21 Ways to Recirculate Respect in Our Culture This Year

Last year brought out the ugly in people. Make no mistake, those putrid waters already lurked below the surface, but all restraint was thrown off as people ridiculed, shamed, trolled and blasted people over differing opinions and perspectives. Whether the topic involves COVID, politics, religion, or parenting, we need to regain a sense of maturity […]

When Worship Songs Become More about Me Than God

Back in the early nineties, traditional churches started transitioning from the hymnal to what we termed praise choruses: “As the Deer,” “Shine, Jesus, Shine,” “Jesus, Lover of my Soul,” “Awesome God,” “Lord, I lift Your Name on High,” and more pop into my mind. We added these songs gradually, because many Southern Baptists struggled with […]

Getting Your Kids to Think Deeper

The things my children say–and I in response to them–would never have crossed my imagination prior to having offspring of my own. You just can’t believe the quirky quips they toss….without even trying. At lunch time last week, my youngest–and most talkative–assessed the items on his plate. “What is this orange thing here?”My response: “Um, […]