Five for Friday (1.30.15)

5Happy Friday everyone! May your weekend be warm(er) and sunny! Here are five articles to keep you thinking through the weekend.

“American Sniper” and the Christian Worldview – solid article about the movie everyone is talking about!

‘Christian Cleavage’ Probably Isn’t the Problem – great article on modesty and the church.

Why All Comparisons Are Bad and How to Avoid Them – this sets up perfectly the new series we’re starting Sunday!

For Years I Pleaded With God to Make Me Straight, So Why Did My Prayers Go Unanswered? – powerful testimony from someone that grew up with same-sex attractions.

Creative Ways to Finance a Church Facility – This is the article I referenced at Wednesday night’s Conversation about Mosaic Church in Little Rock. They’re doing great work!

Five for Friday (1.22.15)

5Happy Friday! Keep reading, keep learning, keep growing.

In a TV World, NFL is King – a strong commentary on our devotion to the NFL and how Christians can redeem it.

“Dad, Look!” When Your Kids Invite You Into Their World – so true! Must read for all parents with young kids.

Fisherman That Don’t Fish – a stirring parable for those who claim to follow Jesus.

5 Things Minecraft Teaches Kids – A good article about the video game that has taken over our world.

10 Things You Can Do to Experience Financial Freedom in 2015 – great advice here!

Five for Friday (1.16.15)

5Happy Friday everyone!

Public Schools Aren’t the Enemy – As a kid who grew up going to public schools, I love this!

A Caution for Believers in 2015 – Good words of advice as we start 2015.

Discretion, Free Speech, and ‘Charlie Hebdo’ – a needed perspective on this volatile subject

3 Signs Your Ego is Making Your Decisions – good word!

Yosemite Fee Climbers Reach the Top of El Capitan – I shared this link in an earlier post, but it’s worth reading again. Human achievement worth celebrating!

Five for Friday (1.9.15)

5Happy Friday everyone! Here are five stimulating articles to keep you thinking through the weekend. Go to church somewhere! Be part of community!

5 Things I Wish Christians Would Admit About the Bible – Thought-provoking. Great read!

8 Ways to Stop Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard – great thoughts if you want to join the fight.

Stuart Scott on the Beauty of Community – The world lost an incredible sportscaster this week. Here’s a great quote from his life.

5 Things We (Millennials) Need to Hear at Church – Great words for anyone reaching the next generation!

News Weak - A great rebuttal to the hack n slash article on the Bible printed in Newsweek recently.

Five for Friday (12.19.14)

12.19.14Final Five for Friday of the year. Have a great Christmas!

 Stop Sending Cheery Christmas Cards – a needed reminder from those suffering loss.

 5 Lessons I Learned in Youth Group That Turned Out to Be True – Great stuff here! Reminders of my youth group!

8 Things Healthy Couples Don’t Do – Words of wisdom for couples here!

5 Questions to Ask Before You Say ‘I Do’ – This could save so much heartache! Read this if you’re engaged or even thinking about getting married!

 One Sentence That Pastors and Church Staff Hate to Hear – Very true!

Five for Friday (12.12.14)

5Have a great Friday. Never stop learning!

Dealing with the Santa Claus Dilemma – great advice for parents of young kids.

20 Politically Incorrect Thoughts on Church in America – so true!!!

10 Words of Advice From a First-Time Guest – Good stuff here!

To the Mom in Need of Grace . . . – Read this moms!

Nine Ways to Pray for Church Leaders – please read and pray!

Five for Friday (12.5.14)

five red buttonSorry this is late in the day! Have a great weekend!

What Not to Say to Parents of Adopted Children – Robin and I have gotten a few of these comments!

5 Reasons Why There Are No Millennials In Your Church – Great words! Difficult for churches to hear, but absolutely true.

Six Ways to Experience the Presence of the Spirit – Great words of practical wisdom!

Top Ten Ways Churches Drive Away First-time Guests – All churches need to read this!

Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram Tell of Horrors in Captivity – It sickens me that this evil exists in the world, but it does.

Five for Friday (11.21.14)


Have a great weekend everyone. Never stop learning! Here are five links (plus a bonus video) to keep you thinking.

Hope for Women in Hell – Amazing interview with a woman ministering to this caught in the sex industry.

How I Learned to Embrace the Stand and Greet Time – Great counter-argument for an article I shared last week about the stand and greet time in churches.

When Movies Aren’t ‘Biblically Accurate’ – Incredible wisdom in a reactionary and judgmental world.

Don’t Buy Stuff You Don’t Need – great financial advice for married people!

Check Diversity Where You Live – Type in your zip code to see the demographics of your neighborhood.

Bonus video: “I Haven’t Slept in 7 Years” – this video describes my life!

Five for Friday (11.14.14)

five red buttonHave a great weekend! #HailState

7 Truths About Marriage You Won’t Hear in Church – Harsh but true words about marriage!

10 Reasons Why Friends and Family Struggle to Believe the Gospel – This may help explain your frustration in witnessing.

Why Mississippi Hates Washington – This hits a little close to home, but helps explain the culture I live in.

Altar Calls: Are They a Biblical Approach? – This helps explain why we don’t do altar calls at Mt Vernon Church.

Why I Don’t Endorse Candidates From the Pulpit – My thoughts exactly.

Five for Friday (10.31.14)

5Happy Halloween (or Reformation Day)! Here are five links to keep you learning through the weekend:

What I Wish I Hadn’t Learned in Sunday School – very insightful on the dangers of growing up in church.

7 Characeristics Pastors Can Learn from Peyton Manning – applies to all of us, not just pastors. Omaha!

Don’t Miss This One Great Thing for Your Marriage – solid word, easy to implement.

Unchurched Americans Most Resistant to Evangelism Outreach in 20 years – not good!

Christian College to Offer Free Education to Victims of Sex Trafficking – very cool story of a college in CA giving back to those in need.