How to Develop a ...

There is no difficulty in finding things to gripe and complain about. Have you noticed? However, it takes a transformed perspective, an act of the will, and practice to see and commend "the good and excellent" (Romans 12:2). We tend to ignore, neglect, pass over, or be quiet about the things that are good. At the same time we are quite vocal about the hard, uncomfortable, distasteful, dirty, and “needs-improving” thi...

Rapper & Activist...

In this video Christian Rapper and Activist, Thi'sl, makes a call for peace following unrest in Ferguson, Mo. The interview originally aired on Fox 2 KPLR ST Louis. About Thi'sl "Travis Tyler, better known by his stage name Thi’sl, emerged on the hip hop scene as an independent artist back in 2009 with his debut album "Chronicles of an X-Hustler." The album, an audio-biographical look into his drug-filled and crimin...

Thanks that Leads...

I was recently sobered as I watched an online video of Black Friday crowds at various shopping complexes throughout the US. I wondered for a moment if I had accidentally clicked on a video of the savage animal kingdom. The footage of countless human beings bounding and clawing over one another with no regard for their fellow-man was, at its best, disheartening. Yelling, fighting, stomping, shoving, and cursing; all f...

Mayor of a One-Ho...

What is more exhilarating for a pastor than to see the Spirit move in people's lives?  This is what we dream of, pray for and preach to see. We have our ideas of what it should look like but sometimes God surprises us. If we're not too rigid in our expectations, we can almost feel a heavenly smile showing us our vision could look better than we imagined. At our last church organizational meeting, I saw something new,...

Responding with W...

In the aftermath of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, surrounding the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson and the subsequent decision by the grand jury not to indict the officer, I feel a few comments are in order. First, for a thorough analysis of the situation from a Christian worldview perspective, I would recommend listening to Albert Mohler’s briefing from 11/25/14, which you can fi...

Why Change & Forw...

The word "success" means "to move forward." In common usage this refers to accomplishing one's goals. The word "succession" means "to pass something forward to another." For each of us, our personal success can be assessed by the degree to which we are moving forward. When we stop moving, we stop succeeding, we stagnate. So also, if we do not pass our successful accomplishments on to others, we ultimately fail. As so...

Calvary Brief

The following is an excerpt taken from Friday's Pastors' Perspective Special Edition live call-in program.

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