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A Glorious Transfer

“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,” (Colossians‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬) The central aspect of Jesus’s ministry on earth was his atoning death. Jesus had to die for the sins of those who would believe (John 3:16). Yes, his perfect life matters just as […]

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A Culture of Grace

In the last five posts in this series, I wanted to show the things you needed to look for in your search of a church home. Those things included sound doctrine, expository preaching, church discipline, congregational singing, and a plurality of elders. These are all well and good. A church needs to have these in […]

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The More (Elders), the Merrier

If you look at the average Southern Baptist (or even non-denominational) church, you will quickly notice it’s a one-man show. In other words, there’s only one pastor. Quite frankly, nobody blinks an eye because it’s normal. But just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s the most biblical. When searching for a church home, one of […]

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Can You Hear the Congregation Singing?

“We have a ginormous worship team,” Jared C. Wilson tweeted recently. “It’s called ‘the congregation.’” This tweet, though tongue-in-cheek, is quite precise in its criticism. It speaks to a glaring issue within the evangelical church. When most churches want the worship team to be large, flashy, and concert-like, we need to regain the beautiful, harmonious […]

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Getting Behind The Death of Porn

The Death of Porn: Men of Integrity Building a World of Nobility is a one-of-a-kind book. It is not your ordinary how-to-stop-looking-at-porn book, but one that attacks it from a different angle. It focuses on creating a movement–“building a world of nobility”–and he invites us to come along. “That’s why I wrote this book–to start […]

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Looking for a Church? Church Discipline Should be on Your List

Church discipline is a tough subject. I get it. Who wants to talk about something as weighty as that? And even more, what does church discipline actually look like? However, we must talk about it. Why? The church is made up of sinners. Any church to attend, you will find a group of sinners that […]

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Total Depravity and Clinical Anxiety

During my senior year of college, I was lying down on my bed one evening reading some tweets from a Christian theologian. As I continued scrolling, suddenly I began to feel extremely cold. As the coldness set in, my heart — from out of nowhere — started to pound like I had just run a […]

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Gospel Smugness is 99 Cents (Kindle)

Friends, I simply wanted to let you know, for the time being, my book Gospel Smugness is 99 cents for Kindle! Link is below.

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Why the Church Needs Expository Preaching

The pulpit drives the church. There is no question about that. The culture, theological understanding, and overall atmosphere of the church has a direct correlation with the method and content of the preaching each Sunday. If the preaching is shallow, the church—as a whole—will be shallow. In other words, shallow preaching produces shallow Christians. With […]

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Look for Sound Doctrine

Looking for a church is one of the most important things you will do. In an age of consumerism and church-hoppers, we need to regain the brevity that comes with finding a church home. When doing so, several factors should be involved. When I became a Christian, my then-girlfriend (now my wife) and I began […]