Easter – My One True Hope

Being born without arms immediately placed my physical appearance in the forefront of people’s first impression of me. That first impression ran a wide range of opinions from people thinking that I was interesting and inspirational all the way to being considered odd and a freak. I lived the first 15 years of my life… Continue reading Easter – My One True Hope

“I’m Worn Out” – A Plea to Exhausted Pastors & Their People

I have been back to the traveling aspect of my ministry since July and I have noticed a consistent reality among those who are leading our churches. It affects pastors regardless of ministry title: lead pastor, associate pastor, youth pastor or children’s pastor. This cloud is hanging over pastors of both small and large churches.… Continue reading “I’m Worn Out” – A Plea to Exhausted Pastors & Their People

Why “Just Preach The Gospel” Is Not Enough

The fracturing among the Southern Baptist Convention has been quietly building to a crescendo over the past year as the yearly annual convention gathering sits just 3 months away. Convention wide issues – critical race theory & racism, Beth Moore leaving the convention, JD Greear’s SBC leadership  - are gaining steam in social media circles… Continue reading Why “Just Preach The Gospel” Is Not Enough

The Sin of Pursuing Sameness

So there we were — six of us seated around the table and enjoying each other’s company. Our distinct looking group began to elicit stares. Our group didn’t look like it should go together. At our table were a Lebanese/Brazilian pastor, a bearded pastor born without arms, a black theologian, a white church planter, a… Continue reading The Sin of Pursuing Sameness

Hope Amid a Landscape of Hurt

Hope is the greatest need of man. A man can survive for a time without food or water, but man struggles to move forward without a sense of hope in their life. Man assumed that hope would be ushered in with a new year and a new administration leading American politics. Man was wrong. The… Continue reading Hope Amid a Landscape of Hurt

How to Be Pro-life in a Pro-Choice World

Today marks 48 years since the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down, leading to an estimated 62 million abortions since that Supreme Court case. Even as that decision stands as law, Christians see the sanctity of human life in a different way than the courts do. Christians are meant to be people of life… Continue reading How to Be Pro-life in a Pro-Choice World

Three Challenges to Become a People Of Justice

As we sit here on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we acknowledge the work of a man who did much in the way of bringing about justice for all in this country – regardless of the color of a man’s skin. The work of Dr. King, and so many others, has brought about a… Continue reading Three Challenges to Become a People Of Justice

3 Value Statements Needed in The Pro-Life Movement

I have been a Christ follower for more than two decades now and I’d say that for those 20+ years that I have been characterized as a guy who has been “pro-life.” I’ve been someone who says that life begins in the womb and needs to be protected. Our family strongly supports adoption as my… Continue reading 3 Value Statements Needed in The Pro-Life Movement

Appreciate Your Pastor By Interceding For Your Pastor

Time has seemingly scrapped by since quarantine swept over all of us back in March. But even with the days slowly marching by, we have finally landed in October. This month we celebrate the Reformation and our kids get to run around our neighborhoods (hopefully) to chase after the spoils of Trick or Treating. October… Continue reading Appreciate Your Pastor By Interceding For Your Pastor