A Real Crisis, Created By A Lie

As I was preparing for my presentations at the ABCUSA Biennial last Saturday, some news broke which made my blood boil. It’s a crisis created in my name, whether I wanted it or not. It can’t be allowed to stand.

Say No To Cruelty

I want to speak about the crisis going on at our Southern Border. A crisis of our government’s own making.

Ashamed

I have seen, over the past few months, a number of well-meaning people asserting that one of the things Jesus came to accomplish was to free people from shame. From what I gathering, the claim is if people are released from the shackles of shame they will be free to become the people they will…

Faith In Action

Introduction Below is an edited version of the sermon I preached on January 29. It’s loosely based on James 2:14-26. “Loosely” because it’s not the sermon I had originally prepared. Events of this past week gnawed at my conscience, and led to a complete re-write Sunday morning, beginning around 6 AM. Message I had a…

A Sad “See You Soon”

Last night I said goodbye to a friend. Pastor Ronnie and his family had been part of my life since September of 2015, when they showed up in worship and he let me know he was looking to plant a Brazilian Baptist congregation. Central had been one of several churches identified as possible locations by…

Lady Liberty

I have long wanted to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Yesterday, I did. Ellis Island, in particular, fascinates me. The factory-like way between 5 and 10 thousand immigrants a day 1 seems rather dehumanizing. People were checked for anything which might cause them to become a public burden. As unsettling as the…