Author Archive

book review – when will my life not suck?

25 August 2011

When a review copy of Ramon Presson’s new book, “When will my life not suck?” appears in the mail, I have mixed feelings. I deeply appreciate New Growth Press, and I read nearly everything they publish. Ramon Presson intrigues me as a new author, but his book’s title really bothers me. It seems over the […]

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extraordinary family reunion

5 August 2011

Toward the end of a recent family vacation my grandmother and I went to an unexpected family reunion. People from all over central and eastern Kentucky had gathered for the occasion. My grandfather, great grandparents, great uncles and aunts, many cousins, and my great great grandparents were all present. It was an extraordinary occasion, and […]

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the gospel unites

22 March 2011

By far one of the ugliest cars in my lifetime has been the AMC Pacer. Not only was it unsightly, but it also suffered design flaws and quirks that crippled its sales and sealed its automotive doom. Production lasted from 1975 until 1980 and nearly 300,000 plucky people chose to own one. Today only small […]

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divine appointments

15 March 2011

I spend a lot of time with people. They are an important part of life, but they are also an intentional aspect of Christian ministry. Jesus, for example, ministered to multitudes of people, he discipled twelve men, and he focused most on three followers: Peter, James and John. In a similar way, God has entrusted […]

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love God entirely (part 2)

3 March 2011

The greatest commandment challenged the Scribe and it confronts us today.

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love God entirely (part 1)

1 March 2011

Love for God and other people are easily eclipsed by our relentless self-love.

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extraordinary moments in ministry

17 February 2011

the extraordinary moments in ministry are actually when ordinary sinners magnify the immeasurable grace of God.

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leadership embraces the future (part 2)

8 February 2011

New leaders need experience and experienced leaders are ideal tutors through their initial ministry endeavors.

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leadership embraces the future (part 1)

20 January 2011

Even the most gifted, influential lead pastor must be forward looking and empower future leaders.

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snowlanta and sovereignty

14 January 2011

In spite of our best efforts and our most ingenious inventions, humans have God-ordained limits.

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