I posted last night: https://www.facebook.com/chadcashby/posts/10100214343092212 Several friends and church members were curious why this late announcement from the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention elicited such a strong response from me. I wanted to share a few thoughts. First of all, it has nothing to do with VP Mike Pence's personal character or Christian faith. … Continue reading Why I’m Troubled by VP Pence’s Address to the SBC
I think there is a bit of mystique that shrouds a pastor's study: What exactly is taking place in there? How does he emerge with a sermon to preach every Sunday? And does he have a mini-fridge in there? Recently, someone asked about my sermon preparation, and I thought I would swing wide the door to … Continue reading Preparing a Sermon from the Original Languages
One of our church leaders is teaching a personal finance discipleship class this spring, and I was putting together a spreadsheet for him that helps members make an honest assessment of their current giving to the church. If you are interested in that resource, you can download the PDF. I was just going to upload … Continue reading Church Giving Check-up: How Much Do I Give?
Faithful followers know that I never post sermons on this blog (Not that I'm discouraging you from listening, which you can do online here, or you can subscribe to the church podcast here). However, I delivered a sermon at the Immanuel Network Summit 2018 in Louisville, KY, and I discovered that what the Lord had … Continue reading “Now, About Your Wives…”: A Sermon on 1 Peter 3:7
It is unrighteous to be a promise-breaker. In fact, the gospel itself hangs on the promise-keeping of God. Let me explain. Our Promise-Keeping God. In 2 Corinthians, Paul explains to the Corinthians why he had a change in travel plans. When Paul initially heard about the issues in Corinth, he had a strong impulse to … Continue reading Keep Your Word. The Gospel Depends On It.
I've got a new post over at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's great resource For The Church about a topic that might interest curious church members. How does a pastor preach so many sermons in a year? As I've entered the ministry myself, I've come to realize preaching is not one-size-fits-all. Depending on the setting, the audience, … Continue reading New Post at For The Church: “Three Essentials For Every Pastor’s Toolbox”
Recently, a women's coach at the college down the road approached me about providing a bible study for her players. Several of her girls were struggling with off the field issues, and she felt like I might be able to provide some support. I agreed to help. To be honest, I had rubbed shoulders with … Continue reading What I’m Learning about Women’s Ministry