Money Matters: Stewardship 101

Money Matters: Stewardship 101

There once was a wealthy farmer. He had hundreds of acres, dozens of servants, and two pre-teen sons. One day, a neighbor stopped by the man’s house to chat. Seeing, in the field, the farmer’s own two children sweating beneath the towering shadows of the...

Hawking on Heaven's Door

First, Rob Bell told us that hell does not exist. Now, the famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking has told us that heaven does not exist. The afterlife, it seems, has fallen on hard times. In an exclusive interview with London’s Guardian newspaper, Hawking...

An Open Letter to a Parting Pastor

Dear Pastor Jamie, As you well know, today is your last full Sunday with us here at Forest Baptist Church (as our Minister to Students). Next week you will begin feeding and leading your new congregation (Greenville Baptist Church), as you preach for them and begin...
Cremation or Burial? My Thoughts…

Cremation or Burial? My Thoughts…

As a pastor, I never know exactly what each day holds. Sure, I have a schedule and some regular appointments, but God also brings me many unexpected interruptions. For instance, there are emergency hospital visits, unexpected deaths, and crisis counseling that often...