I pastor in a city called Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It’s home to LSU football, Cajun culture, and crawfish cuisine. And if you’ve ever traveled down I-10 to New Orleans, you may have been reminded of … [Read more...] about What Jimmy Swaggart can teach us about the Holy Spirit
Facebook is one of the greatest modern gifts to mankind. Good…I have your attention. Now it’s time to qualify that statement: Facebook is one of the greatest modern gifts to mankind precisely because … [Read more...] about True Love.
Yesterday my wife and I traveled to Nashville and visited a friend we hadn’t seen in six months. Her oncologist. And unlike visits past, this time she left us with some good news. Great news. Kelly is … [Read more...] about WAITING.
It’s one of those unforgettable scenes in movie history. And it’s observed through an unforgettable lens: a young man with a learning disability by the name of Forrest Gump. He and his friend Jenny … [Read more...] about Sticks and Stones: The Face of Domestic Abuse
There’s an old Baptist church that sits just off the main drag of my hometown in Kentucky. On most days it’s nothing more than a daycare with an empty parking lot and a sign that no one reads. On a … [Read more...] about Brothers.
From kindergarten to my senior year of high school, my father saw me off to school every single day. And whether he was helping me onto the bus or handing me the keys to his truck, he uttered the same … [Read more...] about A Kind Word.
So who came before God? I remember asking my Dad that question as a child. “Nobody,” he casually responded. “Nobody comes before God. He’s God.” Such a basic answer for such a basic question. But that … [Read more...] about Questions.
All I could do was stare back at them. All of them. Completely speechless. In just a few seconds, my shock turned into a bit of confused anger. “What is this?” I thought to myself, glancing at each … [Read more...] about Hate.
So if Heaven is for Real, what about Hell? If you’re looking for a best-selling novel about a young boy who journeyed through hell and woke up to tell the tale, you’ll be looking for a while. Hell … [Read more...] about The Problem of Hell.
Sometimes the only way to know the right decision is by learning from the wrong one. I haven’t lived a long life. But I’ve been around long enough to learn a few things the hard way. Long enough to … [Read more...] about Lawlessness: A Summer of Bomb Squads and Bad Decisions