Dreams and Visions

Well before I wrote The Kingdom Focused Church book, and became senior pastor of Judson Baptist Church in Nashville, and even until this day, I have yet to meet a pastor, parent, or a leader who does not have dreams.  Dreams for churches, families, organizations are...

Ashamed?

I have recently read or heard several believers state that they are ashamed to be called or referred to as “Christians.”  The claim is usually made that Christians are so vilified in culture that the term is actually harmful to our witness and work. Most...

Marriage and Culture

A  Judge in California recently ruled that the State’s Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. In his ruling the judge opined that the majority of voters in California who voted for the measure did so out of an irrational bias toward homosexuals because of...

The Power of Commitments

We just finished Vacation Bible School this week at my church with a record number of children and workers.  I am always amazed at the power of commitments that turn out the most interesting responses.  On any give day last week there were parents who committed to get...

The Picture and the Pieces

To me, life can often be compared to putting together a jigsaw puzzle.  With the picture of the puzzle in view, the pieces can be put together successfully.  With only the pieces however, it is nearly impossible to make sense of the picture and frustrating to attempt...