I asked J Hall and Will Sharp (my co-workers) to sit down and talk with me about our word from last week - SIN. J is the Youth Minister at Central and Will is the Campus Minister. Here is a video of our discussion about . . . SIN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB-ud81zoxE
At Central Church of Christ we are participating in a One Word Study as a basis for our sermons on Sundays. Each week we look at one word. So far, starting on December 25, 2016 we studied: "Word," "Beginnings," and "Creation." This Sunday we complete a week long study of "Sin." Sin. Maybe this is more about me than … Continue reading Sin #onewordstudy
When Wrong Makes Right
In today's political environment; in this day of violence and unrest; in this time of economic struggle for nations, states, counties, cities, and towns; in times like this I begin to think about how I can help. What can I do? What can we do as individuals and as groups to bring relief to the … Continue reading When Wrong Makes Right
Thirty years ago I was in my first internship as a minister, during the summer of 1986 between my Freshman and Sophomore years at Faulkner. I suppose I am thinking about this since Andrew is about to start his Sophomore year at Faulkner and Amy had lunch with someone with ties to Camp Wetoga and a … Continue reading Avoiding Sin
This morning on the way to the study, I drove through fog. That is somewhat of an understatement. Had I a net, I might have caught a few fish swimming across the highway. The fog was thick when I pulled out of the subdivision onto the highway, I could not see very far. The first … Continue reading Clarity
We are at War
Peter writes both succinctly and with astute observation of mankind when he states, "Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which war against your soul." (1 Peter 2:11). "Which war against your soul." We are in a daily battle. We constantly fight to keep our minds and … Continue reading We are at War
A few years ago when I decided I needed to lose weight (truthfully, I am at that point again), I decided to try a high protein - low carb diet for a few days. After a two days, I was beginning to tell a difference. On day three, a minister friend called and asked about … Continue reading Satan Provides
From my Heart
Today, this morning, I am simply writing what I am thinking. I am not sure how this will come across. Friends, I am hurting! Tears are literally welling up in my eyes as I am thinking. It pains me deeply to say what I am about to say. There is a certain reality that hits … Continue reading From my Heart
Old Man Winter and Jack Frost made a stop over in the hometown of Oakman, Alabama on Wednesday. I love the way a good 2-3" snow covers the grass and the walkways hiding their imperfections. I love the peacefulness of new fallen and early morning snow. Driving to Tuscaloosa this morning, I loved the snow … Continue reading White Snow
Why Do We Sin?
Maybe this is more about me than you. Maybe I am the only one that . . . well maybe not. We all struggle with sin. We all have times when we fail God. The apostle Paul admits as much in his own walk with God, "For I do not understand my own actions. For I do … Continue reading Why Do We Sin?