College Football Down South and Irma

College Football Down South and Irma

So when you hear that phrase, it means fall and football season are at hand—along with a hurricane (or two). I’ve always loved college football season (yes, I use the word love inappropriately). I was raised on Georgia football. Go Dawgs! My early childhood and...
Harvey Relief

Harvey Relief

Dear friends, If you keep up with national news, there is no doubt that you are aware of the devastation that has occurred in Houston. Many of you are asking how our church can respond to this crisis. I would like to give you two concrete things that you can do at...
“I was hungry and . . . “

“I was hungry and . . . “

“Please come only once a month.”  It sounds like a reasonable recommendation we make to our food pantry clients.  We could even dress it up in a rather noble explanation like, “We want to help as many people as we can.”  The fact of the matter, however, sounds a lot...
Summer is Here

Summer is Here

Dear Church, I want to begin by quoting the great theologian (that’s a joke) Alice Cooper; “School’s out for summer!” I think it’s appropriate that I use his lyrics since he and his wife worshiped with us on Sunday morning just a few weeks ago. It is hard to believe,...
Baby Dedication

Baby Dedication

One of the great privileges of being a pastor is that I share in some of the most sacred times in a family’s life. Often, that looks like proclaiming the hope of the resurrection as we celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed away. It is always a joyful...
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AND MERCER UNIVERSITY

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AND MERCER UNIVERSITY

The ties between First Baptist Church in Augusta and Mercer University in Macon are long and strong. Founded by Baptists in 1833, Mercer University has been an outstanding provider of excellent higher education in Georgia and the entire region. Over these years, First...