Lottie Moon

I wrote this brief explanation for our church as to why Lottie Moon is important to international missions. I share it here for your encouragement. As I said, yesterday, this week I will be sending out an email each day to focus our attention on international...

What Is Sunday Worship?

I’m gonna keep this simple, but hopefully not simplistic. As you consider your corporate gathering of believers (typically on the first day of the week), there are three ways to think about it. You can think of it as an event, a participation, or a...

Why This Baptist Follows the Revised Common Lectionary

The church I pastor,┬áChrist the Redeemer, is a congregation that seeks to appreciate the tradition of the Church at-large without a lot of the pomp. It is a middle ground between what is called “low church” (a service opting for as earthy as...

Sanitized Christianity

Below is a letter I just sent out to our church. I believe it might encourage and enliven your own faith, and share it with you to that end. — Redeemer, What a gift yesterday was as we celebrated Pentecost Sunday. As I shared in my opening comments, it is a sad...