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The Pentecost Principle

In Acts chapter 2, there is a scene where people from all over the world are gathered in Jerusalem for Pentecost, a Jewish festival celebrated 50 days after Passover. This is also the site of what some would call the first gospel sermon, as Peter and the apostles stand before the crowd and proclaim the...

The Pentecost Principle: Why College Ministry Matters

In Acts chapter 2, there is a scene where people from all over the world are gathered in Jerusalem for Pentecost, a Jewish festival celebrated 50 days after Passover. This is also the site of what some would call the first gospel sermon, as Peter and the apostles stand before the crowd and proclaim the...

A Few Things I Have Learned

I want to thank so many of you for your kindness. Over the past several weeks, many of you have shared with me either in cards, notes, conversations, texts, or calls your appreciation for me during my time at Southside. These words of affirmation have meant so much to me and my family during this...

When Angels Don’t Come

With all the heartaches, disappointments, and losses of the last year (we have lost 21 of the beloved members of our Fort Worth congregation in the last 13 months) I thought these thoughts that I wrote 5 years ago seem timely: In John chapter 5 we read of the healing of the lame man at the...