By Gary Myers on Monday, October 21, 2019

God told Jonah to go to Nineveh. Jonah decided to do his own thing. The command was clear and concise, Jonah simply didn’t want to obey. Thinking he had a better plan Jonah rebelled and ran away from God’s plan. Fear, prejudice, and concerns for safety likely played a role in Jonah...

By DeAron Washington on Thursday, October 10, 2019

In our society, discrimination has become a potent word. It has become the nail in the coffin that holds a person’s career. Ask Paula Dean, the cooking show host, about the impact of being accused of discrimination. It has served as the platform that some ride to the mountain of fame....

By Aaron Shamp on Monday, October 7, 2019

How would you respond to deep betrayal by a friend? One of my favorite movies as a kid was The Count of Monte Cristo. In the film, Edmond Dantes (Jim Caviezel) spends nearly two decades plotting revenge against his friend who framed him for a crime and stole his fiancée....

By Brandon Langley on Thursday, October 3, 2019

If you build it, they will come. This line was made popular by the 1989 movie, “Field of Dreams.” In the movie, Kevin Costner hears a voice instructing him to build a baseball stadium after which the spirit’s of deceased baseball legends would come and mysteriously play ball in the magical...

By Joe Waller on Monday, September 30, 2019

Have you ever considered that you might be praying badly? We can view prayer a bit like some kids view brushing their teeth, our concern being simply with whether or not we did it, not with how well or to what end we did it. If we prayed today, we’re good;...

By Dustin Turner and Joe Fontenot on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

I recently sat down with Dustin Turner, the lead pastor of Vintage Church here in New Orleans. And we talked about what it was like to take over a successful church plant after the founder moved to a new ministry. Did you ever see yourself becoming a lead pastor? No. When I came...

By Taylor Rutland on Monday, September 23, 2019

For over seven years I learned under a great senior pastor. He gave me opportunities to preach, lead, make hospital visits, and lead committees. After 22 years of leading First Baptist New Orleans, he retired. The man who was not only my boss but my pastor was gone. I remember vividly,...

By Matthew-Louis Hall on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Many people today live their lives driven by an individual or corporate desire. In other words, whatever is best for you and me, or the groups that we are a part of, is the way in which we should go. The only problem with this way of thinking is that it’s not...