Christmas Eve, Where Christ Lights Up the Darkness

It was a wonderful night at Cornerstone tonight celebrating the coming birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I always love the candles, it is such a reminder that Christ is the one who brought light into the darkness of this world, and walked among us as well. Merry Christmas everyone.

Completely Full Hearts of Worship on this Sunday in Uganda

Today was an unbelievable day. I hate to keep repeating that over and over again each day, but I don't really know how else to describe it in actual words. I have broken sentences, incomplete thoughts, and it's 1:30am right now and I have to get up in about 4 hours for probably the most…

Religion Better Understood by Actions Than by Words

I have been trying for weeks to figure out what to take and what not to take with me to Uganda, and as a friend of mine said yesterday, less is more. It seems no matter how little I take I'm still doing what I perceive a typical American would do, take too much stuff.…

Summer Camp Cornerstone 2011 Gets Underway :: Photos

So it's that time of year again when all the churches in the country move into VBS mode (we actually call it Camp Cornerstone here, doesn't sound quite as scary to me, but doubt the kids care what the name is, they always have a blast). Anyway, last night was the kick off for this…

The Unexpected Journey: Conversations with People Who Turned From Other Beliefs to Jesus :: Review

I am still trying to catch up on my book reviews on my website. The Unexpected Journey is a book I read a while back but hadn't had the chance to review yet. If you are at all involved in other world religions as they compare to Christianity this book is worth exploring. Overall this…

What Does the Church Look Like in 2012?

One of the things I love about our particular church is that we are always talking about reaching the unreached... reaching deeper into the community of Auburn and Opelika trying to find ways to bring the Gospel to those who haven't heard the Good News (a command throughout the New Testament I might add). One…

I AM Lenten Reader, Bread of Life :: Lent Day 5

Today our reading comes from the common book of prayer. In case you are wondering why I am on day 5 and the reader is on day 6, I am just going by the traditional "40 days" of Lent, which does not include the Sunday's of Lent. I did it this way because there is…

A Father’s Love Letter to His Child :: Poem

I found this poem this morning and thought I would share it.  Even though I haven't posted to my blog in a while I still enjoy the world of blogging and everything that goes a long with it.  The first few months of 2010 have been challenging, but it's nice to finally see some warmer…

Claims We as Christians are Called to Defend and Refute

I began a new journey in my walk this summer, 2009, one I have felt a long time calling to pursue but just never could figure out how and when.  That is probably because the how and when should have been left up to God, not me trying to figure it out but non-the-less, after…

Pastor Fred Winters Shot to Death, So Where’s God?

Today Pastor Fred Winters of First Baptist Church of Maryville was shot to death by a single gunman during their worship service.  Once the gunman started shooting he was "arrested" by the congregation who surrounded him and detained him until the police arrived.  As soon as horrific and evil events like this happen it tends…