A Wake Up Call for Gospel Artists

I love Gospel Music. Traditional. Contemporary. Praise & worship. Choirs. Groups. Solo artists. Old and new. From Rev. So-and-So Presents… albums of the 80s to today’s Bishop So-and-So Presents… albums. I have even started to listen to some quartet and Christian hip-hop. I love music. And I especially love music that exalts the Lord Jesus […]

Notes from Mother’s Day 2013

Happy Mother’s Day! A Special Happy Mother’s Day to my wife, Crystal, and to my mother, Ellen. We had a great day of worship at the Shiloh Church today. Grateful for all of our guests today. I even got to meet BrothaRollins’ parents. Way cool. Praise God for the five persons who were baptized today. […]

On Consecutive Exposition

“People have short attention spans. So you really do long series through books anymore. People will check out on you after four to six sermons.” This authoritative claim is simply not true. People are hungry for the word of God. Consecutive exposition both satisfies people’s hunger for scripture and shapes it. Expository preaching is an […]

“That’s Not My Crowd.”

My pastor rebuked me yesterday. We spent most of the phone conversation catching up. And we exchanged prayer requests for upcoming speaking engagements. Then Pas brought up an event I preached not too long ago. He told me he was proud of me. He also asked me about my observations of the event. I answered […]

Notes from Sunday – 05/05/13

It was a long, good weekend at the Shiloh Church. Our Saturday morning men’s Bible study was great. Kingdom Man is challenging us. Our Kingdom-Focused Prayer Meeting was very moving. Saturday afternoon, we a mass wedding for 14 live-in couples that made the step of faith to get married. Our church adopted them. We counseled them […]

“It Happens After Prayer” Released Today!

Today is the release of my new book, It Happens After Prayer. I have had the privilege to contribute to several books. But this is the first, complete work that I have written. When the door opened for me to publish, there were several topics that I was eager to write about. As we discussed […]

Charlie Dates Interview

Charlie Dates is the pastor of the Progressive Baptist Church of Chicago. Charlie and I are new friends. I have great respect and admiration for him. He is a strong and faithful young pastor. I expect great things from him. Last year, Charlie Dates wrote a guest post for me: When the Pulpit has a […]

Notes from Sunday – 04/28/13

It has been a great weekend of fellowship, service, and worship. Saturday was our Make A Difference Day at Shiloh. On MADD we blitz our community with works of service to show the love of Christ. Our Clothes Closet gave away clothes. We fed the homeless. Our Men did yard work for seniors. Our Car […]