The Legless Running Idol

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 four-letter word: love. And what am I in love with? Running. Yes. As odd as it sounds, I’m here to confess: “My name is Tyler....
LATIN FOR DUMMIES…I MEAN, BAPTISTS

LATIN FOR DUMMIES…I MEAN, BAPTISTS

I do not read Latin. I’ve never studied it or had a course in it. But I do know that this language has shaped and formed Christianity down the ages. Believe it or not, this dead language still plays a significant role in our living faith. And it is helpful, for all of...
Advice for College Students

Advice for College Students

Another semester is here. Young men and women from across the globe have descended on the Burg for another nine months. Most of us locals love what you students do to our economy while resenting what you do to our traffic (especially on Wards Road!) I, for one,...
Sabbatical Takeaways

Sabbatical Takeaways

It was the great philosopher Arnold Schwarzenegger who said, “I’ll be back.” In July, I made that same promise (without the Austrian accent). Now it’s come true. Like it or not, I’m back! Back at FBC. Back in the pulpit. And back for another season of ministry. (For...
My Sabbatical: Overview & Preview

My Sabbatical: Overview & Preview

In March 2011, I was the pastor of FBC. I was an exhausted, frazzled, and worn out pastor. The demands of ministry had taken a toll. I even had fleeting thoughts of a “normal” 9-5 job. Instead, I came to our church leadership and requested a sabbatical. The...