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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Battling a Critical Spirit

March 3, 2020

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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Why My 15-Year-Old Son Still Has a Flip-Phone

January 7, 2019

Jonathan is the kind of kid that will surely be a trendsetter. He is cool in demeanor, calm in disposition, and pretty good looking. What can I say…he looks just like his old man. This is not the only characteristic that we share. We also have a similar sense of humor, love the Vegas Golden […]

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The Gospel According to the Little Mermaid

October 23, 2017

I have 3 little ones who are no longer little. This morning my son walked into school as a freshman in High School.  My little princess is now in middle school.  And my baby is in 3RD GRADE!  What is happening?  I glance up at the calendar on the wall and marvel how quickly the […]

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5 Keys to Making Wise Decisions

August 30, 2014

I recently had the great privilege of speaking to our Student Ministry (ages 12-18) at Southern Hills Baptist in Las Vegas. I shared several scriptures that I had learned at their age. These passages speak of wisdom and choices, and though I have not always been faithful to follow these important truths, they have guided […]

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Six Reasons Why I Don’t Drink

January 28, 2013

As a pastor in Las Vegas I teach that Christians ought abstain from all alcohol, however I do acknowledge that there is a valid argument on the other side.  All Christians understand that the Bible clearly condemns drunkenness but some suggest alcohol is moderation is acceptable.  Though in no way do I want to be […]

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10 Reasons to come to the Parenting Seminar

November 21, 2012

For three Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm (Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12) we will be hosting a parenting seminar that will help each of us as we lead our children, nephews & nieces and grandchildren into the future.  I hope that you will attend.  However, there might be those who question why this would […]

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10 Reasons to come to the Parenting Seminar

November 21, 2012

For three Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm (Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12) we will be hosting a parenting seminar that will help each of us as we lead our children, nephews & nieces and grandchildren into the future.  I hope that you will attend.  However, there might be those who question why this would […]

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8 Tips for Teenagers

November 1, 2012

1 – Go to Youth Group – Hebrews 10:24-25 One of the greatest opportunities that are afforded to you right now is a church youth group.  I have been involved in several over the past few years.  While I was a teenager I was in Liberty Baptist Church’s youth group, while in college I ministered […]

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5 Tips for Mommy-less Days

October 23, 2012

Single Moms and Single Dads are my new Heroes! Really!!! I look around our congregation and I see these dear women and men who are doing it all by themselves!  They get the kids out the door to school, go to work everyday, many times to an underpaid & unappreciated position, pick up the kids from […]

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Date Your Mate – Part 3

September 11, 2012

In previous posts, we defined the date and balanced the budget. If you still have kids in the home, you need a babysitter!  Gone are the days that you could just put out a bowl of water and a box of fruit roll-ups and allow the kids to “have fun”.  Hmmm, legal obligations… what are […]

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