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Review of Building A Story Brand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller

https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B06XFJ2JGR&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_075F03D0Y6N6DP52244P Donald Miller. Building A StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen. HarperCollins, 2017. 228 pp. Hardback. ISBN 978-0718033323. $24.99. Donald Miller wrote Building A StoryBrand with this purpose in mind, "Your customer should be the hero of the story, not your brand" (p. ix). The book takes the reader through Miller's "seven-part framework" … Continue reading Review of Building A Story Brand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller

Advice I Would Have Given to My Younger Self about Tattoos

Tattoos seem to be on the rise in our American culture. Through mere observation, anyone can see that people are getting inked at a much higher rate than previous generations. Self-proclaimed Christians seem to be practicing this type of body art at the same pace as those who are not believers. Perhaps even adopting inking … Continue reading Advice I Would Have Given to My Younger Self about Tattoos

Human Goldfish: A Hypothesis of Remote Learning’s Impact on the Future of Grammar School Children

French Philosopher, Jacques Ellul, wrote The Technological Bluff in 1990. His work contains insights that were before his time when it comes to technology, technique, and technological progress. In this post, I want us to think about Ellul's words as it pertains to the impact of remote learning for children in grammar school. He wrote, … Continue reading Human Goldfish: A Hypothesis of Remote Learning’s Impact on the Future of Grammar School Children

Think about Scripture while Singing in Corporate Worship Gatherings

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!Psalm 100:1-2 The Psalmist shows us that singing exists as one important aspect of worshipping God. Psalm 100:2b asserts, "Come into his presence with singing!" Thus, singing should have a part to play in corporate worship … Continue reading Think about Scripture while Singing in Corporate Worship Gatherings

Young Pastor, Practice the Spirit’s Fruit of Patience

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.Galatians 5:22-23 Before coming on staff at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, I served as a Lead Pastor at a normative size church in South Carolina. Words cannot express all the lessons that I learned in this pastorate, but … Continue reading Young Pastor, Practice the Spirit’s Fruit of Patience

How to Pray for #SBC21

This coming Tuesday and Wednesday registered messengers from all over will join together in Nashville, Tennessee for the annual Southern (Great Commission) Baptist Convention. For those unfamiliar with Baptist polity, this will be a well-attended business meeting. Reports indicate that approximately "20,000 messengers and guests" will be in attendance. I will be in attendance as … Continue reading How to Pray for #SBC21

Review of Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship by John MacArthur

https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B00C5QA3NG&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_GC5PHTRKVADQQ4MEVDGP John MacArthur. Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship. Nelson Books, 2013. 333 pp. Hardback. ISBN 978-1400205172. $18.49. This book could be considered by some to be outdated since it was written in 2013, but the Charismatic Movement remains a prevalent false theology that permeates society today. Renowned theologian, … Continue reading Review of Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship by John MacArthur

Rethinking Pastoral Ministry in America: How Pastors Should Start Thinking About the Future

Ken Myers, the founder of Mars Hill Audio, once said in his Epiphany Lectures that he does not like to be prophetic. By prophetic, he does not mean that he has been given some special word from God similar to that of the Old Testament prophets. He is not claiming a "Thus says the Lord," … Continue reading Rethinking Pastoral Ministry in America: How Pastors Should Start Thinking About the Future