Revival in Distress

“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.” -Ps. 107:19 If repentance is a gateway for revival, then distress is a blessing. Naturally we are more apt to turn to God in repentance when we are experiencing the bone breaking pain or panic stricken fear of crisis. It is often in these…

Kingdom angst and the SBC

I am really no one of extreme importance when it comes to Southern Baptist life. In that regard this post may be useless. I am a graduate of Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Liberty Theological Seminary. I have been in Southern Baptist church settings all of my life. As a pastor I have served four churches, all Southern…

The people you love the most, hurt the most.

Over the years Angela and I have interacted with so many parents of teenagers and young adults who are experiencing excruciating pain. I was reminded of that again this weekend (Easter weekend) as I prayed with several whose experience of pain in relation to their children overshadows even the joy of celebrating the resurrection of Christ. When your teenager or…