The Shiloh Church family suffered a great loss yesterday, as one of our faithful and longtime pastors, Mike Rodgers, suddenly transitioned from earth to heaven. We are all saddened by the news. But we remember that in times like this, Pastor Rodgers would encourage us to trust in the Lord and to praise God anyway! Please pray for the Rodgers family and the Shiloh Church.

Likewise, one of our deacons, W. Knight, was in a horrible car accident yesterday and came out with only a few bruises. Sparing mercy!

Shout-out to the Dallas Minister’s Conference for the privilege of speaking at their Bible conference this week. It was a great meeting. May the Lord give the increase!

Thanks to all who have extended prayers and encouragements for the completion of my writing project by October 15. Keep praying, saints!

A big shout-out to Thabiti Anyabwile and Tim Challies for sharing my posts on their blogs. Reading these guys teaches me how to blog. Thanks for all you do.

Good advice for a minister pursuing a pastoral vacancy: Get fired in the interview!

Charles H. Spurgeon shows us how to close a gospel sermon.

Here are helpful some guidelines for reading Old Testament Narrative.

It is just as important to sing good theology as it is to preach it.

There is good news for bad preachers.

This is how the complementarianism vs. egalitarian debate should be engaged.

What should a pastor look for in a good right-hand man?

There is tons of helpful preaching tips and advice on the Preaching Magazine website.

Pastor Craig White introduced me to Preaching with Sacred Fire this week. It is an anthology of sermons from black preachers. Some great but unknown preachers are featured. There are also preachers whose work should not be included! I’ll let you be the judge.

For all the bad stuff in the news about athletes, here is a story about an encouraging act of generosity by LeMarr Woodley.