Heroes You Should Know: John Knox

Knox was a faithful preacher until the end of his brief life. Because of his unwavering preaching, Queen Mary of Scots considered him “the most dangerous man in all her realm.”

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Seven Surefire Ways to Ruin Your Church Experience

Most people want to have a positive worship experience. But if you secretly want to ruin your church experience, here are seven surefire ways to do it.

A Pastor’s Perspective on Pastor Appreciation Month

October is generally recognized as Pastor Appreciation Month.  At least, that’s the impression I got while visiting the local Christian book store.  They seemed to be capitalizing on a lot of “I love my pastor” junk marked at premium prices. (Smart shoppers will stock up in November for next year!) Don’t misunderstand me.  Pastors love that […]

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief: Bringing love to the hurting in Oklahoma

I watched with sadness and horror this week as an unbelievable tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. The twister destroyed or damaged 13,000 homes. It touched down at 2:56pm, 16 minutes after the National Weather Service put out a warning, and remained on the ground for 40 minutes. It was more than a mile wide and pummelled […]

“It’s just chopped ham!”

I sat across the lunch table with my friend, John Shoemake. Our conversation had denigrated to his love for Spam. Call me spoiled, sissy, or whatever, but it is a personal goal of mine never to eat any meat that could survive a nuclear holocaust. In defense of his laughable canned meat affection, John made […]