Eldora Speedway

A Walk in the Shoes of a NASCAR Chaplain…

One of the most common questions I am asked about chaplaincy is, “what exactly do you do at the track?” So I invite you to spend a few days in my dusty boots as I served the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio last week.     Monday Evening – Eldora…

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I Follow Jesus, Except in Traffic…and on Facebook

In theory, following Jesus is a fairly simplistic task. While we do a decent job of over-complicating what it means to be a Christ follower; I promise you it is really not that complicated. To understand fully what it meant to be saved, we have this great conversation recorded in the book of Luke where…

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Our Great Sin

“God’s last name is not dammit.” The words were printed in large block letters across a medium sized oval sticker affixed to my tackle box. It was a very ‘loud’ message amidst the other smaller decals and logos plastered all over the box. I wasn’t a fisherman, but as a middle-schooler my tackle box doubled as…

Christian Patriots

Can We Be Christians AND Patriots?

This weekend we remember such a special time in American history as we celebrate our independence as a free country. Every year as I listen to the cracks, pops, and bangs of the fireworks overhead I think about how thankful I am that we live in America. Yet my mind is always drawn to the reality that, at that…

The White House

Christianity is Losing…

Christianity is losing, or so it would seem after another stroll down Facebook lane. I scrolled past a dozen posts about the latest ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States followed by several posts discussing the latest church fires that have occurred throughout the Southeast. I saw link to an article about the 10 Commandments…

Hunting on Sunday's

Hunting on “The Lord’s Day”

Op-Ed by Billy Mauldin Having served in the local church and for the past sixteen years with Motor Racing Outreach, I greatly value seeing men and women, young and old, involved in the church, the body of Christ. I know for a fact that health and well-being begins and ends with a personal relationship with…

Christians and Alcohol

I’m a Christian…and I Don’t Drink.

I am about to make a controversial statement. I am a Christian, and I don’t drink alcohol. There, I said it! Crazy isn’t it? What is even crazier to me is that it used to be controversial to hear “I am a Christian and I do drink alcohol.“ It is amazing how things have shifted. I am…

Homeless Nashville TN

Beware of the Homeless. They Might Touch You.

Picture this. You find yourself strolling down the beautiful downtown streets of whatever city you live near. As you are walking, a man extends his hand to you in an attempt to stop and engage you. He is well groomed and clean. A fancy watch clings to his wrist from his extended hand. His face is…

The Middle Day

The Middle Day.

The Saturday sandwiched between Good Friday (when Jesus hung on a cross and released his life) and Resurrection Sunday (when Jesus arose from the dead) is a curious day in the Christian faith. The Bible is pretty quiet about this day.   If we were to put ourselves in the sandals of the early followers of…

Zacchaeus, The Easter Story

Zacchaeus, the Easter Story.

This Easter I am reminded of a little guy named Zacchaeus. (No, not because it is tax season.) In his Gospel, Luke brings us into a story in chapter 19 about Jesus passing through the border town of Jericho on his way to Jerusalem. In town there was a chief tax collector named Zacchaeus, who had…