Worship as Heaven – A Call to Corporate Worship in an Individualistic Culture

Every Christian is familiar with words from a portion of what is often called the Lord’s prayer, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” This truth and request is to be seen in our worship as much as any other aspect. How does heaven worship? What does it look like? Would … More Worship as Heaven – A Call to Corporate Worship in an Individualistic Culture

Keys to Being a Great Missions Church – Four Pulpits of the Church

When I was a child, missionaries often came to our church where my father pastored. When they came it was one of my favorite times. I was always moved by their stories, pictures, and paraphernalia. They were not necessarily moving speakers but they spoke of the gospel going to places that I had never been. … More Keys to Being a Great Missions Church – Four Pulpits of the Church

The Abiding Validity of the Tithe – Part 2

The Purpose of the Tithe There is something powerful about worshiping God systematically with our substance. It is a constant act of worship revealing our faith, God’s ownership, and our submission. It takes faith to give ten percent of your increase off the top. It constantly reminds us that God has ownership over our lives. … More The Abiding Validity of the Tithe – Part 2

RACISM — Reflections of a White Pastor in Oklahoma Part 2

This is part 2 of a series of blogs from reflections of my experiences as a white pastor in Oklahoma and serving in two communities that are overwhelmingly white. There is no justification for racism in any form or in any variance or degree. As already stated in part one of this series of blogs, … More RACISM — Reflections of a White Pastor in Oklahoma Part 2

RACISM — Reflections of a White Pastor in Oklahoma Part 1

This will be a series of blogs from reflections of my experiences as a white pastor in Oklahoma and serving in two communities that are overwhelmingly white. Racism is evil. It is simply the result of sin. That is why there is no other place where races are truly “one” other than at the foot … More RACISM — Reflections of a White Pastor in Oklahoma Part 1