Street Preaching

Street Preaching

I can remember over the years attending sporting events with my father and passing by street preachers on the street corner as we exited the stadium.  For the most part, I have come to view street preaching through a negative lens.  The main reason for my negative...
The Battleground of Sufficiency

The Battleground of Sufficiency

It doesn’t take a long and strenuous evaluation of the evangelical church to render the conclusion that we are living in the midst of a high definition entertainment “Jesus” culture.  If there was ever a need for growing discernment it’s our...
The Wilted Flower Syndrome

The Wilted Flower Syndrome

Today, multitudes of teenagers are walking through life in the shadows.  They wear dark clothing, paint their fingernails different shades of darkness, dye their hair dark colors, and seem to always have their faces toward the ground.  I refer to this pattern as the...
The Unwritten Pastoral Code

The Unwritten Pastoral Code

Through the years, I have been forced to think through my positions as a pastor.  I was not called from a long line of pastors in my family.  Although my grandfather was a pastor, he died before I was born.  I was never able to have a good cup of coffee with him and...
Unveiling the Dark Sayings of the Gospel

Unveiling the Dark Sayings of the Gospel

This past week I read an interesting story about a spiritual awakening that swept through the mining villages of South Wales around the early 1900′s.  According to historical records, entire villages turned to Christ.  It was said that taverns closed their doors...