ONLINE CHURCH! The very words bring strong emotion to the hearts of many Christians and ministry leaders.

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Eventually, Christian leaders will have to do what they’ve done for 2,000 years. We will have to lead the flocks to which Christ Himself has made us overseers. We cannot permanently abdicate responsibility to temporal powers.

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It really doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. You could be a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and find that you’ll agree with a Philadelphia Eagles fan, at least on this one point. Even the redneck and the socialite will find common ground here. I think we can all agree. During this COVID-19 […]

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301 years ago, Robinson Crusoe, widely considered the First English Novel, was released in England to enormous praise.  Audiences loved the simple story of a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad.  Poor Crusoe encounters prisoners, mutineers, and even cannibals during his adventurous stay.  Yet the first foes he would face would not come […]

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Today’s Blog is a guest post from my wife, Heather. Enjoy! “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as […]

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A Bible for the Plow Boy

November 27, 2019

Josh, why are you doing this? Friends and detractors alike have asked me this same question over the last few weeks. Why enter the decades-old debate regarding KJV-Onlyism? Why go public with my views rather than keeping them to myself and my church? It’s because I want to stay in unity and fellowship with my […]

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The History of KJV Onlyism

November 25, 2019

Seldom do friends agree in totality on every subject.  I have friends who prefer Popeye’s to Chick-Fil-A.  I have friends who prefer Star Trek to Star Wars.  I even have friends who cheer for LSU!  THIS DRIVES ME CRAZY!  Why?  Because, I’m a control freak, and everyone should see everything as I do.  However, I’ve learned that I cannot demand conformity of my friends without fundamentally altering […]

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Are We Ready? A question for those who love the KJV

October 31, 2019

There has not been a theological discussion in my life that has caused more division, confusion, and frustration than that of the Bible Version Debate. Addressing this issue will likely not gain me many friends. In fact, I fully expect to lose friendships (and gain new enemies) by following the Lord’s leading into this subject […]

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If You liked Idea Night You’re going to LOVE Idea Day

October 1, 2019

We are less than 4 months away from Idea Day West, hosted by Southern Hills in Las Vegas.  January 27-28 is quickly approaching and there are several things that you’d better not forget when packing for this highly anticipated follow-up to our surprisingly successful Idea Night & our inaugural Idea Summit.   Okay, this year you’d better… Bring Your […]

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Three to Thrive No Longer

September 23, 2019

I’m often asked if our church still has a Sunday evening service and a Wednesday evening service. I grew up in a Christian tradition that scheduled Sunday morning services, Sunday evening services, and Wednesday evening prayer meetings.  This custom was established by visionary men in the 19thCentury who desired to give their congregants more opportunity to […]

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MENTORSHIP – the missing ingredient?

September 18, 2019

MENTORSHIP (The Missing Ingredient) Things have turned out pretty well for me… so far. That’s not to say I don’t have my problems.  I can’t get off sugar.  I waste too much time watching movies.  And I still have a short temper that can get me in trouble with my closest friends and family. But, […]

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UNAPOLOGETICALLY AMERICAN

June 29, 2019

I’m proud to be an American.  Aren’t you? I mean, come on!  This is the greatest country that God ever created.  How can you say that you don’t love Apple Pie with a scoop of Ice Cream, a summer evening at a ballpark, or being good at the Olympics?  Do you know what we put […]

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How To Lead Change

April 30, 2019

It’s not easy! If you’re the pastor of a church needing revitalization, you know better than most how difficult it can be to lead the church into healthy change.  So many naturally see their own traditions and preferences as both godly and biblical.  Unfortunately, so many good folk in the pews have had this fallacy […]

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6 Essentials for any Mission Board

April 23, 2019

It’s amazing!  So many young men and women are being called into national church planting and international evangelism.  I often have the privilege of speaking with missionaries who are currently on the field or are on deputation attempting to get to the field. Inevitably the conversation turns to mission boards.  In my experience I’ve had the […]

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Why Many Are Not Leaving (The Bright Future of the Independent Baptists)

April 10, 2019

Over the years I have fielded many questions from those outside of our ministry.  This is probably due to my overactive social media presence, a few controversial blogs, and a ministry style that is a bit unconventional within our circles.  What is Idea Day?[1]  What’s it like to Pastor in Las Vegas?[2]  What’s it like […]

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