A Minister’s Preaching

I particularly enjoy reading various prayers. On my desk three different prayer books usually stand. I like to read The  Book of Common Prayer (1559), The Prayers of Peter Marshall by Peter Marshall, and Prayers for Meditation by Karl Rahner. However, The Valley of Vision is one of my favorite prayer books. From The Valley of Vision,Continue reading “A Minister’s Preaching”

Is Death Merciful?

In 1939 Karl Brandt popularized a word among the German people; this word, having trickled down the steps of time, landed into the hands of modern American culture. Brandt’s word was gnandentod. You may have never heard the German word gnandentod; likely you have heard the Greek equivalent, euthanasia. Both gnandentod and euthanasia mean mercifulContinue reading “Is Death Merciful?”

Man and His Nature

This poem was presented at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary during a student night. As it relates to our upcoming discussions concerning the Imago Dei (image of God) and the fall of man (Genesis 3), I have decided to post it here. The poem is arranged in thirteen stanzas and follows the progress of a year starting inContinue reading “Man and His Nature”

Pitfalls in Pastoring

With our pastoral installation service coming up on February 11th, I’ve taken some time to reflect on my short tenure as pastor at Summerville First Baptist Church. Below I’ve listed four pitfalls which continue to tempt me in my work as pastor. Forgetting to pray prior to working in the office. Lack of prayer, anContinue reading “Pitfalls in Pastoring”