HOW I DO PREMARITAL COUNSELING

My most successful premarital counseling experience is what some might consider a failure. This is because, the day before the wedding, the couple I counseled decided not to marry. It was a very emotional decision for both individuals, one that did not come lightly. I consider it a success though, because the break up happened prior […]

THE UNBIBLICAL CALLING OF THE PASTOR

How would you respond if asked, “What does Dr. Pepper taste like?” It’s hard to answer, because Dr. Pepper’s taste is the result of a blend, a marvelous blend mind you, of 23 flavors. And while the blend of flavors for this “DP” is outright amazing, there is another “DP” whose blend of flavors is downright stressing. […]

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 […]

THREE WAYS I’VE LEARNED TO RESPOND TO ANTAGONISTS

There is an episode on the comedy sitcom The King of Queens, in which Carrie Heffernan is shunned from every nail salon in the neighborhood because of her poor attitude towards her manicurist. As it turns out, the nail salons are in cahoots with one another, and whenever she angrily leaves one they fax her picture to […]

EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT: GETTING THE WORD OUT ABOUT YOUR CHURCH’S MINISTRY

The other day I received a text message from a fellow pastor inquiring about some of our church’s publication methods. This prompted me to consider all of the things our fellowship does to get the word out about our ministry. This blog is thus a collection of ideas we have implemented over the course of […]

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