“Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches: A Contemporary Ecclesiology” – Book Review

Biographical Sketch of the Author  John S. Hammett holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Duke University, a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He began teaching systematic theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological […]

“Theological Anthropology: A Guide for the Perplexed” – Book Review

One of my goals for 2020 was to read more. Some of that reading has been the result of taking some graduate classes. I figured I would share some insights of the books I’ve read recently. Cortez, Marc. Theological Anthropology: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: T&T Clark International, 2010. 167 pp. $26.95 Biographical Sketch of the Author Doctor Marc Cortez […]

“I Am Not A Racist”: my thoughts on racism

Life has a way of shaping each one of us, does it not? Our upbringing, our peer group, our neighborhood, our teachers, our education, and the list goes on. From a child we are engrained with certain thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors. For me there were some pillars of my early childhood development for which […]

Am I Going to Plan It All Out? Or Faithfully Obey?

Currently I am meeting with a former student on Friday mornings and we’re qorking through Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God. It is a phenomenal study that I have gone through many times since High School (albeit the first 3-4 times I took the class I didn’t finish because it’s 13 weeks and I don’t finish things […]

Why I’m Grateful for COVID-19

Let me clarify… my heart breaks for those who have lost family members and friends to the Corona virus. But as I wrote in my last post, I am working to push myself to find reasons and opportunities to worship Him in the midst of difficulties as well as on the mountain top. Never have […]

My Darkest Week

It’s been two months… Two months of praying, reading, and searching. Two months of struggling to put my thoughts into a cognitive string of words that adequately convey how I feel. I’m praying that now may be the time to give it shot. On Saturday, February 15th, I loaded my bags in the church bus, […]

Fifteen Years Coming to A Close

Last night was kind of a big deal to my family. I tried tweeting about it, but as this post will show, 280 characters could not begin to capture my thoughts and emotions. It is very difficult to put all of what I feel into words, but I want to try and share some of […]