Pastors, Jesus Isn’t Concerned with Your Platform

Good morning fellow pastor, I realize that Mondays can be tough on pastors. Social media can be particularly hard at times. Life outside the spotlight is the life most of us live as pastors. Few are called and asked to speak on the denominational platforms. Annual profiles will never be able to quantify the spiritual work that you are engaged in at your local church. Most of us live fairly invisible lives beyond on our communities. And brothers, that is…

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Justice and “Jane Doe”

The case of “Jane Doe” deals with an undocumented immigrant who sought an abortion while being held in a detention center in Texas. She was denied the procedure due to her immigrant status, which both Federal and State officials concluded exempted her from a right to an elective abortion. While the entire case is heartbreaking, the celebration and description of this case by abortion advocates must be challenged.¬†According to the Twitter account of the ACLU, “Justice prevailed for Jane Doe.…

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Resource Tuesday – Currently Reading (October 17th, 2017)

I am always looking for resources that will help me fulfill my purpose in life. My purpose is to glorify God the Father by making disciples of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. This is why I exist on this earth. If glorifying God through disciplemaking is my purpose, then I want to take advantage of every resource that will make me a better disciple-maker. So, here are five books that I am currently reading to help…

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Should Parents Kiss Their Children?

So just yesterday, I was reading a story over at Today.com about an Instagram controversy over a mother kissing her three-year-old son on the lips. According to the story, this is not the first time that a celebrity parent¬†has been criticized for kissing their children. The fact that a mother would be criticized for kissing her toddler on his lips is simply beyond me. To read that some considered her action as “gross” or “harmful” to her son is a…

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Let Your Hatred Be Without Hypocrisy

“O you who love the LORD, hate evil!” (Psalm 97:10a) Whether committed by a politician on Capitol Hill, a famous producer in New York City, or a professional athlete from your favorite team, evil should be hated by those who love the LORD. Our skin should not crawl less when we hear a story of evil actions by someone that we like or supported in the past. There should be parity in our repulsion over evil. When someone claiming to…

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