Seven Things About Sutherland Springs

November 9th 2017 No comments yet  

More than two-dozen people died Sunday during worship at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man killed them. Hundreds weep. Millions wonder why.

As a follower of Jesus and a pastor, I am feeling a deep mix of emotions and thoughts related to this shooting. What a senseless loss of life. What a tragic theft of liberty. What a disorienting blow to the people of the church, the pastor, and everyone who has found themselves swept up in the aftermath of this horror.

Allow me to process with these seven responses to …

Lessons on the Track

May 12th 2017 No comments yet  

Have you ever noticed how much more enjoyable exercise is with a friend? On Sunday evening, I had a dear friend invite me to go for a walk at a local school track. As we went ‘round and ‘round the track, we laughed and shared about our week, and before we knew it, we had walked for an hour. Last night, I went to the track on my own to enjoy the beautiful spring evening, and as I was walking, three dads and their three young sons (about eight years old) showed …

Healing from Shame

March 15th 2017 No comments yet  

open handsSpecial thanks go to Dr. Andi Thacker, assistant professor of Biblical counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary, for contributing this article. 

As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I felt regret. Stressors piled up and got the best of me, and now I heaped those uncontrollable frustrations upon someone I love. My loved one melted under a barrage of words, and, instantly, I too felt flooded with emotion. Too often this is an experience that characterizes many of our relational interactions. We inflict damage upon those we love …

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