What I Am Most Thankful For

What I Am Most Thankful For

Nobody has a perfect life, so there will always be something legitimate for us to complain about. Inspired by the Pilgrims, we set aside a day to thank God for the blessings in our lives – so I’ll prime the pump for you with this brief post about what I am...
The Reformation Started as a Conversation

The Reformation Started as a Conversation

/ Martin Luther did not set out to start a movement. The Reformation all started with a conversation, or scheduled debate, among his professor peers. Luther entered an Augustinian monastery in 1505 and began reading the New Testament in the original Greek. He...
Paul Powell Legacy Library

Paul Powell Legacy Library

My childhood pastor Paul W. Powell, was a great pastor and communicator. His successor at Green Acres, Dr. David Dykes has created the online Paul Powell Legacy Library to ensure that this treasure of insights was not lost. The online Library contains a growing number...
Are You a Church Planter or a Pirate?

Are You a Church Planter or a Pirate?

I assume the best of motives for pastors and lay-people who desire to plant a new campus or church without hurting other local churches. There are some inevitable mistakes every church planter or planting church will make, but some mis-steps have further reaching...
4 Ways to Blow Your Ministry Exit

4 Ways to Blow Your Ministry Exit

I have several pastor friends who are looking down the barrel of retirement. Some are fearlessly excited about their next chapter of life and ministry. Some are flat out frightened by the whole idea of leaving the pastorate. All of us want to finish strong one day...
A Flood of Relief

A Flood of Relief

When the largest rainstorm in U.S. history evoked historic flooding, it also triggered a flood of relief – which has been beautiful to watch. It has been one week since Harvey landed as a category 4 hurricane in Texas. Today he is still pestering neighborhoods...