Know More Orphans Conference

I’ll be speaking at the upcoming Know More Orphans Conference in Birmingham, AL, next month. Here’s some info from the website about the conference. The Church has always been God’s plan for building His kingdom, and this includes securing justice for the poor and most vulnerable. Altar84 desires to inspire and equip the family and the Church to... Read More

Podcasting with Thom Rainer

During a recent visit to LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, I had the opportunity to record a episode with Thom Rainer for his Rainer on Leadership podcast. We had a chance to talk church planting, bivocational pastoring, orphan care, and much more. You can listen to the episode at

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Imago Dei

Throughout the Bible, we find that there are no gradations in the image of God.  The author of Proverbs tells us: The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the maker of them all.[i] The poor man and the oppressor meet together; the LORD gives light to the eyes of both.[ii] Whoever mocks... Read More

9 Benefits of Expository Preaching

Expository preaching is an approach that is founded on certain theological beliefs, such as the role of the preacher according to Scripture, the nature of the Scripture, and the work of the Spirit. Therefore, many of the benefits for doing exposition are hard to measure. However, nine practical-theological benefits are worth noting. Read the rest... Read More

ERLC Leadership Network & Summit

Earlier this week, the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention announced the launch of their Leadership Network and an upcoming conference in Nashville (April 21-23) focused on the gospel and human sexuality. I’m grateful to be both serving on the leadership council and speaking at the summit. More about the council... Read More