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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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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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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Keys to Delivering a Great Speech

May 28, 2018

On this episode of The Idea Talks we discuss the 10 Keys to Delivering a Great Speech! Today’s podcast is not specifically addressing Biblical preaching.  Preaching is clearly inherently so much more than a simple speech.  However, there are many elements that the preacher can learn from the professional speaker. Today we will see that […]

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Culture-Warrior or Bible-Preacher

October 16, 2017

When the modern preacher spends time studying the Old Testament prophets he is often inspired by these bold leaders who seem to care little about audience reception and care nothing about personal reputation.  We applaud their willingness to speak truth to an audience unwilling to receive it. These “disputation speeches” can be found in the […]

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The Idea Talks podcast is BACK!!!

August 1, 2017

Well, it’s been a while since we last posted a new episode to The Idea Talks podcast – but we are back and excited to announce that a new episode will be released on the last Monday of the month – every month. This episode is entitled: The Road to 100.  How to grow a […]

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The Idea Talks podcast is BACK!!!

August 1, 2017

Well, it’s been a while since we last posted a new episode to The Idea Talks podcast – but we are back and excited to announce that a new episode will be released on the last Monday of the month – every month. This episode is entitled: The Road to 100.  How to grow a […]

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The Cool Pastor

July 19, 2017

I’ve heard it many times, “a pastor shouldn’t try to be cool.” And I certainly agree, for there is nothing more “uncool” than a man attempting to be cool. But what about those who are naturally gifted in the realm of coolness? What if you are genetically conditioned to have great hair? What if you […]

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The Demise of the American Church

December 21, 2016

The typical American toy box is filled with miscellaneous Legos, broken action figures, and toys that should’ve been trashed years ago.  What 11-year-old boy really needs a glowworm with dead batteries?  Yet American children are simply following the example of American adults who would rather spend $1,000’s per year on storage units than to be […]

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The Myth of the Overnight Success

June 6, 2016

I’m a church planter! And after nearly 12 years of late night visits, early morning calls, and long hours of pure hard work we have suddenly become an overnight success. Queue the laugher from every small-business owner, entrepreneur, and church planter reading this post. Here is what I have learned about starting and growing something […]

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