Until They Cry “Uncle”…

Growing up, it was not unusual to find yourself in a harmless scuffle with a friend or sibling. Why the wrestling match started could be attributed to any one of a number of playground offenses or slights. Back “in the day” when such things were generally innocuous and the normal rite of passage for kids, […]

The Relationship between Prophets and Kings

FIVE Keys in Making Politicians More Accountable

Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if […]

RUN TO THE BATTLE

"Five Important Points for Pastors Engaging the Culture"

“It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.” ‭‭II Samuel‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ I recently attended a specially called meeting […]

FOUR (4) Precepts I Choose to Embrace in Determining Allies.

Understanding Unity in a time of Tyranny

It was a Saturday at the Abortion Mill when I was challenged to consider the concept of allies and adversaries. It had become my routine to spend some time on a Saturday preaching the Gospel and pleading with women and men not to abort their children. This Saturday was not unlike others as people from […]

FIVE (5) Imperatives for Christian Business Owners Living in the New Reality

Getting ahead of the Adversity Curve.

I just finished reading an article concerning a Texas law that was recently passed protecting pastors from being put in a position of violating their religious conscience or ministry after the disastrous SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage. It was being hailed as a victory. I suppose if I were a pastor in Texas I could […]

It’s Time to Find a New Playbook

I am not a sports expert, but I know that almost every sport at some point in its history has a coach or owner that breaks out of the box of conventional thinking and transforms that sport with a new way of playing it. As a South Carolinian that is easily illustrated by our head […]

8 Reasons why your Pastor will not engage the Culture or Politics.

I was speaking several years ago at a Religious Liberty Rally which had a number of local pastors participating. Upon conclusion of the event I was confronted by a group of Christians that attended a well-known church in the community and encircling me they asked, “Why isn’t our pastor here participating in this event? Does […]