Tagged with pastoring

The Frustration of #ChronicPain and Healing

It’s not yet been 3 months since I went under the knife for Spinal Fusion surgery. It’s a major surgery. Sometimes I think people forget that. I have returned to a fairly “normal” schedule in my ministry at Calvary Baptist Church. I look “normal” – well, don’t think on that one too long. Some days … Continue reading

Paul Tripp: A New Season of Ministry

Paul Tripp, who, in my opinion, has been used of the Lord in amazing ways for several years, has announced his stepping down from his position on the pastoral staff at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA. He also shares his thoughts on staying at Tenth Church, his future for Paul Tripp Ministries and his … Continue reading

A New Year, A New Pastor: Meet Kirk Barger; pt.2 of 4

Yesterday I began a 4 part series of an interview with Kirk Barger, our new Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church.  The interview began with a few questions about his personal interests, hobbies and the like.  Today delves into Pastor Kirk’s passion for biblical counseling.  I am personally excited for the opportunity to serve with … Continue reading

The Reformed Pastor: Co-blogging Richard Baxter’s work

This post will explore Baxter’s writing in chapter one of the Reformed Pastor, The Oversight of Ourselves, part two, entitled, “The Motives to This Oversight“. Having already explained The Nature of This Oversight, Baxter speaks to the things that should “awaken [us] to this duty”. I would like to lay them out numerically, as Richard … Continue reading

Thoughts on Growing Older

Today is my birthday. I’m 42 years old. I’ve started to grow comfortable to the whole “over 40” thing; and seeing how I can’t do anything about it, I might as well enjoy it! I was gently rebuked by some members of my Young Married Sunday School class to be excited that God had given … Continue reading