How Do We Heal?

How do we heal and move forward as a nation?  That was the question posed to Bishop Kenneth Ulmer during his appearance on Today With Hoda & Jenna yesterday (November 9, 2020) alongside Rabbi Steve...

Should Worship Musicians Study Music?

Too often the study of music is overlooked, or even frowned upon within the contemporary worship culture. There has emerged a stark dichotomy between the musician who knows versus the musician who feels. Dichotomies by their very nature evolve, even...

Dealing With Leadership Anxiety

What do you do when you don’t know what to do? This leadership journey began when I was twenty-four years old and had been married six days. It was my first day as a...

To Be or Not to Be a Pentecostal

The time in Fort Wayne would be a milestone for Jack Hayford as a Pentecostal pastor. Ever since he had begun speaking in tongues in May 1955, he had continued the practice privately. But he was wavering...

Love Everybody

This is one of the most racially charged, politically crazy times our country has ever seen. People are mad at each other based on what they post on social media or what their bumper sticker says. It’s...

Who Are You?

Have you ever asked yourself, “Who am I?” Or how about this: “What am I supposed to be when I grow up?” These questions are always in the mix during conversations about identity. In fact, they’re regarded...

Half the Battle

What types of battles are you facing right now? The list of battles we face throughout a lifetime is far too lengthy to list, but I have no doubt you are facing one. I heard an old...

Blame It On COVID

Years ago at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas, where I serve as senior pastor, there was a young guy on our softball team. He was in his early 20s, and at a game one night he...

Dinner With Strangers

In September 2015 I found myself on a trip to Israel with a group called “Israel Collective.” I was invited on an all-expenses-paid trip to the Holy Land and I had no idea what to expect. I...

God Will Unify His Church, Whether Christians Want It or Not

In Galatians 3:28, we find God’s present-day plan for the Church: “There is neither Jew nor Greek”—one version says Jew nor Gentile—“neither slave nor free, neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ.” So,...

Getting a Word From God

Have you ever wanted to hear from God or needed a word from the Lord? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. As you pursue a deeper, more intimate relationship with God you’ll undoubtedly come to a...

Making 2020 the Best

Everywhere we look, we see memes about how 2020 will go down as the worst year ever. It’s true that 2020 has been challenging, but what if we look back on this year and remember it being...