5 Tips for Topical Sermons

Justin Holcomb at the Resurgence gives this advice for pastors, especially in light of a special Sunday like Mother’s Day. Number 5 is particularly helpful: Your role is not to serve as a host for a special moment or to be an armchair critic of where our culture has goofed on motherhood or viewing women. You…

“Authority in the Home” (a Sermon About Marriage)

Here’s a fantastic sermon by Matt Chandler about the way husband and wives should love each other in the home.  Great for men and women alike.  Chandler, in his signature way, encourages, challenges, and exhorts us to biblically live out this glorious and mysterious thing called marriage. It’s one of the best I’ve heard.  So…

Joburg Summer Project

Part 8 in a 10 part series. View series intro and index. There are too many pictures from this 5-week period to share them all.  These don’t do justice to the wonderful, Christ-filled experience of this mission’s trip!

The Dark Exchanges of Romans 1

Paul wastes no time laying the smack down in Romans 1.  He has a mission: to preach the gospel.  The gospel is the good news that God has come to us in the person of Jesus Christ to reconcile us to God, remove the wrath of God from us, justify us before God, and forgive…

Abortion and Artemis: The Damning Desire of Lust for Wealth

FoxNews reports that a Planned Parenthood worker in Texas quit after seeing an ultrasound of a baby being aborted.  Here’s a snippet: Abby Johnson, 29, used to escort women from their cars to the clinic in the eight years she volunteered and worked for Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas. But she says she knew it…