10 Insights from 36 Years of Marriage

Fawn Weaver insists, “Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.” When it comes to marriage, I chose wisely.  I can readily identify with Churchill’s assessment: “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” Amanda and I are celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary today.  … More 10 Insights from 36 Years of Marriage

“Press On”

Sometimes you hear a song and it keeps playing in your head long after you have heard it. Such was the case around 2015 when I heard our choir sing the anthem “Press On.” At that time these words were especially relevant for me and other members of our congregation who had experienced grief, extra … More “Press On”

Let Justice Roll!

The prophet Amos, who served in the Northern Kingdom of Israel during the 8th century BC, became acutely passionate about justice. During a time of great prosperity, Amos observed the rise of corruption, the decline of morality, and the increasing neglect of the poor. As he confronted these inequities Amos declared, “But let justice roll … More Let Justice Roll!

How a Big Steeple Church Is Becoming a Mission Church….Again

Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta birthed a vision in 1946 to plant a church in North Buckhead. The congregation saw this area as a mission field and a hub of future growth on the north side of Atlanta. Second-Ponce purchased property in 1947 on Wieuca Road with the vision of starting the new … More How a Big Steeple Church Is Becoming a Mission Church….Again

10 Reasons We Are Giving a Little Extra to Our Church This Year

Every year, my wife and I give a few gifts at the end of the year to non-profits, mission centers, and ministry groups with whom we have a close connection. And although we give regularly to our church throughout the year, we usually give an end-of-the-year gift to our church. This year we are giving … More 10 Reasons We Are Giving a Little Extra to Our Church This Year