Top 5 Books from Dr. John Mark Hicks (Five on Friday)

This week's Five on Friday celebrates Dr. John Mark Hicks, who is speaking at our congregation's annual Ray Evans Seminar this weekend. Here are my 5 favorite books written by Dr. Hicks... 1.   Yet Will I Trust Him: Understanding God in a Suffering World 2.   Down in the River to Pray: Revisioning Baptism … Continue reading Top 5 Books from Dr. John Mark Hicks (Five on Friday)

John Mark Hicks is Coming to Alameda!

This week our congregation is preparing to host Dr. John Mark Hicks of Lipscomb University for our annual Ray Evans Seminar this weekend. So, this week on my blog I will be posting some videos of Dr. Hicks' teaching as a preview of what you will experience if you attend the seminar. Here's a video … Continue reading John Mark Hicks is Coming to Alameda!

How to Have Difficult Conversations (Five on Friday)

As a minister, I am often put in the position of having to have difficult conversations with people. A difficult conversation is anything you find it hard to talk about. Since these kinds of conversations are hard and usually involve some level of conflict, most people would rather avoid having difficult conversations. But these conversations … Continue reading How to Have Difficult Conversations (Five on Friday)

The Power of Attitude

Charles Swindoll once made the following observation about the power of attitude: The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important … Continue reading The Power of Attitude