Many in the west hear these words and picture primitive worshipers bowing down to man made statues. However, the Bible also describes a kind of idolatry that takes place in the heart (Ezekiel 14:4).
Believe it or not, even pastors have regular devotions. We struggle. We get frustrated. We get discouraged. We fall short.
As a regular pastor I get excited about the occasional opportunity to “go” to church with my family. While there are certain things I do want to hear on these occasional Sundays, there are also a number of things I don’t want to hear.
My favorite part of summer vacation isn’t getting away from the busyness of life … it’s getting to “go” to church with my family. In particular, I get excited about listening to good preaching with my family.
Thanks a million to those of you who kept up with this site over the last nine months. Below I’ve linked the most viewed articles I’ve shared from September 2017 to May 2018.
I want to introduce you to a ministry called Nourishing the Nations. This ministry was started by two of my heroes, Chris and Leesa Harrington.
Several weeks back I wrote an article titled, “The Southern Baptist Convention Has a Paige Patterson Problem.” We still have that problem. Those who have followed the story know the basic issues.
In 2008 I was a young pastor in Kentucky. It was Sunday after church, and I was having lunch with one of the coolest guys I knew, an undercover narcotic agent. My law enforcement friend (and his girlfriend) had been visiting our church for several months.
In an age of efficiency, pragmatism, and numbers, Robert E. Coleman has proposed a revolutionary, yet ancient, strategy of evangelism in his classic work The Master Plan of Evangelism.