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April Reading Report

I love books, and love to hear about what other people are reading. Here are the books I finished in April (some I began reading earlier, some I skimmed more than dug in deep). Have you read any good books … Continue reading

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Chapel Sermon at Union University

It was a tremendous privilege to preach in a chapel service at my beloved alma mater, Union University, last month. Going back and preaching in a place where the Lord has shown me so much grace, I felt a little … Continue reading

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Following Ancient Paths

This morning, I decided that change on this blog was in order. I first began writing at the Shepherd of the Sheep blog in the fall of 2008. I had just become a pastor, and virtually all my reading and writing … Continue reading

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November 2011 Reading Report

The end of the fall seminary semester always happily frees up extra time for personal reading projects. I have been concentrating lately on issues of Christianity and liberty at the time of the American War for Independence. Common Sense, Thomas … Continue reading

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Scripture Meditations in Baptist and Reflector

The Tennessee Baptist & Reflector is graciously printing some devotional meditations on selected Scripture passages I wrote in this month’s issues. Each meditation is based on the passage and title of a Lifeway Sunday school lesson. This week’s devotion, “Recognize God’s … Continue reading

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Honor to Whom Honor is Due

Here is a brief article from the Tennessee Baptist state newspaper, the Baptist & Reflector, highlighting the mentoring ministry of a man I love and admire, Dr. Bill Oakley. Bro. Bill has been a faithful Gospel minister for over 60 … Continue reading

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A Week of Ministry in Ethiopia

September-October were unusually active months, including a ten-day trip to Ethiopia with a local missions organization called Indigenous Outreach International (IOI), October 3-12. IOI supports indigenous pastors in Ethiopia and other parts of the world who daily minister the gospel … Continue reading

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