A Baptist Catechism for Kids

When I was growing up, there was this infomercial for a countertop appliance called the Showtime Rotisserie. I can remember the salesman showing the product’s many practical uses, and after putting a whole turkey or chicken or a salmon or a pineapple or whatever inside, he and the audience would repeat the catchphrase together: “Now…setContinue reading “A Baptist Catechism for Kids”

New Posts @ TGC and Southern Equip: ‘Chiasms’ and ‘Hope’

I’ve got a couple of articles up at The Gospel Coalition and Southern Seminary’s blog Southern Equip on two totally different topics, with two totally different tones. The first explores chiasm and symmetry in Scripture. The second shares personal testimony about my own struggles in the early years of ministry and the hope I foundContinue reading “New Posts @ TGC and Southern Equip: ‘Chiasms’ and ‘Hope’”

The Proverbs 31 Woman at CT!

At Christianity Today, I had the pleasure of sharing some new (read “old–very old”) theological reflection on a famous passage: Proverbs 31. There’s a woman out there who needs to hear this chapter the most: In recent years, many faithful Christian women have internalized the words of Proverbs 31, but I can’t help wondering withContinue reading “The Proverbs 31 Woman at CT!”

Articles at 9Marks, Southern Equip, and Think Christian!

It’s been a busy week! I’ve got posts up at three different platforms online: 9 Marks, Southern Equip, and Think Christian. Whether a church member, a pastor, or a music aficionado, you’ll find something for you. Below you’ll find links to articles on rediscovering the “service” in our worship service, the therapeutic nature of expositoryContinue reading “Articles at 9Marks, Southern Equip, and Think Christian!”

New Resource! “Healthy Body, Healthy Members” Bible Study

I’m excited to share a new free resource with you! It’s a 15 week discipleship class meant to help you your church grow to understand the inner workings of a healthy church body. What does it means to be healthy church members, elders, and deacons? After all, a body is only as healthy as eachContinue reading “New Resource! “Healthy Body, Healthy Members” Bible Study”

Should My Church Be All About Numbers? Y/N

Is it right to care about how many people attend a church worship service? What about those churches that seem so obsessed with metrics and growth statistics that they reduce people to faceless numbers? In a pair of companion articles at Southern Seminary’s Southern Equip, I argue both for and against being all about numbers. Curious?Continue reading “Should My Church Be All About Numbers? Y/N”