Preaching is Worship!

Have you noticed how people refer to the singing in church as “worship time,” as if the other parts of the service are not part of our worship? This is troubling, because Christians should recognize that prayer, saying the creeds, giving, and especially...

Fred Luter Jr. Interview

Dr. Fred Luter Jr. is the Senior-Pastor of the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans. He is also the President of the Southern Baptist Convention, the first African-American to lead the convention. Knowing that Dr. Luter would be in town to speak at a...

Notes from Sunday – 1/27/13

It has been a long, blessed weekend. We kicked off a new session of the 33 Series mens’ Bible study Saturday morning. We got off to a good start. Looking forward to the next 5 weeks. The 2013 JAX Pastors Conference was fantastic. I really needed David...

My Two Cents on Pulpit Plagiarism

I stood, called my text, and began to preach. There was a weird response by the congregation. Something strange was happening, but I didn’t know what. I couldn’t catch the vibe. The congregation, to whom I had preached several times before, was tentative...