HOW YOUR MARRIAGE CAN TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT EASTER

You likely know the story: God caused a “deep sleep” to fall on Adam and then took one of his ribs and fashioned Eve out of it (Genesis 2:21-22). There is an incredible typology embedded into this event about the true message of Easter.  The sleep in which Adam enters is well described as a […]

A SOUTHERN BAPTIST PASTOR INTERVIEWS A HOMOSEXUAL

It was in sixth grade that I met Matt. He had moved to my hometown of Mabank, Texas from Colorado Springs. We met in band and became friends. We weren’t the best of friends, but we were more than acquaintances. Although we now live on opposite sides of the nation, through the magic of social […]

ADOPTION ON TRIAL: THE TOP THREE QUESTIONS I GET ABOUT INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION

Since announcing our adoption roughly two years ago, my wife and I have encountered a range of questions concerning the details of the process. This article cites the three most often asked questions and provides insights into each of them. 1. WHY ADOPT WHEN YOU CAN HAVE KIDS OF YOUR OWN? When my wife and […]

FATHERHOOD AND THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES OF PARENTING

My wife and I announced this past Sunday that we are “adding one to the team!” The thought of becoming a dad is a very scary, yet exciting emotion. Scary because it’s something I’ve never done, but exciting because I consider it a gift from God. I am eager to teach my son or daughter […]

DIFFERENT RACES, OR DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES: SEEING ONE ANOTHER THE WAY GOD DOES

My wife and I are currently working our way through an international adoption from Ethiopia. This means that we are a white family in the process of adopting a child of a different ethnicity, represented by a skin color other than our own. The process has been nothing short of interesting, mainly because of how […]

MARITAL ROLES: CONCLUSION

For the past few weeks I have been sharing the chapters to a new booklet I have developed entitled, “Marital Roles: God’s Testimony in Marriage.” The booklet unpacks Genesis 2:18-25 and Ephesians 5:22-33 to reveal three truths about marriage. These truths are: (1) Wives should live for their husbands; (2) Husbands should die for their […]

MARITAL ROLES: MARRIAGE SHOULD LAST A LIFETIME

For the past few weeks I have been sharing the chapters to a new booklet I have completed on marriage. The booklet is entitled, “Marital Roles: God’s Testimony in Marriage.” It unpacks Genesis 2:18-25 and Ephesians 5:22-33 to reveal God’s design for marriage. This design is summarized in three points, which make up the chapters […]

MARITAL ROLES: HUSBANDS SHOULD DIE FOR THEIR WIVES

For the past couple of weeks I have been sharing the chapters to a booklet I have been developing on marriage. The booklet is entitled, “Marital Roles: God’s Testimony in Marriage.” The booklet is essentially an exposition of Paul’s instructions to husbands and wives in Ephesians 5, which reveals that marriage is designed to portray […]

MARITAL ROLES: WIVES SHOULD LIVE FOR THEIR HUSBANDS

Last week I shared the introduction to a booklet I am preparing for pre and post marital counseling. Today I want to share chapter one which is entitled, “Wives Should Live for Their Husbands.” My tenure in the ministry has revealed that the family is under attack. It seems that I receive a call or […]

MARITAL ROLES: GOD’S TESTIMONY IN MARRIAGE

The following paragraphs are the introduction to a small booklet I am currently writing on marriage. The booklet is entitled, Marital Roles: God’s Testimony in Marriage. The book unpacks Ephesians 5 and Genesis 2 to reveal how marriage is designed to be a living example of the gospel. I plan on personally using the book during […]

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