My First SBC Annual Meeting

The first Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting I ever attended was in St. Louis in 2002.  At the time, I was a 23 year-old youth pastor serving at a church in southeast Missouri.  I drove the church van two hours up the road to the annual meeting and took along my wife and two elderly ladies from our church.  To this day, it is still the most memorable convention I have attended.


What a Kid can Teach Us About Giving

When my kids were smaller they would sometimes find something random around the house and wrap it up as a present to give my wife and me at Christmas time.


A Tribute to Dr. Marshall

Tomorrow, one of my preaching heroes will preach his last sermon before retirement...


A First Truck and a Gruff Old Guy in Suspenders

Our family recently purchased a new (to us) vehicle, and it got me thinking about the first vehicle I ever purchased on my own. 


Jim Wells

Today, I spoke at the funeral of a dear friend and mentor, Jim Wells.  Jim was my Director of Missions (a pastor to pastors) for 10 years.  He was also an icon in the Southern Baptist Convention, serving as recording secretary for 15 years.  Below is the text of my remarks.  I post it in honor of Jim:


Lesotho Mission Team Prayer Calendar

For our Selmore Baptist folks and others who are interested, here is the prayer calendar for the Lesotho mission team.  Thanks for praying!


Hazel the Dog

It's been awhile since I've posted anything.  And with all the heaviness in the world right now, I figured I would lighten things up by posting something on the warm and fuzzy side.


Do Southern Baptists Need the ERLC?

Let me get right to the point.  While I believe the tone of William Harrell’s recent blog post could be more charitable, (and I have no idea why he takes a swipe at Calvinists), I agree with his general thrust that it is time to “call it a day” on the ERLC.


Reflections on Serving as Second Vice-President of the MBC

Last week the annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention was held in St. Charles and with it my term as second vice-president came to an end.  It was a great honor to serve in this role on the executive board. 


4 Questions to Determine God's Will

One question I think most Christians ask at one point or another in their walk with Christ is, “How do I know God’s will for this particular decision that I face?”