Does Our Relationship With God Depend on Our Memory?

Does Our Relationship With God Depend on Our Memory? Dementia and Alzheimer’s are a great mystery to most of us. And how many of us who have Alzheimer’s in our family medical history, wonder if that is the path we will someday take? I have been fortunate to learn from some beautiful family members who […]

Just the Beginning

Just the Beginning It’s hard for me to believe that exactly one year ago this month God brought me to Trinity Baptist Church; and what a year it has been! My first day in the office was March 8th and I hit the ground running, with only 4 weeks until the first combined worship service […]

Pastoral Reflections

Billy Graham Billy Graham once said “Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.” Billy was humble and an open […]

Expanding Sacred Space

Expanding Sacred Space Jesus journeyed beyond the typical and expected places to seek and save the broken, wandering, and hurting. Though Jesus did teach at the Temple and the synagogue, he also gained a reputation for being found in the company and at the parties of those with whom upstanding spiritual leaders were not supposed […]

Rest from Endlessly Proving Yourself

Rest from Endlessly Proving Yourself Six days for work. One for rest. It is an ancient formula the Hebrew people have been leaning into for thousands of years. It affirms the dignity and purpose of work, as well as the rightness and importance of a life and identity beyond our working. Theologically, it holds up […]

Seeing How God is Working at Trinity by Mark Barr

Seeing How God is Working at Trinity My wife, Marcia, and I are visiting Sunday School classes. We are following up on a wonderful suggestion to visit each Sunday School class twice. This experience is providing us a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand how God is working at Trinity Baptist Church in a variety of […]

Husbands Love Your Wives

Growing a healthy marriage involves many challenges and much hard work. Let’s face it, we men all too often leave the hard work of relationship building to our wives. We easily assume that they know more about such things and we simply lack confidence in our own relational ability. But we need to give ourselves […]

God’s Global Family

Scripture: Isaiah 2:2-4; Zechariah 8:20-23 God’s Global Family How Americanized is your Christianity? I once went with a group of Baylor University students to Taize, France. We participated in the life and worship of the Christian community there. People make pilgrimages from all over the globe (though especially from Europe) to come together for worship. […]

Good News Welcomed

Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1, 9-17 Goods News Welcomed From death to life. That was what the cleansing of Naaman’s skin disease was like. 2 Kings 5 invites us to consider Naaman, a mighty commander of a foreign army. He likely would have been on the cover of magazines as a rising star and leader among […]

Syncing With Your Family

Syncing With Your Family Dr. Leslie Hollon, Senior Pastor “Syncing” is a common technological term for updating connections between compatible devices, like iPhone to iPad. It is the act of getting two elements in harmony. With similar purpose, syncing in our family relationships is essential for compatibility. When we have an overdue conversation with a […]