Introducing “Leadership Lessons”  –   It is Best to Learn From the Mistakes of OthersBLOG ENTRY

Introducing “Leadership Lessons” – It is Best to Learn From the Mistakes of Others

    In collaboration with a colleague (Dr. Ralph Hawkins, Old Testament Scholar), we just completed a book entitled, “Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul.”  The premise of the book is clear:  It is good to learn from the mistakes of others, namely, the Old Testament King Saul. 

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God is in the QuestionsBLOG ENTRY

God is in the Questions

  At times, our walk with Christ is bright and full of light.  Other parts of the path are dark and difficult.  Richard Rohr suggests that the place of shadows offers deep and lasting new life in Christ: “Religious energy is in the dark questions, seldom I the answers.  Answers

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Life in Christ; Believe and Follow JesusBLOG ENTRY

Life in Christ; Believe and Follow Jesus

  It is encouraging to hear a clear, concise call to the Christian life.  This one is almost 600 years old, yet still fresh and filled with faith: “Believe the Gospel, that is, believe the joyful news of divine grace through Jesus Christ.  Cease from sin; manifest repentance for your

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The Meaning of Life, SeriouslyBLOG ENTRY

The Meaning of Life, Seriously

  Consider:  We introduce the Bible to the youngest of children, yet the wisest of saints and grandest of scholars are confounded by the mystery of the Scripture and the meaning of life we find there.  Frederick Beuchner wrote: “The story that Christianity tells, of course, claims to give more

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Off the Deep EndBLOG ENTRY

Off the Deep End

We have been warned, “Don’t jump off the deep end.”  However, perhaps it is in the deep end we find God waiting for us. Frank Touti, a former Trappest monk challenges us: “Conventional Christians secretly assure themselves that if they attend to the prescribed externals, go regularly to church, and

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Jesus is the Answer; but What are the Questions?   John 16:1-15BLOG ENTRY

Jesus is the Answer; but What are the Questions? John 16:1-15

  When is compromise dangerous rejection of God’s way and when is compromise wise flexibility?  How can we find answers in the Scripture for each new set of challenges?  God speaks through the Bible, through His Spirit, and though you, through us, as we struggle for the God’s direction in

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Worn Out?  Jesus is Calling – Matthew 11BLOG ENTRY

Worn Out? Jesus is Calling – Matthew 11

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Join Dr Parrott as he takes his popular Sunday School class through this wonderful passage. (Matthew ll) In this AUDIO message, Dr. Parrott describes a Yoke and how it is symbolic to life in

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God and the Tornado’s;  If God is so Great, Can God be Good?BLOG ENTRY

God and the Tornado’s; If God is so Great, Can God be Good?

    “God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food.”  This simple children’s prayer offers us a confusing question, a conundrum of sort. How can God be great and good at the same time?  In the face of repeated storms taking lives and wreaking havoc,

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The Rest of the Story – From Easter to the Second Coming of ChristBLOG ENTRY

The Rest of the Story – From Easter to the Second Coming of Christ

  From Easter to the Second Coming of Christ; this is the rest of the story.  In one sweeping AUDIO lesson, Dr. Parrott explains the resurrection of Jesus, the ascension of Christ, the return of our Lord, and the purpose of Pentecost.   [Click Here to Listen]  

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The Promise of JesusBLOG ENTRY

The Promise of Jesus

AUDIO LESSON Join us as Dr. Parrott helps us understand John 14, a beautiful chapter of promises.  Dr. Parrott reminds us that the promises are giving in the context of facing “the Prince of this World.”  When we are facing hurt, chaos, and evil, the Promises of Jesus are for

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