On My Recent Weight Loss

Last September, I had my first physical in five years. Like a lot of guys who don’t have beach bods, I didn’t particularly want to go. I knew I...

SBC Scandal & FBC Efforts

Last Sunday, The Houston Chronicle published a lengthy report about a horrifying crisis within the Southern Baptist Convention of churches: sexual...

The Stable: A Fable?

My wife collects nativity scenes. She owns all kinds: fragile family heirlooms, exotic ones from other countries, some that are hand-carved,...
“The Word from the Pastor” is a weekly bulletin insert and blog that our pastor writes. Often, the topics include current events, theology, personal reflections, or meditative musings.

On My Recent Weight Loss

Last September, I had my first physical in five years. Like a lot of guys who don’t have beach bods, I didn’t particularly want to go. I knew I should. But I didn’t want to. And so, the obvious thing happened: my wife made the appointment for me. As the old Chinese...

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SBC Scandal & FBC Efforts

Last Sunday, The Houston Chronicle published a lengthy report about a horrifying crisis within the Southern Baptist Convention of churches: sexual abuse and misconduct. The story was shocking. It was heartbreaking, disgusting, and horrifying. The more I read it, the...

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The Stable: A Fable?

My wife collects nativity scenes. She owns all kinds: fragile family heirlooms, exotic ones from other countries, some that are hand-carved, plastic, wooden, expensive, and cheap. They all look different. And yet, each one also looks the same. There is Joseph, Mary,...

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Back to School Prayer

School is back in. That means early morning alarm clocks, big yellow buses, #2 pencils, complicated syllabi, Friday night football, report cards, PTA, faculty meetings, ridiculous traffic in front of my house on Perrowville Road (AHHHH!!), and so much more.   ...

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A Koinonia Confession

Having been a preacher’s kid, I have many fond memories that other people do not.  These include practicing baptisms with my siblings in the pool, experiencing an old fashioned, country “pounding” (some of you don’t even know what that is…ask me, and I’ll explain),...

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About Tyler

Tyler holds a DMin and MDiv from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as an MAR from LBTS. Tyler serves as the teaching pastor at FBC,

Published Works

Popular Encyclopedia of Church History (Contributed Articles on: Charles Spurgeon & Youth With A Mission)

Eye, Eye, Preacher! (July/Aug 2015) Preaching Magazine.

Sermon Whittling: Edit Before You Preach (Sept/Oct 2013) Preaching Magazine. Also here

If It's Greek To You, Make It English to Them (March/April 2013) Preaching Magazine. Also here

Start With a Bang! - Crafting a Memorable Sermon Opener (March/April 2011) Preaching Magazine. Also here

Ten Commandments for Preaching (March/April 2010) Preaching Magazine. Also here