I like to post pictures of my kids and family, delicious food I enjoy with my wife, a few quotes from Christian books I’m reading, and an occasional funny Christian meme on social media. But I rarely engage in online debates. Whenever I open Facebook or Twitter for my daily source of encouragement (I’m joking), … More Why Should Pastors Avoid Online Quarrels?
I recently read a children’s biography on the life of John Stott. I picked it up because I knew I could finish it in one sitting and maybe pass it on to my children in a few years. John Stott is one of my heroes in the faith. The Cross of Christ was a book that significantly … More Lessons from the Life of John Stott
Introduction Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in a recent press conference said, “For a while, life is not going to be the way it used to be in the United States.” We are not sure when life will return to “normal.” Anxiety begins attacking the heart … More Peace in Uncertain Times
One of the main duties of a pastor is to “preach the Word” (2 Tim. 4:2). Many pastors, however, often feel great anxiety before preaching God’s Word and sometimes feel great depression when the sermon was not a home-run. Paul’s exhortation to Timothy often gives me great encouragement whenever I feel that I “bombed” a … More Five Tips for Progress in Preaching
I have had the privilege of serving in one church my entire Christian life under a pastor who served the same flock for over three decades until his passing this last year. Statistics tell us that only 50% of ministers starting out will not last five years . I have to admit that I am … More Why Younger Pastors Need Older Pastors