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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The Idea of Idea Day

February 13, 2019

Idea Day is a day to share ideas.  Ministry leaders from various backgrounds, circles, and perspectives come together to share some of the greatest ideas they’ve implemented in their particular ministries in recent months.  It’s a fun, relaxed, and yet thrilling environment.  We’ve had a great time these last five years since its inception, but […]

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We Love Israel

January 30, 2018

In this episode of The Idea Talks Podcast we discuss the idea of traveling to Israel! Whether you are a pastor leading a congregation or simply a student of the Word, this is an adventure that will literally change your life and breath fresh life into your personal Bible study! Drew and I recently escaped […]

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Why Does Unity Matter?

December 27, 2017

One day Jesus was busy ministering unto the multitudes when a demon-possessed man was brought to him.  The man was bound by the demon so tightly that he could neither see nor speak.  But the moment he met Jesus Christ he was healed of his infirmities and freed from the demon’s control.  The crowd was […]

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Pornography, Purity, and the End of Power

September 11, 2017

I’m not a prude.  A fact to which my immediate and extended family can readily attest. I like to have fun, watch movies, hit the gym, go to theme parks, cheer for Alabama football (only while eating wings), and dance in the car with my kids. Unapologetically, I live and minister in a 21st century […]

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Help!  My Wife is Falling Apart

August 15, 2017

We’ve been married now for 16 years, but it almost never happened. It was only months before our wedding when Heather came extremely close to canceling the venue, rescinding the invitations, and breaking my heart.  It was the night she found out I was an idiot. I didn’t try to “hide” my idiocy during our […]

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3 Bad Words (That Destroy Guest Experience)

April 17, 2017

Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. A few weeks ago I found myself at Pebble Beach Golf Club.  It’s not what you think.  Heather and I were spending a few “alone days” in Monterey, California prior to the wedding of dear friends in […]

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The One Thing I Tell Every Couple

January 31, 2017

Heather and I love talking about marriage, speaking at marriage retreats, and sitting with married couples in order to discuss marriage.  Marriage counseling has become a passion of ours, as we have now been privileged to sit with hundreds of couples and help them navigate the joys and dangers of relationships.  In the last 12 […]

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Are You Tired?

January 11, 2016

Psalm 127:1-2 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it…It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. I discovered SimCity when I was a freshman in college. It allowed me to leave […]

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The Book Every Independent Baptist Must Read

November 2, 2015

Over the past few years the Lord has led me on a journey that brought great growth to my personal relationship with Jesus.  Sadly, I had developed some poor theology relating to music that left me in bondage to tradition.[1] Christian music became a duty not a delight because I lived in fear of inadvertently […]

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A Real Devil?

October 19, 2015

For some, the Devil is a boogeyman who lives only in fiction and is simply used to scare little children and feebleminded Christians into strict obedience.  For others, he is a very real enemy whose deceptions, temptations, and hindrances are very tangible.  To the former I can only offer sympathy as you attempt to bury […]

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