Entries by Dr. Steve Horn

Lord, We Are Weary!

Lord, we are weary! Especially your people in Louisiana. First, it was COVID-19. We spent weeks leading the nation in cases per capita. We went home. The economic impact of that is still being felt. When people went home, gas prices plummeted. So many of our people who make their living in the oil and […]

Connecting Your Six Degrees

I’m sure you’ve heard of the six degrees of separation. Popularized in music, stage, and screen, the idea is that all people are six degrees (people), or fewer, social connections away from another person. To put it another way, we all know someone who knows someone who knows someone, until in only six relationships, we […]

Duration

One of the most frequently asked questions I’ve received in recent weeks is, “Are y’all almost finished with Hurricane Laura relief?” That’s a relatively easy question. “NO! Not even close!” Sometimes, the question will vary slightly – “How long will y’all be helping?” That answer is also easy, “As long as it takes.” The reality […]

Moments that Challenge Us to Respond

World War II, the assassination of JFK, the Space Shuttle Disaster in 1986 and again in 2003, the OKC Bombing in 1995, 9-11, Hurricanes—What do they all have in common? They are historical moments that impact life. They change things. September 11, 2001, changed our world. Some defining moments are historical moments that link all […]

The Giants Just Keep Coming

2 Samuel 22:7 In my distress I called to the Lord;     I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice;     my cry came to his ears. (NIV) My Facebook memory notifications are reminding me that this week marks four years since the historic floods in South Louisiana. Our church at the time had 50 […]

Mid-Year CP Giving Report

As we pass the mid-point of what seems like an extremely long year, several words come to mind that would be descriptive of how I feel about 2020. Unexpected would definitely be one of those words. No one expected COVID-19. No one saw the social unrest that has unfolded over the last several months. Another […]

A Reasonable Request

“But his servants caught up with him and said, ‘… if the prophet had asked you to do something hard and heroic, wouldn’t you have done it? So why not this simple ‘wash and be clean’?”   2 Kings 5:13, The Message  We have prayed for COVID to go away – but it continues to spread.  We […]

What Do We Do When We Need a Win?

At the risk of sounding like the cartoon character, The Born Loser, I confess to you that I’ve had my share of losing. In four seasons as a high school football player for example, we won 6 of 40 games and 2 of those 6 were taken away for using an ineligible player. I’m not […]

Re-gathering the Church

Louisiana Pastors and Church Leaders., We have received a number of requests to help churches interpret the phasing aspects related to the re-gathering of congregations. A wise Seminary professor once lectured, “The definition of a fool is he who tries to guess what is going to be on the test.” Therefore, we have intentionally remained […]

Positioning Ourselves for God to Answer Our Prayers

Second Chronicles 7:14 is one of the most often cited Scriptures on prayer. Often times, this passage is examined as a prescription for prayer. This is not a prayer prescription. This is God’s response to a prayer that Solomon prayed at the occasion of the dedication of the Temple. We read Solomon’s prayer beginning in […]