Author Archives: Mike Pohlman

Killing Words

Four words are haunting me: “And their voices prevailed” (Luke 23:23). With these four words Luke described the irreversible wave of fury that crashed on Jesus. The multitudes had a choice. The crowd could have opted for Barabbas—the convicted insurrectionist and murderer. But instead they chose Jesus of Nazareth. Pilate’s feeble attempts could not persuade the mob otherwise: […]

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For the Increase of Christ at Cedar Creek Baptist Church

Dear Cedar Creek, In the providence of God, thank you for the honor of serving as your next lead pastor. I am humbled and thrilled by this calling: humbled, because as the Apostle Paul asked rhetorically, “Who is sufficient for … Continue reading

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If These Walls Could Speak: Graduation and the Gospel

If these walls could speak, what would the walls of Alumni Chapel say? On Friday, December 2 this chapel will be filled with graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The men and women receiving earned degrees from this institution … Continue reading

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Running to Stand Still

On June 4, 2016 I had the honor of saying “I do” to Anna Christine Ovenell. No longer a widower, I have the tremendous privilege and responsibility of loving Anna as Christ loved the church (Cf., Ephesians 5:25). My marriage to … Continue reading

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Logic on Fire

May the spirit of his ministry permeate the church today! Logic On Fire: the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones from Media Gratiae on Vimeo.

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Let Us Be About Our Father’s Business

In his excellent, brief biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Michael Korda argues that among Grant biographers there has been “a widespread failure to understand Grant’s character, which was admittedly complex and always, to some degree, secretive.” Korda continues by contrasting … Continue reading

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Nothing But the Blood

Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. ~Isaiah 1:18 In the last 36 hours … Continue reading

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