I'm getting married in March. So how does a bibliophile prepare for marriage? By reading books on marriage. I also strive to learn from the godly men and women whom I know personally, but learning from the writings of other godly men and women isn't a bad idea either. Lately, I've been working through John … Continue reading Marriage is Not About Staying in Love
If I asked you to describe God, what would you say? Love? Eternal? Sovereign? Holy? Typically, people have a handful of God's attributes that come to mind when thinking of Him. They may be the traits that were emphasized when we were kids, or maybe they were truths that ministered to us during particularly difficult … Continue reading Is Your God Big Enough?
Last week, Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in eastern Kentucky caused quite a stir by banning interracial couples from membership in the church. (You can read about it here and here.) While I doubt there would be churches in my own denomination and region that would adopt such church policy, I don't doubt that many church-goers … Continue reading Interracial Marriage in the Church
For most, the idea of reading a nonfiction book is, at best, pointless. Books are those things used in school, the instruments of torture used by our teachers to sap the fun and enjoyment out of life. To bring nonfiction books into the realm of "me time" is blasphemous to many adults and students, alike. … Continue reading Why You Should Read Theology Books
Father in heaven, You are the sovereign Creator and Upholder of the universe. No blade of grass withers and dies outside of Your divine decree. No bite of turkey enters our mouths unless it has been given from You. We are utterly dependent upon You, Lord. Father, we thank You for the good gift of … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Prayer
Today is Thanksgiving Eve. Tomorrow, friends and families all over the United States will gather around the dinner table(s) to share a feast. This holiday is great because we get to see some family members whom, maybe, we don't see all that often, and we also get to see a whole lot of food in … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Gospel at the Dinner Table
This topic has been discussed a lot lately in light of Proposition 26, which will be on the ballot in Mississippi this coming Tuesday, so I asked my friend, Matthew Delaughter, to write a post on the issue. Matthew lives in Louisville, KY, and serves as a deacon and pastoral apprentice at Immanuel Baptist Church. … Continue reading Is Abortion Justified After a Rape?