As a double Baylor alumnus I have been disheartened at the recent news and information concerning my alma mater. That university officials would systematically permit sexual abuse in order to maintain a favorable public image for a winning football program is … Continue reading
Author Archives: Doug Hankins
Growing up I loved watching epic hero films. I loved them so much that I would inevitably adopt the culture and lifestyle of the heroes and live it out in my daily life. When I first … Continue reading
In this sermon I looked to 1 Peter 4:19 and hoped that we see that sometimes God permits suffering so that as we grab onto Jesus, we communicate to the World that God is good.
My buddy Amine texted me in a panic yesterday to tell me about Prince dying. I thought it was a morbid joke (because Amine likes to set me up for his clever bits of comedy). I expected the texts to keep … Continue reading
In this sermon, I tried to help our church family see that suffering is essential to the development of Biblical hope in Jesus. As Paul lays it out in Romans 5, if someone is walking in shame, then God’s plan … Continue reading
Over at 22Words, John Piper’s son Abraham’s site of wonderful aggregate cultural goodness, there is a post about 30 of the most misquoted lines in Western culture. One misquote that stands out is the line where Darth Vader reveals his … Continue reading
In this sermon, I wanted to make the argument that Christians suffer in the best way possible. The reason? Jesus Christ is sovereign over our suffering and able to work all things together for the good of those who love … Continue reading
In the last sermon of our Love Is series, I hoped to provide some practical advice on being a Christian married couple from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Bottom Line: If you are not married, stop pursuing sex. If … Continue reading
In this sermon I hope to provide some helpful counsel on what it looks like to truly love those who hate you and try to persecute you. Jesus gives the best counsel in Matthew 5.
How do you love your gay neighbors? I don’t know completely, but I try to offer some counsel from Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church in chapter 4 and verse 15.