book review – when will my life not suck?

Posted by on 25 August 2011 at 2:07 am

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 […]

extraordinary family reunion

Posted by on 5 August 2011 at 8:53 pm

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 […]

the gospel unites

Posted by on 22 March 2011 at 9:11 am

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 […]

divine appointments

Posted by on 15 March 2011 at 7:48 pm

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 […]

love God entirely (part 2)

Posted by on 3 March 2011 at 4:50 pm

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

love God entirely (part 1)

Posted by on 1 March 2011 at 4:48 am

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

extraordinary moments in ministry

Posted by on 17 February 2011 at 6:27 am

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

leadership embraces the future (part 2)

Posted by on 8 February 2011 at 3:28 pm

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

leadership embraces the future (part 1)

Posted by on 20 January 2011 at 8:07 pm

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

snowlanta and sovereignty

Posted by on 14 January 2011 at 8:45 pm

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