Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Grandfather Already?

I do not know exactly when I became a grandfather, but I know that for over eight months now I have been one. So far, I have not held my grandson though he lives nearby. I have seen only a black and white fuzzy image of him dating back a few months, but that is […]

On Enlisting Workers

Every church is an army of servants. By definition, Christians are servants who are denying themselves, taking up their crosses, and following the Chief Servant, Jesus. Yet, one of the most consuming tasks church leaders face is securing sufficient servants to serve. If you are responsible for “enlisting workers,” here are some thoughts that might […]

Husbands Love Your Wives . . . (Parent Tip 1)

He stands at the altar, staring into her eyes with that goofy grin on his face.  He loves her.  All is right with the world. If only time could stand still.  If only that moment could be lived forever. Alas, it is not to be.  Marriage reveals all of our flaws and foibles, magnifying our […]

Love the Lord Your God . . . (Parent Tip 0)

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  (Deuteronomy 6:5) When I began to tweet tips for parents under the hashtag #ParentTip, I only numbered them for organization, not for priority. Now Parent Tips 1, “Husbands, love your wives . . .” and […]

Thanks to the Gosnell Police and Prosecutors

I have not heard much about the police or the prosecutors involved in the Gosnell trial. That might be because the media has not covered the trial. Whatever the reason, I think they should be thanked. An Awful Job. Imagine walking into the Gosnell clinic and discovering baby feet in jars and the filthy conditions […]

Six Stories to Watch Within the Gosnell Story

By now you are aware of the Kermit Gosnell trial. According to The Capitol Watch timeline (, the abortionist has been charged with 310 counts of violating the Abortion Control Act and the deaths of seven babies. The deaths of two women after Gosnell abortions have been confirmed. Gosnell ran his Philadelphia clinic for 17 years […]

The Glory of the Mundane

Hear, O Israel.  The Lord our God, the Lord is one!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk […]

Is Marriage a Secondary Doctrine?

I must confess that I am co-opting the title and building off a fine blog by Nathan Finn entitled, Is Baptism a Secondary Doctrine. ( In his blog, Finn described Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler’s method of theological triage. Finn wrote, According to Mohler, primary or first-order doctrines are those that are essential to the […]