Bob Cratchit: The Anti-Scrooge

Each year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I read the Charles Dicken’s short story, A Christmas Carol. For more than a decade now, I’ve...

The Basics of Believer’s Baptism

This last Sunday, we had the joy of celebrating the ordinance of baptism together. Despite what some think, baptism is not “just about the person...

The Legless Running Idol

I have fallen in love. I don’t know how else to explain it. I could use the words enjoy or relish. But nothing captures how I feel like that...
“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.
SBC Scandal & FBC Efforts

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?

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

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

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