3 Minutes To Describe Preaching

A few weeks ago I stood on the platform of Central Baptist Church in Victoria.  I was “preaching for a call” to be their next lead pastor.[1]  Before... Read More

Who's Running Your Church?

I believe in strong and healthy church governance. This is a largely overlooked area of church life. If we do it right, it can help us soar. If we do it wrong, it’ll... Read More

Only Believe

A well worn passage in the Gospels is the story of Jesus’ interaction with the woman at the well in John 4. Early on in that interaction – after all but blowing... Read More

Emotionalism & The Gospel

A friend described a meeting that we were both in. I thought the meeting was productive and successful, but when my friend described the same meeting to others he used over... Read More

What Did You Expect? Marriage Conference

What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of MarriageA live conference with Paul David Tripp The battle to strengthen, encourage and repair the marriages in our churches... Read More

Did You Have Fun?

I have served as a youth pastor for just over five years. If you are or have ever been in youth ministry, you’ve heard this line before, “Did you have... Read More

The Preacher’s Occupational Hazard

I confess that, as a preacher, my heart often feels like a pinball bouncing between the bumpers of discouragement and pride.  One day I can feel overwhelmed by the task... Read More

Why Doctrine Matters

A 3-legged stool – 1 leg ≠ a stool “When you stand before God at the end, He’s not going to give you a doctrine test, He’s going to ask you what you... Read More

The Call to Keep Going

For any Christian, these words of Paul should stop us in our tracks: “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course... Read More

Sam Smith, Tom Petty & Gospel Ministry

Sam Smith is the ordinary sounding name of the extraordinary sounding 22-year old singer from the UK. Smith cleaned up at the Grammy’s this year, winning four of the... Read More