This site serves as a blog for my pastoral ministry which includes commentary on culture, random topics related to Biblical studies, pastoral ministry, and Christianity in general. The site also serves as a virtual office for my seminary students and other friends. The goal is to provide encouragement to saints and direction to sinners and seekers.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pic with 3 seminary presidents at Piedmont International University

I accompanied Dr. Richard Land yesterday to Winston-Salem, NC to hear Paige Patterson preach. I've loved Patterson's expository skills since I first heard him in chapels at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Patterson preached on Revelation 12 and then at a luncheon he spoke on the reasons he is a premillennial. I concur with it all. From left to right are: Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, NC (and my boss), Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX, Charles Petitt, president of Piedmont International University (my alma mater), and then, yours truly.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

My fourth-grader, Lydia, won the spelling bee at the Fine Arts Competition in Greenville, SC this past Friday. This was her third year in a row (three-peat!). Needless to say, daddy-o was proud!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Me and Clebe McClary on Friday night, August 12. Clebe is a Vietnam Veteran and a solid Christian man. He has traveled the world giving the gospel and motivational talks to many, many people. I first heard him speak in Durham, NC in 2007, and again on Friday night. We had the pleasure of spending some time talking with him and his wife this time (after his message at SouthPointe Christian School in Pageland, SC).

Our mission trip to Joy Ranch Children's Home in Galax, VA. We went with about 130 others from Chesterfield County, SC, stayed a week, and helped with: painting, VBS for the kids, other hands-on work at the orphanage, construction at a church, and ministry in two rest homes in Galax.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mark Harris from Dr. Winstead on Vimeo.

Sign the petition against the Charlotte bathroom issue:

Sunday, October 25, 2015

National Church Leaders Conference, Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, NC

I got to meet Darrell Bock at the conference. I use his Jesus According to Scripture for courses on the Gospels.

My friend, Mark Talbert, took this pic for me. I was privileged to present a talk on the Bible Versions issue, dealing with the KJV issue a little, but primarily focusing on comparing several modern versions and their renderings in several passages