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The Rest in the Story

For the last twelve years I have been honored to serve Southwestern Seminary in different capacities. Sunday, Jan 15, I will assume the assignment as Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, AR. Immanuel is a wonderful place with a remarkable place in Southern Baptist li... Read More »

Preaching Interviews: Opening the Vault

Over the years we’ve had wonderful preachers on the Southwestern campus. Wanting to leverage the moment I recorded interviews with some of them, even though we did yet have the right outlet for the interviews. But now, preachingsource.com is here! So I am excited to say that th... Read More »

Loving the Word: on the path to virtue

Virtue dresses us. The first great event in heaven, after all His children are present, is the marriage supper of the Lamb. The church is presented to Christ as His bride. In that moment we are wearing a designer dress composed from virtue. This is Rev. 19:7,8. It’s shocking. J... Read More »

Still Pursing Humility: on the path to virtue

  Toward the scorners He is scornful, but to the humble He gives favor. Proverbs 3:34   Humility is the gateway to all the other virtues. Clearly we would not seek virtues if we were not humble enough to know we need them. Perhaps it’s the most important virtue. But w... Read More »

Pursuing Humility: on the path of virtue

  Here’s the deal with humility: we’re not going anywhere spiritually without it. It’s indispensable. Humility does not frame your virtue it is the foundation of all the other virtues. If you are really proud of your spiritual life then you may not have one. Pride goes... Read More »

Pursuing Virtue and the The Craft of Christlikeness

  Everything we want in life is purchased with the currency of virtue. There is no great family without the virtues of patience, kindness, and goodness. There is no great marriage without the virtues of transparency and integrity. There is no success at work without the virt... Read More »

Fall Courses 2016

The Fall semester at Southwestern begins today!  Very excited about this Fall for many reasons. For those interested, here is an update on what I am teaching semester. So grateful to have a full teaching schedule this. If you want to register there is still time. You can see th... Read More »