The Love Deficit in the Church

On Sunday, I had the privilege of preaching at Valley Bible Church in Radford, Virginia. The message was titled The Love Deficit in the Church. I began with “Bon Jovi had it right when he said, ‘Shot through the heart and you’re to blame.. You give love a bad name.’” The American church has given …

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A response to Jen Hatmaker

Having not been invited to speak in large churches in the first place, I figure that I’ve had similar experiences so I could readily identify with her indignation. Her blog entry is a beautifully-written description of the importance of Christians having a loving heart towards all people. She expresses deep concern for how some in the American church have turned off genuine seekers by their arrogance and judgmental attitude.

Review: Crazy Love

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan My short synopsis is: “One of those simple but powerful books that challenges comfortable “Christianity.” Can being a Christian really be “comfortable?” Peaceful perhaps. But anything but comfortable.” This is one of those generational message books. It seems that often the Lord seems to raise …

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Chemo hero

Carolyn began her chemo yesterday at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. The tenth floor hasn’t changed very much from our last go-round there. You walk into what used to be a dual-occupancy room, and there are three nice easy-chairs there. A nurse checks you in, orders your chemo meds from the pharmacy, and then you …

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The scooter that love bought

This past Sunday was a powerful one at our church. Consider the following as part of the planned schedule: Baptist Collegiate Ministry praise band led worship 2 reps from the International Mission Board spoke I preached in the Life Essentials series – topic: Satan & Sin Lunch meeting with the 2 leaders from the IMB …

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