In 18th century England there was virtually no zeal in the church to participate in reaching "every nation" with the gospel. But William Carey (b. 1761) had different ideas than most of his contemporaries. His heart was stirred for the unreached. While working as a shoe maker, William Carey made … [Read more...] about Holding the Ropes
We Christians try really hard, but sometimes the ideas that we come up with are just plain awful! This 62 foot high Jesus statue, apparently supposed to be Jesus worshipping faces the northbound lane of I-75 in Monroe, Ohio (North of Cincinnati). Because of the hand positions of the Jesus statue … [Read more...] about Touchdown Jesus?
Last week my wife and I were in the Cincinnati area meeting with current ministry partners and casting the vision to others. While we were there it became clear that God had us there for more reasons than we initially thought... A friend of ours, who serves within the student leadership team of … [Read more...] about He Determined the Times and Places
Here's a great interview with Adrian Warnock and Ed Stetzer. Ed brilliantly points out two different camps that we see in evangelical Christendom today: the 'theologically minded' and the 'evangelistically effective'. Many see these streams as mutually exclusive. But according to Ed, 'he wants it … [Read more...] about Are you “Theologically Minded” or “Evangelistically Effective”. Can you be BOTH?
George Gregory, who has been a part of King's Park International Church in Raleigh N.C. for the past ten years will be working with Ron Lewis and the Morningstar New York church on their multi site church strategy and spearheading the effort to start a new church "campus" in Harlem. If you are … [Read more...] about Church Plant in Harlem
I frequently hear or read interesting quotes that are worth sharing. Here is one I heard in a recent sermon. "Yesterday is the past. Tomorrow is the future. Today is a gift - That's why they call it the present." (Bill Keen) … [Read more...] about Makes You Say “Hmmm…”
Earlier this week I was in Nashville co-hosting an Every Nation collegiate conference. The 103 Conference put on by AARM (African American Resource Ministry) attempted to bring together students from today's 103 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs for short. Historically Black … [Read more...] about 103 HBCU Conference
While on our honeymoon, my wife Katie and I visited many interesting places. ("My wife!"...I'm still getting used to saying that, but it is pretty stinkin' cool!) One of the places we visited was Savannah, GA. It is a really fascinating historic city dating back to the 18th century. That's pretty … [Read more...] about First African Baptist Church, Savannah GA
Tomorrow marks three weeks since the day I pledged my heart to the girl I love! It has been absolutely AMAZING so far. After a beautiful ceremony and reception spent with all the people that we love the most - much thanks to Katie's parents for all that - we headed out on a two week honeymoon. I am … [Read more...] about Being Married is Awesome!
I am so excited! Today, is my birthday! But the far bigger reason that I am so excited is that exactly one week from today I will be marrying the most beautiful, amazing woman I have ever met! Praise the Lord! As I sit in front of this screen, all I can do is smile! As I have grown older many of … [Read more...] about One Week!
Unity is such a central theme throughout the New Testament, and is emphasized throughout the Bible as a whole. Psalm 133:1 says "how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity". Paul urged early Christians to to "maintain the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians … [Read more...] about Solidarity
This morning as I was going for a run I was huffing and puffing my way up a really big hill near where I live and I started thinking about the amazing similarities between running and fasting. (I know it's weird, but I think it was God.) While fasting we deny our physical body and are able to feel … [Read more...] about Fasting, Running and My Need for God