In his famous Preaching and Preachers (1971), D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones concedes that some of the most significant figures in history weren't necessarily talented orators: “The rhetorician is tied to his … [Read more...] about The Power of Print in the Church
Few Christians today would deny the fact that a churchgoer is far more likely to hear a sermon on the first two chapters of Luke during the holidays than on Easter. Rightfully so. After all, the … [Read more...] about The Language of Our Worship.
He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. -Acts 18:26 “I got saved” is without … [Read more...] about Is Jesus In Your Testimony?
In the Fall of 1975, two teenagers met for the very first time on the campus of Gardner-Webb College in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Born and raised in western Kentucky, the young man had arrived … [Read more...] about The Prodigal Baptist
On occasion, I love to watch the reaction on Christian teenagers’ faces when I tell them I don’t know the exact date and time I was saved. It defies so many of their preconceptions about the standard … [Read more...] about A Youth Pastor’s Worst Mistake
Even the best Christian instruction can be repugnant without empathy and love. Jesus knew this more than most. Scripture says that Christ is both our sympathetic High Priest and a Good Shepherd with … [Read more...] about Jesus’s Compliment Sandwich
In his book Augustine on the Christian Life (Crossway, 2015), Gerald Bray examines the life and times of the man most historians regard as the “father” of the Western church. While Augustine rightly … [Read more...] about Augustine: Teacher of Preachers
Renowned historian Patrick Collinson dubbed William Whitaker, the Master of St. John's College at Cambridge (1587-1595), the "watchdog of orthodoxy" for his tenacious defense of Reformed thought. … [Read more...] about The Puritan Doctrine of Holy Scripture
When Kelly and I moved to Baton Rouge roughly three years ago, we didn’t know a soul. Without kids, a dog, or a small group, we both began writing down our thoughts, our meditations on Scripture, and … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Pastors Should Write
So often a pastor’s legacy isn’t measured in years but in dates, not in sermons preached but in events present. Mission trips, conferences, fall festivals, camps, etc. These are the moments that … [Read more...] about A Pastor’s Legacy