- Published on October 5, 2015
I hate being limited. When I want to do something, I want to be able to just go do it. Yet, I look around and see all kinds of limitations on my life.
Some of these limitations are put there by God. I have seen many times in the past where God has limited me by circumstances in order to protect me from something.
- Published on June 18, 2015
I pastored for over twelve years before going “on the road” to raise support for our new church planting project. As a pastor, my experience with missionaries has been overwhelmingly positive, and as a “missionary,” my experience with pastors and churches has been 100% positive. I have not had a bad church visit, yet.
However, as I talk with and fellowship with other missionaries, there are some common (and some not-so-common) things that many wish they could communicate to pastors.
- Published on June 17, 2015
My experience with missionaries during my time as pastor was very positive. During my time "on the road," I have been able to talk with many pastors, who have shared their experiences with missionaries. Again, the experience of most pastors is very positive -- but every pastor has one or two stories of things that went very wrong with visiting missionaries. Below are pieces of advice culled not only from my own time as pastor but also from numerous pastors I have visited with and fellowshipped with. A missionary who takes these things to heart will avoid many potential problems as they visit churches.
- Published on June 9, 2015
God has been so good.
Since leaving Maine again in early April, God has given us one good meeting after another. Everywhere we go, the Spirit is already there preparing the way and ordering our steps.
- Published on March 3, 2015
Tennessee Temple University, after almost 70 years in operation in Highland Park, is set to close after this semester.
Trustees are set to vote on Tuesday morning to merge Temple with Piedmont International University of Winston-Salem, N.C. Students who are not graduating this semester would have the option to continue their education there. Bryan College in Dayton, Tn., and Shorter College at Rome, Ga., would be other options.
The closing follows the shutdown several years ago of Tennessee Temple High School.
- Published on March 3, 2015
An imprisoned creation science evangelist and Baptist minister who refuted evolutionary theory and who has served eight years of a ten-year prison sentence faced trial in Florida today as he fights a new charge that could put him behind bars for life.
Kent Hovind, the founder of Creation Science Evangelism out of Pensacola, Florida, has been incarcerated since 2007 over 58 federal counts, 45 of which centered on alleged “structuring,” a term that refers to breaking up one’s banking transactions into smaller amounts in order to avoid reporting.
- Published on October 15, 2014
A federal judge ruled that a biblically based denunciation of homosexuality was a “crime against humanity.”
In his decision in the case of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) v. Lively, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Ponsor held that Scott Lively, an evangelical pastor, was “aiding and abetting a crime against humanity” when Lively spoke in Uganda and in America against homosexual behavior.
Ponsor wrote in his 79-page opinion that Lively’s message was “analogous to a terrorist designing and manufacturing a bomb in this country, which he then mails to Uganda with the intent that it explode there.”