5 Questions to Consider Before Leaving Your Church

There may be times where it is most appropriate for an individual or a family to leave their church. For example, if the teaching is unbiblical, the leadership is engaged in illegal conduct or unaccountable, or the leadership fails to ...
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The 4 S’s of Parenting

As a youth minister, it was super easy to identify where the parents of the teenagers were going wrong. If they would do what my 22-year-old experience thought, then they would have it together and be able to engage with ...
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Don’t Mistake Kindness for Weakness

My eldest daughter and I like to watch the TV show, Shark Tank. She loves seeing all the new business ideas and the negotiations. We enjoy watching entrepreneurs and business owners pitch their ideas and fight for a good investment ...
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Introducing Gospel Matters – A Podcast

I'm very excited to introduce you to a new podcast that I am a part of called, Gospel Matters. We began this podcast to serve our church family at Christ Community Church. In this podcast, we discuss the various ways ...
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The Generosity of a 9-Year-Old Girl

This past Sunday, we showed a video at the church I have the privilege to pastor, Christ Community Church of Magnolia, about a new ministry that was launched from our church family called Feed Teach Hope. Later that day, I had ...
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The Empty Grave Compels Us to Community

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the ...
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Encouragement for the ADHD Pastor

I was once on an airplane and a woman sitting next to me was a Christian from a different tradition. As I was sharing my testimony with her, I mentioned that I have ADHD. She interrupted me and said, "Don't ...
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Christians, Yoga Pants, & Lust

I'm a bit late to the conversation, as usual. Apparently there was a ruckus in the Christian sub-culture regarding a young lady's decision to no longer wear Yoga Pants. I read her article and thought she didn't come across as ...
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Introducing BeforeYouPlantAChurch.com

With the encouragement of some good friends, I have decided to move my musings on church planting over to beforeyouplantachurch.com. Additionally, I have decided that my next book will be Before You Plant a Church and I hope to release it either ...
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Learn From Your Life

A few years back I wrote about how nothing in our life is wasted.  This post further explores some simple ways that you can learn from your life and use the lessons you can learn to help those who are coming up behind us ...
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