Author Archives: Pastor Kevin

About Pastor Kevin

I am a husband, father, pastor, teacher, scuba diver, reader, bike rider...in that order.

Burnout

In an attempt at being completely vulnerable and transparent, I want to confess that I have been struggling with burnout for the last few weeks–very little motivation, discouragement, and at times, extreme anxiety. In the middle of my struggle, I … Continue reading

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Allegiance to Christ, Citizenship in Heaven

Much to the dismay, and disappointment, of some of my friends and family, I screamed during the 2016 primaries and election that if the evangelical church backed, supported, and voted for Donald Trump, we would lose our moral authority to … Continue reading

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What Kind of God-Follower are You? (Malachi 3:13-4:6)

We are now half-way through the 2018 College Football Year. I’ve already moved on to basketball. In my opinion, this year’s football season has been boring. Nobody’s beating Alabama and Tennessee ain’t beatin’ nobody. So, go ahead and give the … Continue reading

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Another Execution

Unless something dramatic happens, Tennessee will execute another inmate Thursday evening (October 11th). This will be the second execution this year. A third execution is scheduled for December. IT IS TIME FOR TENNESSEE TO STOP EXECUTIONS! In fact, it is … Continue reading

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The Right Thing the Wrong Way

Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed as a justice on the Supreme Court. Congratulations to him and his family. I pray he will be a fair and just judge. It seems all the rationalization and hermeneutical gymnastics used by evangelicals to vote … Continue reading

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The Cure for Self-Deception (Malachi 3:6-12)

That great philosopher, Plato, said, “The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.” The prophet Jeremiah said, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) At one time or another we have all … Continue reading

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John, Jesus, and Justice (Malachi 2:17-3:5)

It was the summer between my Freshmen and Sophomore years in High School when I “answered the call” to ministry. It was 1981. I was 15 years old. Eight years late, in August of 1989, I started pastoring. This November … Continue reading

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