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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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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Plant, Replant, or Revitalize

March 19, 2019

We live in a very exciting day and age!  The God of Heaven has been reaching into the hearts of men and women around this country and calling them into the great work of evangelism, mission work, pastoral care.  It’s time to rejoice!  For decades the Church has been praying that the “Lord of the […]

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More Than Ideas

September 17, 2018

More Than Ideas Idea Day Looks toward the Future   Luke 10:2 The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. John 4:35 Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to […]

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Be Courageous and Refuse to Compromise

July 13, 2018

Compromise is not ALWAYS wrong. I’ve sat in many marriage counseling sessions listening to stubborn people who refused to lower their unreasonable expectations.  Many times I’ve encouraged young entrepreneurs to reconsider their business plans and embrace the ideas of another.  I’ve even found that pastors can find certain moments of compromise necessary.  How the nursery workers […]

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People Work Over Paper Work

August 15, 2016

There are 10 Core Principles for ministry teamwork that our church staff has adopted. These 10 have helped our staff through our most excited days and challenging setbacks. I’ve already shared the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd principles in previous posts. Here I will share our 4th – which is People Work Over Paper Work. 1. […]

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People Work Over Paper Work

August 15, 2016

There are 10 Core Principles for ministry teamwork that our church staff has adopted. These 10 have helped our staff through our most excited days and challenging setbacks. I’ve already shared the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd principles in previous posts. Here I will share our 4th – which is People Work Over Paper Work. 1. […]

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Gangster Gospel

December 7, 2015

  I was craving tacos. It was after 10:00pm on a Tuesday evening and I had just finished a nearly 3-hour conversation with someone about baptism and church membership. They were new to church and had many questions that I was thrilled to answer. After I left their little apartment on Tropicana Boulevard I headed […]

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A Baptism in India

November 16, 2015

It was a rural village. When Heather and I arrived in the farming community about 25 miles outside of the municipal town of Salur, it seemed the entire village was on high alert. When I say this please understand that I am not exaggerating in the slightest; and it had nothing to do with our […]

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