Defining Followship

Is Following Jesus More Like Simon Says or Follow The Leader?


The heart of my book, Ownership Road, is the section called “The Road From Followship To Ownership.” This is the journey that all believers must take to gain faith ownership and develop an authentic faith. The word “followship” is not a common word. I am not sure that I made it up though I am […]

Writing A Book About Discipleship To A World In A Discipleship Deficit.

4 Reasons You Will Never Read Ownership Road

A few weeks ago I was at a men’s conference when Rick Burgess (from Rick & Bubba) talked about a Men’s Ministry he helped start at his church. The purpose of this ministry was to challenge men to step up and be men of God. He said it would have to be a tough message […]

Racial Peace Begins At Home

Teaching Our Children To Love Equally


I’m sitting in the study of my house this morning while my boys play (rather loudly) in the other room, oblivious of the sad world they live in today. They woke up this morning in a house of peace that sits in a world of fear. We are very careful to shield them from the […]

Modeling My Life After Chick-fil-a

Five things I learned about my faith from doing book signings in Chick-fil-a

In June, I kicked off the Ownership Road Summer Book Signing Tour at Chick-fil-a stores around Alabama. Many people have asked why I was doing this at Chick-fil-a. There are 3 main reasons. First, I hate doing bookstore book signings. They are boring and awkward. Secondly, this book is for Christian parents, which happen to […]

The World Our Children Live In

an abridged excerpt from Ownership Road


Kids today are overly stressed, media saturated, relationally malnourished, over materialized, ADD defined, and often confused about who they are suppose to be. It has become the norm to pile adult pressures on our kids. This is both a direct cultural influence as well as an indirect one from parents and other culturally consumed adults. […]

The Formative Stage of Discipleship

Five objectives while leading your child through the Formative Stage of Discipleship!


Beginning in chapter eleven of my book Ownership Road: Leading Our Children To An Authentic Faith That Prepares Them For Life After High School, I present the four stages of discipleship. Previously, in the book, I had laid out the five discipleship steps along the road from followship to ownership, and then I flesh that […]

Modeling Marriage For Our Children

Teaching Our Kids How To Have A Healthy Marriage By Modeling What A Healthy Marriage Looks Like


Marriage: The loving act, ordained by God, of a man and woman committing to each other in a covenant relationship until death do they part. That is the definition of marriage that has existed as long as time itself. Yet, in our society today, this basic definition has caused great confusion, as if someone was […]

Introducing The Ownership Road Summer Book Club

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“I need to read this book but I am not sure when I will ever start it!” I have heard this from a lot of people over the past two weeks since releasing Ownership Road. Some people are always reading books, while others never seem to find the time. I can relate to that myself, which […]