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 […]

Notes from Sunday | Memorial Day Weekend 2014

Happy Memorial Day! Today is an anniversary, of sorts, for me. I first preached at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church the last weekend of May, six years ago. Unfortunately, I did not get to worship with my congregation today, as I was away on assignment. But I heard it was a great day of worship. […]

Notes from Sunday | Easter 2014

We had a wonderful celebration of Easter at Shiloh Church yesterday! A big shout-out to our Pastor of Worship & Arts, Joe Pace, planned and led our Holy Week observances. And he went all out for Easter. Thanks Pastor Joe for your wise planning, hard work, and spiritual leadership! A very special thanks to all the Shiloh […]

Thank God for Dr. A. Louis Patterson Jr.

I heard Dr. A. Louis Patterson Jr. preach for the first time in the late-night service at the National Baptist Convention in Los Angeles in 1990. These services are typically when the major whoopers preach. But Dr. Patterson simply stood and explained the story of the woman with the issue of blood and sat down. […]

God Within You: The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

I want to learn photography. I also want to create and edit videos. So I started investigating cameras. I asked our church’s media director for advice, who recommended several camera options. I was grateful for his help. But I left his office thinking this was a major investment I should make carefully. About twenty minutes […]

What is Spirit Baptism?

After teaching on this subject in Bible Study, a member asked me about the term “Bapticostal” – a Baptist and Pentecostal mixed. I acknowledged the term is often a tongue-in-cheek description of a doctrinal conservative who embraces a passionate worship style. But I added that any Christian with integrity might claim to be one or […]

Who is the Holy Spirit?

As he passed through Ephesus, the Apostle Paul met several believers. He asked them if they had received the Holy Spirit since they believed. “No,” they replied, “we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit” (Acts 19:2). In a real sense, this was my testimony for many years. Sure, I had heard […]

Bryan Crawford Loritts Interview

Bryan Crawford Loritts is the Lead-Pastor of Fellowship Memphis. This multicultural congregation, which a little more than ten years old, is a model of the unity in Christ. Bryan Loritts is also an author of several books. He has recently edited a important book entitled, Letters to a Birmingham Jail. I had the opportunity to […]