THE MESSAGE OF THANKSGIVING, IN 250 WORDS OR LESS

The local newspaper for the city in which I currently live asked me to answer the following question in 250 words or less: “What is your message of thanksgiving this season? What are you thankful for and why?”  In light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to share my response: My message of thanksgiving this […]

MORE THOUGHTS ON WATCHING THE JAMES FOLEY BEHEADING VIDEO

Earlier today I wrote a blog entitled, “Should I Watch the James Foley Beheading Video?” It was a question many people were asking, which is evidenced by the dialogue I received via social networks and private messages, as well as the traffic that reached the post from Google searches looking for the actual video. The blog wasn’t written […]

YOUR FREE GIFT FOR MY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

There is an old joke on marriage that makes me laugh nearly every time. It goes like this: Man: “My wife and I have been married for fifteen wonderful years!” Crowd: *applauds* Man: “We’ve been married for twenty-five years, but only fifteen of them have been wonderful!” Today marks eight wonderful years of marriage for me […]

WHAT IS THE ACHILLES HEEL OF YOUR WALK WITH GOD?

There is a legend in Greek mythology that details the story of a baby on whom a young death was prophesied. This baby’s name was Achilles. To thwart this prophecy, Achilles’ mother, Thetis, took him to the River Styx, a river that supposedly offered powers of invulnerability. Thetis placed her faith in this river’s fabled power, and […]

WHY DOES GOD LET TRAGEDY HAPPEN?

Last week my wife and I drove across the state of Texas to attend the funeral of her 19-year-old cousin, who had tragically passed away in a car accident the week before. The situation prompted a question that many Christians have asked in their respective tragedies, which is, “Why would God let this happen?” The eight hour […]

THE FAITH IN FIFTY YEARS: ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA, AND HOMOSEXUALITY

One of the most important questions that can be asked is, “What is truth?” As Christians, we believe that God’s Word is truth. Thus, if God’s Word says something like, “Do not steal,” then we know that the truth is that we shouldn’t steal. No questions asked. We also know (or should know) that if […]

I GOT THIS TATTOO TO SHARE THE GOSPEL

Disclaimer: This post is not designed to suggest that tattoos are sinful or not sinful, which is another topic, only to suggest that we ought to be mindful with what we do and how we do it when discovering ways to contextualize the gospel. The tattoo is simply used as a catalyst to jumpstart the […]

AN ALTAR ON WHICH TO DIE: A PLEA FOR THE INVITATION

I was raised in a church in which there was no “invitation,” a moment at the end of service designed to allow people to respond to God’s Word. To be clear, in light of the contextual mood of this post, this isn’t to say that this church is evil. I deeply appreciate my experience there. But, because of […]

CAN YOU BELIEVE IN GOD AND ALSO CALL SOMEONE A MOTHER [EXPLETIVE]?

You might have heard that David Letterman announced his retirement from The Late Show recently, a post he has held for several years. And you also might have heard that a guy named Stephen Colbert has been dubbed his replacement. Since this christening, Colbert has found widespread attention among a curious group of individuals–followers of […]

WHAT NOAH TEACHES US ABOUT EASTER, AND ABOUT OURSELVES

Most recently I invited Bill Watson, Criswell College’s Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, to Mission Dorado Baptist Church to preach our Palm Sunday service. Bill is a two time graduate of the Criswell College and is working on his PhD at the University of Texas in Dallas. Bill preached on Noah, which wasn’t inspired by […]

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