Truth Through Personality

Phillip Brooks has famously defined preached as “truth through personality.” This is a simple enough definition. Yet, at the same time, it is rather complex. Of course, the complexity of this definition has nothing to do with the place of truth in preaching. That matter is pretty clear. It’s a black-and-white issue. There is nothing […]

The Installation Services

“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” – Jeremiah 3:15 (ESV) Next week, we will hold our installation services at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, in which we will affirm God’s work in bringing us together as pastor and people. And we will, of course, […]

Notes from Sunday -10/27/08

We had a good day of worship at Shiloh. Both services were a blessing to be a part of and, more importantly, I believe God was glorified. Shiloh is the first church I have worshiped in that has all-male ushers. This is totally new to me. But it is a great thing to see so […]

Bring the Books!

Consider Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s comments Paul’s instructions to Timothy concerning his books: “When you come, bring the cloak that i left you Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments” (2 Timothy 4:13, ESV) He is inspired, and yet he wants books! He has been preaching at least for thirty years, and […]

Notes from Sunday – 10/19/08

I know. It has been a week since I have published a post. But contrary to popular belief, it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the Cowboys lost last week. It has just been one of those weeks when I stayed on the run to keep up with my schedule. Hopefully, I […]

Notes from Sunday – 10/12/08

We had a good day of worship and fellowship at Shiloh Church. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the great way the Lord is blessing these opening weeks of our life together as pastor and people. I began a little mini-series on the two parables on prayer that Jesus tells in the Gospel of Luke. […]

My Personal Mission Statement

I was unpacking boxes in my study earlier this week. And I opened a box that was filled with pictures, awards, and trophies. I rummaged through it a little and found a frame that I had not seen in some time. I immediately pulled it out and placed it on the shelf behind my desk. […]

Happy Birthday, Doc! (HBC3 – 10/08/99)

Crystal and I finally told Trey and Natalie that Shiloh Church would be voting on a new pastor. We also told them that we needed to pray hard for Shiloh, because I was one of two names that would be submitted to the church for consideration. They were both speechless. So I encouraged them to […]

Notes from Sunday – 10/05/08

Sunday was my first Lord’s Supper Sunday at Shiloh Church. And it was a very special day. As I am getting started in this new work, the love, prayers, kindness, support, and encouragement of the membership has meant more than words can express. What a joy and privilege it is to be in any worship […]