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 […]

A Strategic Part of Your Ministerial Call

One of my associates preached our early service some years ago. He preached the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). His introduction focused on the fact that it was a story about a father who was there for his two sons and took care of their needs. As a sinner listening to the message, […]

Reginald D. Terry Interview

I have been richly blessed over the years by the preaching ministry of Reginald D. Terry. He is a well-traveled and much sought-after preacher, because of his sound and faithful handling of the word of God. Reginald Terry is also the author of a helpful book, Associates in Ministry. Enjoy this conversation about following Christ and […]

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 […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Pressley, Selma, & Ministry Links

Thanks for reading my blog. You can sign up for email updates of future posts under the picture to the left. SPECIAL NOTE: I received news that Dr. Timothy Winters, longtime Pastor of the Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego passed away this morning. Pastor Winters was a faithful shepherd, sound preacher, and friend of […]

Clint Pressley Interview

Clint Pressley is the Pastor-Teacher of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clint grew up in Hickory Grove Church. And God called him back to serve the church of his youth several years ago. Pressley is a joy-filled Christian who is a joy to be around. He is a strong and faithful […]

In Praise of Long Pastorates

My orientation to pastoral ministry is bent toward long pastorates. My father served the church I grew up in for more than forty years. My adopted dad has also served his congregation for forty years. My own pastor has served his congregation for thirty-five years. And most of the men who have shaped my faith, […]