A man in Ft. Worth, Texas, once told me that he died and went to hell. He looked up and saw a bright light. Jesus told him he could return to the living if he would tell everyone of his experience. 

Is there a direct correlation between miracles and belief? In other words, do miracles performed by Christians guarantee that unbelievers will believe in Jesus Christ? This dynamic was recently posed to me in a discussion. Without consideration of the ongoing debate concerning apostolic gift…

Years ago students had to relocate to attend theological seminary. I often joke that when I was young, we had seminaries to attend, not just click on! The rise of internet study has dramatically changed modern education. Nevertheless,  my new bride and I packed up and moved to Louisville, ou…

I'll never forget the family I met at a neighboring church years ago while leading a Bible study. They were happy in their church, I thought, but several years later they presented themselves for membership in our church. The interesting thing is that there was another church in between, so …

Instead of a soapbox derby, this event at Riverside Baptist Church was called a junk box car derby. Pastor Ken Maddox said nothing could be purchased, and the car had to be built with items found around the home. No motors and feet off the ground. The event was held Saturday, and Maddox said…

Casual readers come to 1 Corinthians 13 and hear comforting words concerning “love.” Hallmark cards import these words for every happy occasion: mother’s day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. They are some of the most beautiful words in human language.

In February 2019, Jon Glass accepted the call to pastor Cropwell Baptist, a church that has ministered to the Coosa Valley area since 1888. Jon and Matthea are parents of six children; a son was still-born – a grief he shared with me over lunch one day. Glass commented that his and Matthea’s…