Word & Worship: Episode #002

Welcome to the 2nd installment of our new feature called Word & Worship. While I truly believe that “The heart of Christian worship is the authentic preaching of the Word of God.”—Dr. Al Mohler, Colossians 3:16 tells us that there is an undeniable link between the preaching/teaching ministry and music ministry in our worship.  Our […]

Happy Birthday, Doc!

The 25th annual WHW Expository Preaching & Teaching Conference is taking place this week in Los Angeles. This conference means a lot to me, for several reasons. First of all, the WHW Conference taught me principles of Bible study that I still use to this day. When I went to the first WHW Conference, I […]

My Best Pastor-Member Meeting. Ever!

My secretary told me a new member wanted a meeting. His name was Phil. USC students from the campus InterVarsity ministry had started attending our church. Some joined. Phil was one of them. I was glad to have the young people in our church. But these meetings were getting on my nerves. They meetings were […]

Thankful for Cutting It Straight 2014

The Shiloh Church hosted the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference last week. As it came to an end, I was repeatedly asked if it met my expectations. My answer is that it wildly surpassed my greatest expectations! I am thankful to the Shiloh pastors and staff for leading the charge and making sure we […]

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 […]

Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference | Day 1

The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference begins today on the campus of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL. We are grateful to have a line-up of great speakers and teachers who will teach, model, and promote expository preaching and teaching. Likewise, the staff and volunteers of Shiloh are ready and excited to serve the guests […]