Carmen and I have been absolutely overwhelmed at the exposure my last post received. The famous Christian philosopher, C. S. Lewis once remarked on suffering in this way: "Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His … Continue reading Reflection: Pain is God’s Megaphone (+ cancer update)
This past week has been the worst time of Carmen's and my life. We have each gone through troubling and trying times, but none compare to what God has put in front of us over these last nine days. Members of our church and friends from all over the United States have been praying for … Continue reading The Worst 8 Days Ever…
I met a very interesting person the other day. I was in a Bojangles (yuck) with my students in Virginia on the way back home to the Outer Banks after a weekend evangelism conference. The man immediately caught the attention of my wife. He sat by himself at a table behind us wearing a three-piece … Continue reading Jesus Is Not A Republican (or a Democrat)!
One of the creeds that the Reformers employed was Semper Reformanda, which means "always reforming." This motto was based on the idea that the church ought always to look toward Scripture, and if anything between the two contradicted, it would be adjusted. Michael Horton clarifies: "Here is his whole phrase: 'The church is reformed and … Continue reading Reforming My Life (2012)
Last week, I wrote about my Dad. He is awesome. I am truly blessed to have such a great father with whom I am so close. But over the last two and a half years, I have learned that I am doubly blessed. Not only do I have a great father, but I also have … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day, Part 2
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. - Ephesians 6:4 Father's Day is a special day for me. See, my Dad is my hero. He has been since I was a little boy and he will be until the day one of us … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day, Part 1
Disclaimer: Some parts of this blog involve me divulging information about myself of which I am not proud. Sometimes I plumb the depths of my depraved heart for the edification of the reader, even at times at the detriment of my reputation. But the truth is that I just want to be real with the … Continue reading Know Your Heart
Last summer, the leadership at North Main Baptist Church asked me to consider transitioning from the full-time Interim Student Pastor position into a permanent Student Pastor role. The timing could not have been better. After a rough first year of ministry in Virginia, the Lord had begun to turn things around and was seriously blessing … Continue reading Why We Left Danville