3 Powerful Ways to Live the Gospel in Trump’s America

Hint: It goes far beyond mere social media activism. [Read more…]

Story of Hope: Kristin

From an atheist on the verge of an abortion to a passionate follower of Jesus, this is Kristin’s story. If you need a reminder that God is still transforming lives, watch this video from the good folks at NorthRidge Church. [Read more…]

The Right Way and the Better Way For Christians to Respond to the Planned Parenthood Videos

Like you, I’m horrified. Abortion has long been a stain on our national conscience as┬ádefenseless babies are murdered for the sake of convenience. For those outraged against the sin of abortion, the Planned Parenthood videos will both shock you and fire you up. Abortion providers casually discussing the murder and dissection of unborn babies for [Read More…]

There's a Story Behind Every Tragedy

The ladies I get to work with at a local in-treatment facility are nothing but statistics (at least in the world’s eyes). They’re the broken ones, the addicts, the relapsers, the drains on society. Early in ministry it was too easy for me to smugly judge them for messing up their life while on my [Read More…]

10 Practical Ways to See Southern Baptists Flourish Again (part 2)

In honor of the recently held Southern Baptist Convention, yesterday I began to share ten practical ways that Southern Baptists can flourish again. Our convention has done a tremendous job fighting for the sanctity of the Bible and for robust evangelistic theology. And yet we’re still losing my generation (Generation X) and the next generation [Read More…]

Five for (Friday)

Five for Friday on a Thursday? Why not? Actually, there’s a good reason why I’m sending out my links today. Friday I have the privilege of guest posting on Stuff Christians Like (ranked #11 on Church Relevance’s Top 200 Christian blogs). So, I’ll post something of a welcome/splash page for folks checking out mtvpastor.com for [Read More…]

A Letter To Barack Obama

Dear Mr. President, Although I did not vote for you, I will support you as my president. I understand that you bear a greater and deeper burden then most Americans could ever fathom. In and of itself, the presidency is a responsibility too great for any one man. The time for politicking and posturing is [Read More…]

Five for Friday

Here’s a Five for Friday: political edition. I know everyone’s a little tense with the election. Let’s feed the dog that’s barking the loudest this week: The Politics of Trust – why don’t we trust our politicians anymore? The Church & Politics = A Mess – great words from a guy (Perry Noble) who tells [Read More…]

Five for Friday

Another great week. A few of these links have been out for awhile, but they’re guaranteed to make you think, give you hope, and probably make you a little mad as well. Have a great weekend! Couple Sues in “Wrongful Birth” Lawsuit – read only if you have a strong stomach. I feel so sorry [Read More…]

Five for Friday

  Fall is in the air! As you get ready for another round of college football, make sure to check these five links for stories guaranteed to make you think. If you’re in Columbus this weekend, we’d love to have you come worship with us at Mt Vernon Church. Here’s your Five:     Freed [Read More…]