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Second Coming of Christ Conference

I was privileged last week to speak along with my dean, Greg Thornbury, at the Second Coming of Christ Conference at FBC Goodletsville (TN), sponsored by Union University, the Tennessee Baptist Convention and several local Baptist Associations. The people in attendance were wonderful and we had a good time studying the scripture. The messages (with […]

Introducing A Church to Psalm Singing

Last week James Grant, pastor of FBC Rossville, TN, spoke at Union as part of our Psalms Project. James’ title was “How I Introduced Psalm Singing to My Church…Without Getting Fired!”(link will take you to the audio). James knows more about Psalm singing than any other Baptist pastor I know and he did an excellent […]

Living in Light of Christ’s Return

Tomorrow I will be in Middle TN along with Greg Thornbury for a pastors conference focused on Christ’s return. Our focus will not be on millennial theories, date setting, etc. but on how the New Testament urges us to live in light of this truth. It is being sponsored by area associations, the Tennessee Baptist […]

Hansen, The Art of Pastoring

Today while reading in Scott Hafemann’s excellent commentary on 2 Corinthians I came across this summary of key points from David Hansen’s The Art of Pastoring: Ministry Without All the Answers. Hafemann cites this on p. 201 of his commentary. These are good points about pastoral ministry flowing right out of 2 Corinthians 1-4. 1. […]

The Lonely Sentinel

The Lonely Sentinel, by Piet Prins The Shadow Series, volume 1 (Inheritance Publications, 2006), pb., 140 pp. Ages 6+ Since we had previously enjoyed the Struggle for Freedom series by Prins, I eagerly anticipated this book as well. This book is set in the Netherlands during World War II following the efforts of the Dutch […]

Canon Press, 1, 2, 3, Dollar Sale!

Canon Press is having a 1, 2, 3 Dollar Sale until May 8. It is a great sale with a large number of books on sale for $1-3 dollars (and the shipping is reasonable). I have already ordered a number of books myself!

Raising Bible Saturated Kids!

David and Sally Michael, from Children Desiring God, recently led three breakout sessions on leading children in Bible Study as part of the “Word Within the Word” conference at Union University. Too often the importance of teaching our children well is missed by both families and churches. The Michael’s passion is to change this. These […]

Teaching the Bible to Children

As part of our “Word Within the Word” conference a week ago, David and Sally Michael from Children Desiring God, led three breakout sessions on leading children in Bible Study. The Michaels were gracious enough to come even though their national conference was just this weekend. Their breakout sessions were packed and they did an […]

Psalm 29 Versification

This past week my friend and co-pastor, Chad Davis sent me his versification of Psalm 29. Having heard Don Whitney teach about using the “Psalm of the day,” Chad was reading, meditating on and praying from Psalm 29 on April 29th. As he did so, Chad employed his poetic gifts to versify this psalm in […]

Reformation Heroes

Reformation Heroes, by Diana Kleyn with Joel Beeke (Reformation Heritage Books, 2007), hb., 240 pp. Ages 6+ I have been meaning to comment on this book for some time. It is an amazing resource- the most thorough book for children on this topic that I know of. It is based on a 19th century book, […]