The Christian Life is a Battle

The Christian Life is a Battle

“We are entering the most difficult era in the history of the world for ministry.” This is the summation of Mark Hoover, pastor of New Spring Church in Wichita, Kansas. He spoke at a recent national meeting of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International. I...
How to be at Peace in Troubled Times

How to be at Peace in Troubled Times

We live in uncertain and unstable days. Murders, wars, sickness, economic crisis cause us to wonder if God is still on His throne. Yet, it’s the personal trouble I get into that causes the most trouble for me – sickness, financial stress, relationships with family and...
Discover Your Ministry

Discover Your Ministry

Nearly everyone can relate to feeling like a loser. Maybe someone treated you like you were worthless. Or you have allowed your mistakes to create a negative image of yourself. And now every setback feels like proof that you aren’t any good. When I was growing up I...
The Blessing of Giving

The Blessing of Giving

Do you feel unappreciated? Have you worked hard, put your whole heart into something, and nothing happened? Nobody noticed and nothing changed. So you may think – why try? Parents feel this way many times. I remember when Judy and I had our children all home we would...
MINISTRY LESSONS – Now available on Amazon

MINISTRY LESSONS – Now available on Amazon

Discover my new book to learn some valuable lessons about pastoral ministry. I asked several experienced pastors to share the one greatest lesson they have learned about ministry. The result is this book, Ministry Lessons: Practical Wisdom for Pastors from Pastors ...