Striving For Sexual Purity in Our Homes

I am sure it will come as no surprise that remaining sexually pure in our society is not easy. There are numerous ways a person can be tempted and more ways than ever to indulge in lust. The ubiquity of mobile devices has certainly made pornography more accessible and more anonymous than ever before. As […]

June 2018 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors & Praying Friends, Last month, we had our missions weekend with an international meal and international day. Actually, every time we meet feels a bit like international day, because our church is made up of people from so many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The cultural diversity in London and in our church […]

Book Review: The Pastor’s Kid by Barnabas Piper

Even though my two brothers and I are all in the ministry and are all married to pastor’s daughters, we did not grow up in a pastor’s home. Our parents are wonderful committed Christians and have always been very involved in church, but, to some degree, we were spared some of the drama that comes from […]

Encouragement for Personal Bible Reading

I wrote the following post on our church website and wanted to share it here on my personal website as well. I hope it will encourage you as you seek to have a time where you read God’s Word each day.  Devotions…Quiet Time…God and I Time – These are all ways I have heard personal […]

Book Review: The Conviction to Lead by Al Mohler

I have never thought of myself as a natural leader, and maybe you feel the same way. For that reason, I really liked Al Mohler’s book, “The Conviction to Lead” because it is written to help turn “Believers into Leaders and the Leaders into Believers.” The book helped me realise that there are times that […]

Book Review: On Being A Servant of God by Warren Weirsbe

Jesus made it clear that His definition of leadership and service is vastly different from the world’s. He said this in Matthew 20:25-28, “…Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will […]

May 2018 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors & Praying Friends, There is never a dull moment in the work of church planting. Downham Baptist entered 2018 full of enthusiasm as a newly constituted church. Though the Lord has richly blessed the church, the last several months have not been without their challenges. Thankfully, though the resolve of the church was […]