I remember walking into youth group that Wednesday night around a decade ago. I was so excited about the evening’s upcoming events. As a church, we had been advertising this night heavily, encouraged on multiple occasions to make sure we invite our friends to be a part of what we were doing. There was more… Continue reading Is Inviting People to Church Enough?
As I come to the end of what has felt in some ways like a lifetime, and other ways like a whirlwind, I reflect on what the past two years serving at Fellowship Pellissippi has meant to me. I have thousands of words of gratitude to say, enough to exhaust you of reading them. The… Continue reading To My Fellowship Pellissippi Family
If you're like me, you already have a handful of Bibles with different translations on your desk or shelf or at the office. We've all got a KJV laying around somewhere, but we also have our ESV's, NIV's, NASB's, and not to mention the dozens more translations available on our Bible apps. So, why another translation? Haven't we… Continue reading A New Standard: A Review of the Christian Standard Bible
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall… Continue reading Hope for the Hurting
For the last eighteen months, I have had the wonderful privilege of serving in my church’s intern/resident program. It is a large church in Knoxville, TN, and I primarily serve on one of our two planted campuses, with my internship focus being on multiplication and church planting. This has been a great season for me… Continue reading Around the Web: 4 Ways to Maximize Your Church Internship
If there is anything about the Reformers and the Puritans that we can all agree on, it is that they possessed a undeniable amount of zeal in their ministry. Their zeal for preaching the gospel, reaching their neighbors, writing, and the like quite literally evokes awe in me. Here's some perspective. I recently passed the… Continue reading John Calvin Did Sleep
I visited this house last week. It looks like a normal, New England home. The pastel paint with dark shutters, pillared entryways, and two chimneys. But this house is anything from ordinary. Hundreds of years ago (246 years ago to be exact), the house belonged to Jonathan Parsons, the pastor of Old South Church in Newburyport,… Continue reading George Whitefield’s Last Sermon
A minister of the Gospel is a man who is always fighting on two fronts. He first of all has to urge people to become interested in doctrine and theology, but he will not have been long at that before he will find that he has to open up a second front, and to tell… Continue reading The Danger of Orthodox Intellectualism