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We all want to be successful... - Monday, August 3rd 2015 2:34 PM
Football is almost here!  For many of my friends, they could care less but for those of us who have played the game, this is a blessed time of year because we have the...
Is the Destination worth the Journey? (Part 2) - Friday, May 15th 2015 5:50 PM
A courier is a unique job because you get to go to many different places, meet interesting people along the way, and save the jobs of those who either forgot to ship something,...
Is the Destination worth the Journey? - Friday, May 8th 2015 1:05 AM
During the couple of years I spent as a courier, I had the opportunity to travel to many states without spending any money.  In fact, I got paid well to travel since I was...
Skyline Chili and the NACC - Friday, April 24th 2015 12:10 AM
The North American Christian Convention (NACC) will be in Cincinnati this year, and I am looking forward to being near the Seminary for the first time as a graduate.  The last...
The Foundation of a New Testament Sermon - Monday, April 20th 2015 6:27 PM
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about styles of preaching and how we need to be careful when trying to push one particular style above another.  The context of the community is...
Why Can't They Just Lose the Game? - Tuesday, April 14th 2015 11:29 PM
Hello.  My name is Earl, and I’m an Atlanta Braves fan.  No, I am not a fan who began in the 1990s.  I started in 1982 when they were a good team.  Of course the...
There is only one right way to cut my grass - Monday, April 6th 2015 11:13 PM
As we are into the first full week of April, the “April showers” are giving us a rather wet beginning to spring.  As the old saying goes, “April showers bring...
Study to Show Yourself Approved part 2 - Saturday, January 24th 2015 3:55 AM
My previous article focused on the need for proper research in a sermon during prep time.  I focused on the attitude that some preachers have towards research and our common...
Study to Show Yourself Approved - Monday, January 19th 2015 4:01 PM
I am part of a Facebook group of preachers where we discuss different topics that are relevant to our particular environment we serve in.  We also tend to comment on popular...
Christian Culture vs. the World - Saturday, January 10th 2015 2:23 PM
Christian bookstores, Christian schools, Christian dating sites, Christian TV, and Christian movies exist for the purpose of encouraging believers to live a life pleasing to God...
Do all dogs go to heaven? - Wednesday, December 17th 2014 3:33 PM
As the latest in a long line of interesting discussions unfold, the age old question has resurfaced:  Do all dogs go to heaven?  Contrary to what the movie tells us, the Bible...
How much time does the Spirit need? - Wednesday, October 29th 2014 12:09 PM
I read an article about sports this morning, and as is the case with most online articles, the comments section was more interesting than the article itself.  The discussion in...
The Multi-Cultural Church - Thursday, October 16th 2014 6:51 PM
It was an awesome privilege to be able to preach for the Homecoming celebration at my home church in Fairburn GA last Sunday.  It was 10 years ago when I stood in the pulpit...
We Speak - Monday, October 6th 2014 10:49 PM
At our NACC October planning sessions, we have praise and worship along with a sermon on Monday night to set the right tone as we get ready for a full day of planning on...
Unreached People Groups - Thursday, September 25th 2014 9:38 PM
What happens to people who die without learning about Jesus? This is a question that haunts most preachers because no matter how you answer it, somebody will be upset.  If...
Church Growth Strategy gone wrong - Wednesday, September 24th 2014 12:54 PM
    When I was in Walmart the other day, I came across an interesting sight that reminded of the time when I worked for Publix. If you look at the first picture, you...
Follow up thoughts about judging - Friday, September 19th 2014 10:32 AM
To follow up with my post about judging, I would like to pose a couple of questions: 1. Why are we so afraid of people judging us? It seems to me that we are so paranoid...
Don't Judge Me! - Thursday, September 18th 2014 3:48 AM
Recently, I had another encounter with the “Judge not” kind of people who did not like what was being discussed.  I wasn’t the one who started the...
Preaching Better Sermons - Wednesday, August 27th 2014 5:37 PM
Once again, these "Para-church" leadership websites delivered material for me to write about. I read 2 articles that I would like to address in 1 post. The first article was...
Taking Care of the People who Take Care of the Church - Wednesday, August 13th 2014 11:33 AM
Through the beauty of the DVR, I was able to watch the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Speeches one at a time rather than taking 4 hours out of the day to watch the...
Fasting - Friday, August 1st 2014 10:40 AM
As we begin the month of August, I would like to call attention to a neglected spiritual discipline. As a church, we have entered a month long period of prayer and fasting in...
Living on a tiny rock - Friday, July 18th 2014 2:04 AM
I was reading an article on Yahoo that intrigued me. Here is part of the article: "Nick Hancock of Scotland broke out a tiny bottle of champagne and celebrated alone Thursday...
The more things change, the more they stay the same - Wednesday, July 16th 2014 10:56 PM
On the 4th of July, we went down to Newnan to see the fireworks but we needed to eat supper first.  We drove around looking at various options, and we finally decided to try...
Marital Bliss - Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 11:58 PM
This past Monday, Michael and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary, and in honor of the 7 years, I was going to write out 7 lessons I learned in 7 years. However, the more I...
Facebook is not the problem - Thursday, June 19th 2014 11:18 AM
Last week, I decided to take a break from posting on my Facebook wall and limit my time logged in so I could spend time in the “real world.”  Instead of...