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A storm named Katrina and a kid named Cameron

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast states in August 2005, lives were lost, homes and businesses were destroyed and dreams were shattered. No one will forget the aftermath that […]

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Not Why, but What?: A lesson Learned in Haiti

My wife and I had dinner Monday evening with a great Christian couple, Scott and Janet Daughtry. We first met the Daughtrys in Gulfport, MS following the devastation of Hurricane […]

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God’s Call

It was the summer of 1988 and I was sitting half way back in the Rachel Hatch Auditorium at Caswell when I heard the words, “I want you to now […]

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Should Scripture be important in the life of a new church?

          One of the things that I like to stress to my planters is the necessity of systematically teaching the word of God in their new congregations. In this time […]

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What will we tell people we did?

After graduation from seminary, my dear Mississippi friend, Jana, married fellow Mississippi native, Bennett. After much prayer and seeking the Lord’s direction and will for their lives, they sensed the […]

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Praying for our Neighbors

One of the vital elements of any missions service is one done behind the scenes: prayer. The Lord Jesus Himself modeled the necessity of prayer before any ministry He did […]

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Unveiled Faces

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord…”  I was a Junior in college leading a discipleship group of freshman girls. Every Wednesday […]

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Missional Renaissance: A Worthy Investment of Your Time

Missional – the current buzz word of the American church. In sermons, in books, in articles, in tweets, and yes in blogs much is being spoken/written to define what is […]

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What is the meaning of Easter?

So, what’s your answer? For many, the meaning of Easter rises no higher and goes no deeper than a big funny bunny, laughing children with baskets full of eggs, some […]

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A Movement of God in New England

Vermont has become one of my favorite states. I have visited much of the state because of my involvement in a ministry partnership between Vermont Baptists and North Carolina Baptists. […]

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COMMUNICATING THE WORD in CHURCH PLANTS

Communicating the Word of God to unchurched people in a new church start is no simple task.  Many views exist on how to prepare and proclaim a message that is […]

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New York – Big City, Bright Lights!

I remember it like it happened yesterday. Every week Mrs. Tucker, a parent volunteer at Colfax Elementary, would come into our class and read one chapter of what became my […]

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My Needs vs. Their Need

When I was a college student at the University of Texas I heard many a sermon during Sunday morning worship, Sunday night worship, and through Wednesday lunch at the Baptist […]

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