Pentecost Sunday

  Acts 2:1-4, When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of themContinue reading “Pentecost Sunday”

The BGCT’s divide—not what you think

Here is an interesting take on the Texas Baptist’s state convention. I believe we could apply this article to churches as well. The church I currently pastor (FBC Del Rio) is at a crossroads too. We are seeing a financial crunch and have had to curve spending by 20%. Many have found not only conventionsContinue reading “The BGCT’s divide—not what you think”

Church Unity Breakdown

(Picture of FBC Del Rio, Texas) Today’s post consists of 14 reasons for church unity breakdown. This is from Thom Rainer’s blog I pray that you are part of the solution at your church instead of part of the problem. Gossip. Church members talk about one another instead of talking to one another. Paul calls churchContinue reading “Church Unity Breakdown”

The Nones have it

Pew research just compiled a huge survey of over 35,000 pollers. My take on this article: Today is a good day to be a pastor. Job security is on the rise! How much more does the great USA need Jesus now? I realize Christian leaders have given themselves black eyes ever since Jimmy Swaggart madeContinue reading “The Nones have it”

Shoe Drive

Del Rio, Texas is one of the most unique places in America. It has most all the amenities anyone could want, like shopping, hospital, schools, college, churches, etc., yet it is 3 hours from the closest major airport. There is a lot of need here even for basic human needs, like food, clothing, and shelter.Continue reading “Shoe Drive”