There seems to be a knee-jerk response on the part of some Christians to the idea of remembering or even acknowledging Good Friday. It usually sounds something like this: “Why do we need to designate a day to remember the cross? We do it every week on Sunday when we gather as a church, right? […]Read more "Why Good Friday Is So Important"
“In a recent study conducted by ChristianMingle.com, Christian singles between the ages of 18 to 59 were asked, “Would you have sex before marriage?” The response? Sixty-three percent of the single Christian respondents indicated yes. In my 30 years of youth and adult ministry experience, this is as unfiltered, direct and honest as a question and answer can be. It […]Read more "Singles and Sexual Atheism"
As I write this post, the smell of fresh paint fills the air of my office. It’s a familiar smell in our church almost every week. “Weekly” you ask? Yes, we like to call it, “PROJECT Main Street”. The Williamson family are huge Disney fans. We love to take vacations in Orlando at the Disney […]Read more "PROJECT Main Street"
Last night, my wife Susie and I had a great time speaking together at a special event at VALLEY Christian Church that we call, “Marriage Matters”. Crazy to see the room packed on a Friday night with couples who simply want to see their marriages grow from good to great! The topic last night was, […]Read more "The Goal of Marriage"
Please pray for Ukraine. What is happening there right now needs to have the attention of every freedom loving person around the globe. I have so many dear friends who live in Kiev and are watching this brutality take place before their eyes.Read more "Pray For Ukraine"
And while you’re multitasking today, make sure to check this out . . .Read more "The High Cost of Multitasking"
So very proud of my brother, Scott Williamson, who was the Fall 2013 Convocation Keynote Speaker for The University of Georgia’s Grady College. Scott is the Vice-President of Public Affairs and Communications for Coca-Cola North America Group. But more important than all that to me, he’s the one who taught me how to throw a […]Read more "Shine Your Own Shoes"
Many Christians get really uptight around Christmas whenever anyone uses the abbreviation “Xmas” instead of writing out, C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S. Often the response is, “I’m keeping CHRIST in CHRISTmas”! Though well meaning, this is said in ignorance (and many times arrogance). “Xmas” is NOT some sort of compromise to pressure making Christmas secular, in fact “Xmas” is as […]Read more "Merry Xmas!"
Although I haven’t been a pastor for 30 year (only a little over 23), I found Thom S. Rainer‘s blog post, “Seven Ways Pastoring Has Changed In 30 Years“, quite interesting and accurate. Little wonder, the pastor drop-out rate is so high! Thirty years ago, most people in the community held the pastor in high […]Read more "7 Ways Pastoring Has Changed In 30 Years"