Sanctity of Human Life Sunday 2015

Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, […]

#013: Preaching Without Notes [PODCAST]

This is episode #13 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we will talk about preaching without notes. Here are twelve practical recommendations that will help you learn to preach without notes:  Decide if preaching without notes is for you. Preach with notes, […]

My Top Posts of 2014

Thanks for reading my blog in 2014! Some of your are regular readers, who keep up with most posts. Others of you came looking for something specific and stuck around. Or maybe you just stumbled onto the site. Now matter how you arrived, I am glad you are here. This blog began as a creative […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: 16 Years, Sunshine, & Ministry Links

Thanks for the kind expressions as Crystal and I celebrated 16 years of marriage this week!  The Shiloh Church of Orange Park officially launches on January 4, 2015. Please remember this new work in your prayers. World Religion News: Two Florida Pastors Confront Racial Division by Merging Congregations Check out “The Pastoral Ministry of Shaking […]

Video Tribute to Pastor Charles

Impact 180 Presents a Video Tribute to Pastor Charles “The impact of a youth ministry is directly correlated to the senior leadership in the local church. Without the consent, passion, and leadership of a caring Senior Pastor student ministries can achieve little. By the grace of God, we have a thriving ministry to teens. Our students […]

Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference | Day 3

The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference is still underway on the campus of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL. Yesterday Pastor Ralph West opened up with “Biblical Preaching & Pastoral Ministry” and we enjoyed wonderful breakout sessions throughout the day. Last night Pastor Mac Brunson gave a powerful word on Thanksgiving and I charged […]

Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference | Day 2

The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference is underway on the campus of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL. Yesterday I opened up the conference with an overview of expository preaching, Dr. R. Albert Mohler demonstrated why expository preaching matters and Pastor Ralph West encouraged our hearts.  It has been an honor and privilege to meet […]

GUEST POST: Fighting Fairly For Your Youth Ministry

The following is a guest post by Cameron Triggs, Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. He blogs at camtriggs.com.   It happened again. No support. No budget. No promotion. No encouragement. No help. No volunteers. Few students. Exhausted Youth Pastor. Many churches struggle in this area. Most congregations still focus […]

WORD & WORSHIP with HBC2 & Joe Pace

We are beginning a new feature here called, WORD & WORSHIP. It will consist of articles, reviews, and videos by me and my ministerial colleague, Joe Pace, who serves as the Pastor of Worship & Arts at the Shiloh Church. Our goal is to offer biblical guidance and practical help in the dealing with the […]