Gospel Fools

Often God doesn’t do things the way I would do them. Perhaps you feel the same way? The Bible actually says that God’s thoughts and ways trump our thoughts and ways. This is why I love 1 Corinthians 1:10 where Paul says, “I appeal to you, brothers…” God is teaching us to appeal to one […]


The Baltimore riots are keeping the issue of race relations on the forefront of our national conversation and conscience. As the Pastor of a multicultural church I have the opportunity and responsibility to participate in that conversation, especially on behalf of the African-American pastors, members and attendees of Family Church. Most cities in the U.S. […]

House on Fire! House on Fire!

As a pastor, I often act as an emergency responder or firefighter. I get called in when someone’s marriage or life goes up in flames and have to race to the scene. Unfortunately, I often arrive too late because they didn’t call when they first smelled smoke. This weekend at Family Church we’re going to talk […]

Is Family Church Baptist or Non-Denominational?

Since we shifted away from the Baptist label, many people have wondered if we’re a Baptist or non-denominational church. (I wrote about the name change here.) I say we’re both. By that, I mean we don’t operate under a denominational hierarchy. Actually, we never have. The Catholics, Episcopalians, Methodists and others have hierarchies that determine what they believe, […]