I Just Can’t Anymore

“I’m electing a president not a pastor.”

“God used wicked kings in the Old Testament for His purposes just like He is now using Trump.”

“I don’t like him personally, and I would not want him to date or marry my daughter, but I like his policies.”

“I agree Trump is amoral, but he has done more for Christianity and Israel than any president in U.S. history.”

“I don’t like his hateful rhetoric, but the economy is great and my retirement fund is healthy, and he is bringing home the troops.” Continue reading

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God at Work in Honduras w/ Cesar Lopez (Floods of Justice Podcast)

On this episode of Floods of Justice we talk with Pastor Cesar Lopez of Passion for Souls Church in Tegucigalpa, Honduras about what is going on in Honduras after COVID and two Hurricanes. Click on the link below to listen.

God at Work in Honduras

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What to Do When Afraid and Anxious (Psalm 27)

Question: What makes you afraid? Don’t be a tough guy (or gal) and say nothing makes you afraid. Be honest: What makes you afraid?

Maybe a better question is: What makes you anxious?

Did you know in 2019 the number one prescribed drug in Tennessee was Alprazolam? A drug used to treat anxiety and panic attacks? The reason I bring this up is because Tennessee is unique in this drug of choice. In most States the number one prescribed drug are drugs used to treat high blood pressure. Tennessee was the only state whose “go to drug” was for anxiety and panic attacks.

Why are we so afraid and anxious? I blame it on the Tennessee Titans. Continue reading

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Truth vs Conspiracy (Floods of Justice Podcast)

On this episode of Floods of Justice, Pastor Kevin and Kevin Sage talk about accepting the truth and avoiding the conspiracies about the 2020 elections. Click on the link below to listen.

Truth vs Conspiracy

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John, Jesus, and Justice (Floods of Justice Podcast)

On this episode of Floods of Justice, Pastor Kevin preaches at All Souls Church from Amos. Click on the link below to listen.

John, Jesus, and Justice

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The Sovereignty of God (Psalm 93)

In the frigid waters around Greenland are countless icebergs, some little and some gigantic. If you’d observe them carefully, you’d notice sometimes the small icebergs move in one direction while their massive counterparts flow in another. The explanation is simple. Surface winds drive the little ones one way, while the huge masses of ice are carried along by deep ocean currents. This begs the question, “What moves you?”

When we face trials, tragedies, crisis, and heartaches, it’s helpful to see our lives as being subject to two forces—surface winds and ocean currents. The surface winds represent everything changeable, unpredictable, and distressing. The direction of the surface winds is also temporary. Operating simultaneously with these gusts and gales is another force that’s even more powerful. The deep ocean currents are steady, predictable, and unchanging. It is the sure movement of God’s purposes, the deep flow of God’s sovereignty that should move and direct your life. Surface winds will change, sending you in circles. Only trusting the current of God’s sovereignty will keep you moving forward. Continue reading

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A Story

I have been working on a book I hope to finish by the end of the year and have published sometime in 2021. It is a book that explains my philosophy of church and ministry. It is based on the Book of Acts and will cover 10 principles of a healthy church. Recently, while working through the book, I wrote the following conclusion to one of chapters. It’s about FCC. I thought I would share it to get your opinion. Please let me know what you think.

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Protests

This past weekend I had a respectful email conversation with a friend about some of the things going on in our country. My friend reached out to me with questions. Below is a rather long email I sent in response. I appreciate my friend respecting me enough to reach out. Civil conversation is what we need during this time in our history. Since I spent more time in correspondence that I anticipated, I thought I would turn my long email into a blog post. It was helpful to me to write these things down. I hope you find it interesting, challenging and inspiring. Again, to my friend, if you read this, “thank-you.” Continue reading

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With Fear and Trembling

Last Friday, June 12Th, a group of mainly young adults began a peaceful, “sit-in” protest in the plaza outside the state capital in Nashville, TN. Their purpose was to bring further attention to police brutality, the need to defund the police, and the necessity of removing of a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest (the first Grand Wizard of the KKK) from inside the capital rotunda. The group renamed the plaza the “Ida B. Wells Plaza.” It was a very peaceful protest.

Despite their nonviolent, peaceful approach, Gov. Lee sent hundreds of State Troopers to intimidate them and to methodically push them off the capital grounds. The protesters were forced to move across the street and continued their “sit-in.” Which they have been doing for more than three days. The leader of the protest is a friend of mine, so I followed this protest closely. Continue reading

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Why I’m a Capital Punishment Abolitionist

(NOTE: This sermon was prepared for CCDA’s “Locked in Solidarity” Week, which is February 9th through 16th. If you want a pdf of this sermon and study guide and prayer, click here.)

Six years ago, during a time of prayer and meditation, I heard the voice of God clearly say, “Go to death row.” I had been involved in prison ministry, both in my home state and in Honduras, but I did not know where death row was in Tennessee. Much less, how to get involved. Continue reading

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