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Review of Renovate by Léonce Crump

There is a growing awareness that transience in life in general and ministry in particular doesn’t produce healthy lives. In Renovate Léonce Crump shares his journey of learning to love the place of ministry God had called him to, Atlanta, and how that has affected him and his ministry. 224 more words

Adopted Into God's Family (1 John 3:1-10)

This was originally posted at The Biblical Recorder.

I will always remember the moment that Laura and I received Solomon into our care. We were in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 326 more words


I was sick and you visited me.

I officiated the funeral for a friend, Jimmy Owens, Saturday. Jimmy would never have become my friend had I not visited him. When I came to my current church I had been told about Jimmy, that he had been a regular attender until a health condition prevented him from coming. 282 more words

Review of Lay it Down

Lay it Down by Bill Tell reminds those nearing burn out of the hope and freedom found in the gospel. Personal confession, those of us in the ministry are often prone to living our Christian lives based upon our performance losing sight of the fact that we stand based upon Christ’s performance for us. 203 more words

How To Be the Church When the Pastor Can't Be the Pastor

Ever since my jaw fracture forced me to the pastoral sidelines, I’ve given some thought to this question. How can a pastor’s extended absence from his church result in their greater good? 597 more words


A Christmas Devotion

One of my favorite accounts surrounding the birth of Christ involved a man named Simeon. Simeon was a righteous and devout man. During his life, the Holy Spirit promised him that he would not see death until he had seen the savior of the world. 249 more words


The Message of God (Jonah 3)

This is an excerpt from a message I preached at Fairview Baptist Church. You can watch the whole thing here.

God offers to transform our lives with grace. 516 more words