Hard words on MLK day from Lamennais

Ever accidentally stumbled across a bombshell of truth? In preparing for Sunday’s text on Mark 1:14-20 I came across this little gem from Hugues-Félicité Robert de Lamennais’ Affaires de Rome. “We will not stand motionless like veiled statues on the shore of the torrent which threatens the foundations of the temple, detaching the stones one… Read More ›

Like Birth

“It is a lot like birth.” I made that statement during Sunday’s sermon from within the baptismal pool. When we come up out of the waters of baptism we hold a look of shock and confusion. Fluid is in our noses, eyes, mouths and ears. Our faces are scrunched and red. We are in someone… Read More ›

Robin Williams’ Struggle

Did one of the funniest men on the planet just commit suicide? It is too soon to know for sure, but initial reports from various news agencies are suggesting just that! It is widely known that Robin Williams suffered from depression. He’s not the only comedian. Through the years many funny men and funny women… Read More ›

“of saran wrap & other mysteries”

So, it seems I blew your minds on Sunday when I told you about the little holes on the sides of the aluminum and plastic wrap boxes that, when pressed in, hold the roll in place. Just pressing in those little holes will make your life so much easier, and never again will you need… Read More ›

A Glimpse of Heaven

Thank you again for your encouragement as I traveled back to Europe to lead the 2014 Summer Assembly for the International Baptist Convention. It was a lingering commitment that I joyfully completed. The scene was amazing–believers gathered from all over the world, coming together to praise God and study his word. One night our worship… Read More ›

Settling In

As I continue to learn my way around and discover the nooks and crannies of the church building, I am thankful for the peace that comes from knowing I am where God has planted me, I am where he wants me to be. I look forward to using the blog in the future as an… Read More ›

Here is part 4 of the Advent video series that CBF produced in partnership with Jim Somerville, Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Richmond, VA. http://vimeo.com/49787549