Three years ago today, my wife and I were awakened in the early hours of the morning with news that our good friend Jason Ellis, a police officer in Bardstown, KY had been murdered. He was discovered in front of his patrol car on the exit ramp of the Bluegrass Parkway just outside of their home in Bloomfield. We had just spent the weekend with them the week prior as I was in town for graduation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jason left behind his wife, Amy and their two young boys. Today the murder remains unsolved. Perhaps you can share this with others so they can help spread the word and pray for answers that will lead to arrest(s) and conviction.

View the video below of his wife Amy, as she pleads for answers to emerge in a video from one year ago.

The Unsolved Murder of Jason Ellis

Why I’m No Longer a United Methodist – Collin Hansen writes about how he is watching the very people he once associated with approach massive decisions that will have lasting effects upon the UMC.

Music for people who struggle with singing – Aaron Armstrong writes, “There’s something you need to know: I am a terrible singer. Like, really bad at it. If you ever sit next to me at church on a Sunday when I’m belting it out, I’m really sorry. But I don’t let my awfulness stop me.”

Does the Doctrine of Male Headship Lead to Abuse? – This article by Mary Kassian is well worth your time and consideration.

Doctrine in Focus: The Trinity – Nathan Busenitz focuses in on a very important and often neglected doctrine – the holy Trinity.

What Does the Word “Gospel” Mean in the New Testament? – R.C. Sproul explains how we often use the word gospel, but in many cases, we don’t know how to define it. He writes, “We use it so glibly in the church today. Preachers say they preach the gospel, but if we listen to them preach Sunday after Sunday, we hear very little gospel in what they are preaching.”

Want to Read a Modern Classic? – Tomorrow I will begin a journey through Don Whitney’s book (new edition) – Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Would you like to take time to read it with me? I will be posting the overview tomorrow and each Thursday I will post a new summary and questions to consider from the selected chapter.