Hallelujah, What a Savior!

In 1875, Philip Bliss wrote this timeless hymn, Hallelujah, What a Savior, to remember and celebrate the gospel. It is the perfect theme for gathering together on a Sunday, being reminded that "in my place condemned he stood." Man of Sorrows! What a name, for the Son of God, who came; Ruined sinners to reclaim. … Continue reading Hallelujah, What a Savior!

Good Leaders Listen

Good leaders listen. This applies to husbands, fathers, coaches, managers, teachers, politicians, pastors, etc. Since I'm on that list several times, I need to make a confession: one of the biggest mistakes I've made in ministry and marriage is not listening well. As someone who likes to be right, I find it hard (really hard) to … Continue reading Good Leaders Listen

Denominations with Lower Case Letters

One of the questions that I get asked all the time as a church planter is “which denomination are you.” Baptist? Presbyterian? Methodist? Episcopalian? Non-denominational? I like the attitutde of the 18th century revival preacher George Whitefield, who said, “Father Abraham, whom have you in heaven? Any Episcopalians? No! Any Presbyterians? No! Any Independents or … Continue reading Denominations with Lower Case Letters