blessed and highly favored

Blessed and Highly Favored: Empty Slogan or Spiritual Reality?

If you spend enough time in Christian community, you will learn that there are…


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Andy Stanley and the Dismissal of the OT

I recently had the opportunity to listen to a message by Andy Stanley, the…


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Restorative Confrontation: Dealing with Sin in the Local Church

Concerning the transforming work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church,…


Confronting Pharaoh: Why We Won’t Go Quietly

My pastor and mentor taught me there is a vast difference between a father and…


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Announcing a New Resource

After several inquiries from readers, The Witness wanted to provide a list of…


Black History and the Local Church

Another Black History Month is upon us and I’m looking forward to sharing,…


Sutherland Springs Church Shooting: A Prayer

Like all of you, I was absolutely appalled by the news of the shooting that…


Dignity in Community

I serve as senior pastor and a major part of my call and passion is to care for…


The Perfect Father

The more I grow into my identity as an adopted son in the family of God, the…


Good Friday: Why we Remember

Remembrance is a fundamental and powerful aspect of the Christian life.…


Forgiven to Forgive

The Church is a community of people who have been saved by grace though faith…


Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)

As we find ourselves at the beginning of a new year, it is an excellent time to…


By the Grace of God: Matthew 1:1-17

Matthew chapter one begins with a genealogy. It’s a recollection of the lineage…


Processing Pain

Like many of you, my heart is heavy with grief. The images of the bodies of…


Why I Must Pray for Donald Trump

I am praying for Donald Trump, and not simply because he may be the next…


Why Ben Carson Got It Wrong

During the first GOP presidential primary debate, Dr. Ben Carson faced the…


The Pastor as Pope

Supreme authority, infallibility, and preeminence are typically qualities we…


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The Sovereignty of God and Culture Wars

Once again, it’s another election cycle. The political rhetoric is heating up…


Jesus By the Book

Who Jesus is and what he has done is not just an issue, it is the issue. This…