Book: “90 Minutes In Heaven”

I am attempting to read a book-a-week in 2009 for a total of 52 books. The book I completed first is called 90 Minutes In Heaven. In this book, Don Piper recounts the tragic car accident that left him dead for an hour and a half.  During this time, the Southern Baptist minister tells about his […]

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The Barbarian Way

This afternoon I listened again to Erwin McManus, senior pastor of Mosaic in Los Angeles, preaching his sermon, The Barbarian Way. Wow, what a needed reminder that I should be living on the edge for Jesus. McManus also wrote a great book by the same title. Read this quote from his book, The Barbarian Way: […]

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What’s In A Name

This Sunday I’m preaching from Isaiah 9:6: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 By the use of these names, Isaiah gives us a glimpse of […]

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Dog Drives Van Into Coffee House

All those who have teenage drivers in their home as we do, will understand why this Associated Press story from St. James, New York, caught my attention. I thought it was funny enough to pass along. A dog left inside a running van put the vehicle in drive, causing it to crash into a Long […]

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Promises

During election season, we hear lots of promises. Well, this week my sermon is actually called Promises. We’re going to look at some promises I’m making to the people of First Baptist as their new Senior Pastor. As Joshua looked back over his life he could say with confidence: “Now I am about to go […]

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Hello World!

Hello everyone! I am the new Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville, Kentucky. I’m extremely excited to be at Shelbyville and to be back in the pastorate. I am fortunate to have inherited a tremendous staff who has a passion for Jesus and for the community. Although I’m pumped about being here, […]

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