The Awkwardness of Praise and the Cancer it Feeds

“Whenever a man is praised it is meet for him to think about his sins and then consider, he should say ‘I am unworthy of the things that are said about me.” —Anonymous One of my professor colleagues at the seminary I taught at in California had a raw bluntness that cut through false modesty … More The Awkwardness of Praise and the Cancer it Feeds

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One Powerful Paragraph Saturated with Christ and Gospel Truth

From the first sentence to last there is enough in this one paragraph to meditate for a month. (The capitalization and color emphasis is mine.) “Let us make crystal clear at the beginning of each new day, all we will get from God as believers in Jesus is MERCY. Whatever pleasures or pains may come … More One Powerful Paragraph Saturated with Christ and Gospel Truth

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Reading Matthew and Thinking about “The Chosen”

Scene from “The Chosen” 9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him,  “Follow me.”  And he rose and followed him. 10 And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his … More Reading Matthew and Thinking about “The Chosen”

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Our New Church

We are planting a new church in Rock Hill, SC focused on the southwest corner of town. Our community is the three-mile radius surrounding South Pointe High School and we are very excited about the growing company of men and women God is assembling to bring a fresh expression of the gospel to the ethnically … More Our New Church

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A Shelter in the Storm

Blessing the Night An Evening Benediction to Sanctify the Night “Lord, there is a storm in the weather report and the rushing winds are swaying the trees and loudly proclaiming their power, but it is You that wields them and in them you remind us that your judgments are just and your mercies are great.” … More A Shelter in the Storm

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