The pastor didn’t kill his seductive parishioner and is forced to embark on a hilarious journey to find out who did. ($2.99 e-book; $13.99 paperback. Available Now!) This first of its kind American novel featuring a black clergyman as the amateur sleuth is set in a fictional bedroom community of Newark, NJ. There’s a lot going on in Belton, including … Continue reading
Many, if not most, churches are constantly looking for qualified, competent, caring, and committed people to help do the work of their ministry. Many, if not most, of these churches have at least one such person hiding in plain sight in their pews at every worship service. According to Bo Lane’s website, expastors.com, 1500 pastors leave the ministry each month. … Continue reading
SLAP = See.Love.Appreciate.Pray4 (all of this is implied by HONOR). I present a workshop to teens entitled How to SLAP Your Parents (and Why). It’s pretty popular. Here’s why. See your parents. This means to acknowledge them AND to enable others to acknowledge them by promoting them and making them famous; to announce them; to glorify them (as Jesus glorified his … Continue reading
1 Samuel 15:24-31 (KJV) And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.  Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord.  And Samuel said unto Saul, I … Continue reading
Matthew 11:7-15 (NIV) As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind?  If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces.  … Continue reading
Mark 10:35-45 (NIV) Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”  “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.  They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”  … Continue reading
The challenge of Facebook for Christians is that Facebook tempts us to try to live in original nakedness while overlooking the fact that we are travailing in a broken world. It is literally ‘showing off’ our lives via pictures and status updates, and sharing what we think about pretty much EVERYTHING (against the proverbial injunction against uttering all one’s mind … Continue reading
Time is definitive. I can tell a lot about you just by knowing in what time period you spent your teen years: 50s – conservative; 60s – hippie; etc. You can identify the genre of a piece of music by listening to its time signature. Time is basic. Everything in this life has a rhythm, a cadence, a time signature: … Continue reading
At a parenting lecture most people expect to hear secrets to get a child to do what a parent wants them to do, or learn how to get a child to do what the child doesn’t want to do. But that is really what the bible calls witchcraft; manipulation. And it’s fueled by the belief that a parent’s job is … Continue reading
Why is our culture so fixated on the pinnacle and narrowing life’s experiences into an EKG line graph of best and worst experiences ever? LeBron James blocks a shot and the media is quick to proffer the question, ‘Was that the greatest block ever?’ Why can’t it suffice to be ONE OF THE GREATEST BLOCKS EVER? What gives with the … Continue reading
I’m a spiritual child of the health and prosperity gospel. Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Oral Roberts, Fred Price, and their theological disciples were my earliest teachers in the faith. So, naturally I embraced the biblical truths that God wants His children healthy, wealthy, and wise early in my walk with Jesus. But after 33 years of walking with the Lord … Continue reading
Proverbs 27:2 (KJV) Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. The basic premise of social media is self promotion, which directly conflicts with a biblical worldview and the proverbial injunction against boasting and praising one’s self. That is the fundamental uneasiness a biblical believer will have with putting his/her life … Continue reading
Every Tuesday we consider a tough question that forces believers to think their faith, search their scriptures, and stretch their spirits. Here’s today’s truth tussle: Jesus asked those he healed and delivered to NOT tell anyone who did it for them, but the more he asked them not to tell the more they told others. Was Jesus using reverse psychology … Continue reading
Are you struggling with temptation in any area of your life? This video will help you to understand why, and how to overcome it for good.
Everyone wants to be loved. And probably, everyone wants to be loved more than they already are. But relatively few of us are willing to do what’s necessary to get that love. Watch this video and find out how to get more love, then decide if you’re willing to pay the price.
Are you on fire for the Lord? If not, it could be an indication of a spiritual disconnect. Watch this video to strengthen your connection, feel the fire, and ignite the world around you.