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Words for the Day …

By PaulT / September 2, 2017

Just wanted to post today’s email devotional from the Lakewood email. Too brief, they may be. But some hit the mark nevertheless. Today’s Scripture”Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” (I John 4:4) Today’s Word from Joel and Victoria It says in the Proverbs to keep your eyes […]


With “Friends of God” like these …

By PaulT / August 25, 2017

I’ll rely on Rebecca Cusey to pinpoint many of the particulars of Alexandra Pelosi’s HBO documentary, Friends of God. But one point I’ll disagree with is her assesment that it represents a “good hard look at evengelicals.” The jist of the documentary is as follows: a liberal, lapsed Catholic, secular-friendly producer hits the road with […]


Wilkinson Finished in Africa

By PaulT / August 19, 2017

Disappointing followup to Bruce Wilkinson’s own Jabez-inspired mission in Africa. In 2002, flush with celebrity, the Prayer of Jabez author determined to use his newfound wealth and influence to address Africa’s tremendous social and spiritual problems. Eventually, his territory-enlarging vision narrowed to Swaziland, a tiny, impoverished kingdom abutting South Africa. Swaziland, with a population of […]


Why You Should Read the Liner Notes on All Your CDs

By PaulT / August 13, 2017

Spinning some tunes up at Koinonia last night, I popped in Todd’s copy of Kim Hill’s Surrounded by Love. Great CD for background music since it’s not too imposing. Hill’s style is basically 90s Country, which is fine by me since that was the only decade I really got into country music. We’ve played it […]


Wilcrest Baptist in the News

By PaulT / August 8, 2017

HOUSTON � If Hollywood ever makes a movie about Wilcrest Baptist Church, the three-hanky scene will be the party for Rodney Woo’s 10th anniversary as pastor. Before that 2002 event, he’d been exhausted by his long effort to turn a declining, nearly all-white congregation into a stable, thoroughly multiracial one. “I only quit about once […]


“What They Do For A Living”

By PaulT / August 2, 2017

I really wish that the YouTube revolution would catch on faster among Christian broadcasters. Jody Brown at Agape Press notes this appearance by Joel on TBN which serves as something of a contrast to the infamous Larry King interview: What really rings truest from this is the fact that just about anytime you see Joel […]


Which of These Three Was More Effective?

By PaulT / July 19, 2017

For whatever reason, I opt to head back downtown to the office after church Saturday night. I think it’s just a whole lotta reasons bundled up into one timely sense of urgency, perhaps. It seems that after the Wednesday service I was so amped to listen to the service over and over again, I may […]


What Every Believer Should Know (Part 4) – Lisa Comes

By PaulT / June 19, 2017

15Sep/05 I should start off with a post about the latest service since it’s the one that prompted me to get going with this blog. Admittedly, I’d toyed with the idea earlier. I’ve been a blogger on other matters, so it was hardly a stretch for me to do so in regards to my own […]


Weird Wednesday

By PaulT / June 12, 2017

So I didn’t make it to either of the informational meetings about the Lakewood internships. My bad, completely. As it turns out, I had attempted to leave for church early. But my laptop has an annoying habit of skipping back an hour when it’s been overworked. So my effort to leave at 5:30 meant I […]


Weekend Update

By PaulT / May 19, 2017

First things first … I just think it’s worth noting the weather situation for the day. After being led to believe it would rain for much of the morning, I noticed that it was absolutely beautiful outside when I finally woke up (far later than normal thanks to a week of sleep deprivation issues). Anyways, […]

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