Thanks to all of you who offered me birthday wishes this week. Very kind. Truly encouraging. Thanks again.

Suzy Keith, a longtime member of the Shiloh Church church, passed away this week. She was 96-years-old. Her service, kindness, and faithfulness will long be remembered.

Pray for my Pops, Dr. John A. Reed, Jr., his family, and the Fairview Baptist Church of Oklahoma City. This week, Pastor Reed’s wife of 52 years, Patricia Reed, transitioned from earth to glory.

My friend, Joe A. Carter, who serves the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, was to be our guest speaker this week. He was not able to be with us, as he went to be with his pastor, Dr. Reed. But Phillip Pointer, Pastor of the St. Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock filled in last-minute and blessed us richly!

Shout-out to Dr. Jason Allen for the opportunity to speak during chapel at the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary this week.

The Washington Post: H. Beecher Hicks, longtime pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church, to retire

Joe Carter: From Street Preacher to SBC President: An Interview with Fred Luter

Tim Challies: R.C. Sproul – The Happy Birthday Infographic

C. Michael Patton: Six Factors that Do Not Affect Inerrancy

ProPreacher: If You Aren’t Preaching Jesus, You Aren’t Done Preaching

Eric Davis: How to Recognize a Spirit-Filled Church

Thom Rainer: Seven Problems with an Activity-Driven Church

Dave Bruskas: 10 Bad Reasons to Be a Pastor

Ron Edmondson: 7 Lies Pastors Often Believe 

Eric Geiger: Delegating or Dumping? 

TheBlazingCenter: Is Your Humility Real? 

Keri Seavey: Your Spouse Is Not Jesus

Rick Thomas: 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Motivate Your Son to Use Pornography

Thomas Kidd: How to Stop Fiddling Around and Start Writing

Megan McArdle: Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators

 Redemption is not a peripheral matter, rather it cuts to the very core of Divine activity. From the foundation of the world God has determined to bring about redemption in Christ. – R.C. Sproul

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