Author Archives: Pastor Kevin

About Pastor Kevin

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

The Aftermath (A Slippery Slope)

This past Thursday the State of Tennessee did something it had not done in over nine years. They executed an inmate. What’s strange is that this inmate, along with others on death row, have a lawsuit that is waiting for … Continue reading

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A Pastoral Prayer for Execution Day

Dear God, I know You are a holy and just God; a God full of grace, compassion, and mercy. I praise You and give You all glory and honor. Great is Your name in all the Earth. You alone are … Continue reading

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The Death Penalty

Unless something drastic happens, the State of Tennessee (my state) will execute its first inmate in 9 years. The crime was horrendous. The condemned should never walk free again. But I don’t believe he should be killed. Nothing will be … Continue reading

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Tennessee to Resume Executions

After nine years without an execution, my home state is moving forward to resume executions this Thursday, August 9, 2018. This is a sad day for Tennessee.

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Why They Kneel

The second paragraph of our United States Declaration of Independence reads, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain and unalienable Rights, that among these are … Continue reading

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Saying, “Jesus is Lord,” is a Political Statement

As a minister and pastor committed to social justice, I am often criticized. Interestingly, the criticism does not come from the world. Rather, it comes from fellow, conservative ministers and pastors. The criticism usually goes something like this: “Kevin, you should … Continue reading

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My Denomination

While flying home from Chicago, after attending an incredible Immersion Conference hosted by the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), I reflected on some of the many things I learned and experienced. This conference was a small group (about 50) of likeminded … Continue reading

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