Is That the Worst You can Do?

“The assured Christian may smile with contempt upon all his enemies, and say, ‘Is this the worst that you can do?’” (John Flavel) Christians are not the popular kids at school anymore. Each day we wake up living in a society that, for the most part, wants nothing more than to see us crumble. ThisContinue reading “Is That the Worst You can Do?”

The Difference Between Harsh and Foul Language

In one scenario (and in many others), we see Jesus again confronting the Pharisees. However, in these confrontations Jesus wasn’t flipping any tables but was also not mincing words when it came to how He felt about the Pharisees. Ponder these piercing words Jesus speaks to the Pharisees: “You brood of vipers! How can youContinue reading “The Difference Between Harsh and Foul Language”

Purchase Gospel Smugness (Through Me)

Hello everybody! I just received a bulk order of my first book, Gospel Smugness: Displaying Christlike Character in Evangelism in the mail. I wanted to make this book available to you through me, if you didn’t want to go through Amazon. I have 30 copies. If you would like to purchase one through me, youContinue reading “Purchase Gospel Smugness (Through Me)”

We’re Always in Gospel School

When I took my last class in high school, I had the privilege of walking across the stage and throwing my cap in the air. I had graduated high school. Four years later—an even bigger accomplishment—I was blessed to do the same thing, except from college. And two years after that I had the distinctContinue reading “We’re Always in Gospel School”

When Repetition is a Good Thing

There are many contemporary Christian worship songs that, when used during Sunday service, are put on repeat to the end that they are simply mind-numbing. There is no substance, only emotion. The mind is not being used. It is thrown out the window in the name of an “experience.” Is it inherently wrong to haveContinue reading “When Repetition is a Good Thing”

Acting Like Spiritual 16-Year-Olds

Ponder this illustrative story by my late uncle, Keith Long, in his devotional Room to Grow: Daily Thoughts for Men: “So, how are we going to work this?” I asked John Arrington as he drove to the house where we were to pick up two sisters for a double date. We were both sixteen andContinue reading “Acting Like Spiritual 16-Year-Olds”

Gospel Smugness Now Available

It is with great delight that I announce my first book, Gospel Smugness: Displaying Christlike Character in Evangelism, is officially available to purchase from Amazon! Foreword by Dustin BengeEndorsements from Justin Peters, Justin Huffman, Kofi Adu-Boahen, Don Currin, Dennis Gundersen, and Erik Reed Two years of work into this and it’s finally here! Praising GodContinue reading “Gospel Smugness Now Available”