading

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