Saturday Is For Seminars: Capacity, Rural Matters, AACC Mega

Saturday Is For Seminars: Capacity, Rural Matters, AACC Mega

I will be in Miami this Sunday and Chicago the next, and in Georgia in between. Join me if you are in these areas!


Here are a few places I will be visiting the next few weeks. Please pray for us as we work to advance the work of the gospel and show the love of Jesus.

CAPACITY Pastor and Leaders Conference - September 7-9, 2016 – Austell, GA

Being There: How To Love Those Who Are Hurting

Being There: How To Love Those Who Are Hurting

An interview with Dave Furman on his new book.


Ed: What is your book about and who is it for?

Dave: Being There is a book about how to love those who are hurting. It’s a book for all of us because all of us have friends, family, neighbors, or fellow church members who suffer from disability, depression, or sickness. It’s not a book about suffering, but a book on how to care for the one suffering.

Discrimination That Is Necessary For A Civil Society: A Response To David Gushee

Discrimination That Is Necessary For A Civil Society: A Response To David Gushee

Is it possible to embrace appropriate distinctions between social equality and uniformity of beliefs?


Three Ways Church Communicators Are Killing The Message

Three Ways Church Communicators Are Killing The Message

Before you preach one more sermon, stop and ask yourself these three questions.


A few weeks ago, my daughter called to update me on her field trip to the nature center with my grandson Cash. When I answered the phone, her voice was shaky. Here is how the conversation went:

Am I Called To Be A Church Planter?

Am I Called To Be A Church Planter?

Regardless of if we are called specifically to be church planters, all of us are called to be ABOUT church planting.


The question, “Am I called to be a church planter?” is not a straightforward one. It’s not like, “Should I breathe?” or “Should I love others as Jesus does?”

Why Burkinis Should Matter To Christians Who Care About Religious Freedom

Why Burkinis Should Matter To Christians Who Care About Religious Freedom

We must speak into religious liberty issues that protect the rights of those who believe differently than we do.


Yesterday I wrote an article for Religion News Service about women and burkinis. But, it was not really about women and burkinis. It was about secularism and its march.

Recovery After Disaster: Lessons From Katrina For Today

Recovery After Disaster: Lessons From Katrina For Today

It's been 11 years since Hurricane Katrina. And there is still much we can learn from that disaster.


What We Can Learn From The Black Church When We Are Pushed To The Margins

What We Can Learn From The Black Church When We Are Pushed To The Margins

The powerful, painful history of the Black Church has much to teach us as our culture continues to push the church to the margins of society.


Saturday Is For Seminars: CAPACITY and AACC Mega National Conference

Saturday Is For Seminars: CAPACITY and AACC Mega National Conference

Join me for a conference in Georgia or Texas, or on a Sunday morning at one of the churches I am preaching at in the coming weeks!


CAPACITY Pastor and Leaders Conference - September 7-9, 2016 – Austell, GA



AACC Mega National Conference – September 15-17, 2016 - Addison, TX

Coming Soon

Weekend Edition - August 26, 2016

Weekend Edition - August 26, 2016

Four places of human flourishing, surviving cancer, learning from failure, church signs, and more!


Justice According To Jesus – Rich Stearns

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