Category Archives: Leadership

New Book: The Heart of the Preacher

This October, I (Rick) have a book being published by Lexham Press (the company that produces Logos Bible Software).  The book is called The Heart of the Preacher because it deals with some of the heart-level tests experienced by those who … Continue reading

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Prayer & Praise Update (August 30, 2019)

On this beautiful Friday morning, I’m sitting in my office, enjoying the beauty of our campus.  Through the hard work of our facilities team, the grounds and buildings look better than ever. We are getting ready to welcome a wave … Continue reading

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Summer Rest

This past week, I (Rick) had the joy of being in Dallas, Texas to be part of the Dallas Global Proclamation Academy.  Each summer, the Dallas GPA, headed by Dr. Ramesh Richard, brings in 25 young pastoral leaders from 25 … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 45)

Chapter 45 is one of the most intriguing chapters in the entire book.  It is by far the shortest chapter in the book—only five verses long.  It is intentionally not in chronological order.  The previous six chapters describe the fall … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 43)

This chapter begins as Jeremiah finishes doing what the Jewish remnant had asked him to do—reporting to them the word from the Lord about where they should go and what they should do (42:3).  The opening verse of chapter 43 … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 42)

Chapter 42 continues the story line that began in 40:7 and runs through the end of chapter 43.  Where most of the longer narrative is filled with action and movement (assassination, battle, journey), chapter 42 stands still and records part … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 41)

This chapter continues to chronicle the political and spiritual collapse of the Jewish remnant left in the land after the fall of Jerusalem.  Seven months into Gedaliah’s governorship, Ishmael returns to meet with Gedaliah.  Ishmael, who is almost always referred … Continue reading

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