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Guest Post: Will Berry – Be The Real Deal

There is not much I envy about ancient days or even just a century or two ago. I love running water, electricity is nice, and I don’t think they had waffles back then. Modern advances in medicine, transportation, and entertainment are wonderful for quality of life. But there is one thing about the past that … Continue reading Guest Post: Will Berry – Be The Real Deal

Scheduling Blocks of Time: A Helpful Time-Management Tool

Confession: I’m very bad at time management.  I’m not an expert by any means.  Everything I’ve learned about it, I’ve learned the hard way. Not too long ago I learned the importance of carving out blocks of time to accomplish weekly tasks.  During what has been the busiest season of my ministry life yet, it … Continue reading Scheduling Blocks of Time: A Helpful Time-Management Tool

Two Principles for Biblical Music Decisions

As a music director, I talk, think, and teach on music a lot! There’s so much ground to cover! Recently, my pastor asked me to teach a lesson on music for a series called “Walk with God”. That got me thinking about how we can make biblical decisions about the music we listen to during … Continue reading Two Principles for Biblical Music Decisions

Your Role In Reviving Christian America, Part 5 – Turn From Your Wicked Ways

This is not a comfortable subject, especially in the nation in which we live.  We live in a time where it has become increasingly unpopular to confront anyone about anything, much less to tell them that they’re sinning against God.  Yet, God cannot bring revival through a carnal church!  Christians must be called to standards … Continue reading Your Role In Reviving Christian America, Part 5 – Turn From Your Wicked Ways

Don’t Blow Your Stack: Practical Principles for Hotheads

“She’s got a short fuse” “He’s kind of a hothead” “I guess I just have a bad temper” “You really blew your stack!” These things all describe anger! For such a dangerous and ubiquitous sin, we sure do have a lot of fancy names. I am ashamed to say it, but anger is a big … Continue reading Don’t Blow Your Stack: Practical Principles for Hotheads

Your Role in Reviving Christian America, Part 4 – Seek God’s Face

Your Role in Reviving Christian America (Pt 4) Seek God’s Face      This really goes hand-in-hand with prayer.  If you want to have a fervent relationship with someone, you must pursue that relationship deliberately.  This is true for dating, marriage, parents/children, or any other significant relationship.  A purposeful, meaningful relationship does not happen by … Continue reading Your Role in Reviving Christian America, Part 4 – Seek God’s Face

A Research Paper on the Effects of Rhythm

Growing up, I had often been told that one of the reasons CCM was harmful is that it often used "backbeat"; emphasizing beats 2 and 4 instead of 1 and 3. Much of the independent Baptist literature regarding music hinges on the assertion that backbeat is harmful. A little while back, while working on my … Continue reading A Research Paper on the Effects of Rhythm

Signs Your Church Needs a New Logo

Your logo is often the first impression that potential visitors have of your church, so it's important to make sure that the logo you have for your business is up-to-date and will represent your business well. Too many churches are content with an outdated logo that was designed by an amateur graphic designer, which inevitably gives … Continue reading Signs Your Church Needs a New Logo

Your Role in Reviving Christian America, Part 3 – Pray

Pray This is the third in a series of posts about revival in American churches, taken from II Chronicles 7:14.  Today we focus on the word “pray.”   Prayer is possibly the one area I would say that has suffered in American Christianity the most over the last century or two.  We still have faithful … Continue reading Your Role in Reviving Christian America, Part 3 – Pray

Thoughts for Singles

Coming into my last semester of Bible College, I faced every student’s two worst fears: I had nowhere to go after graduation, and I was single. God soon gave me an opportunity to serve at the church I am still at today, but it took a few more years to find a wife! I had … Continue reading Thoughts for Singles