Author Archives: robsumrall

About robsumrall

I'm a pastor at the most wonderful church, Crossroads Baptist Church of Elizabethtown, KY. I am married to my best friend and am raising three great kids!

8 Parenting Lessons from Captain America

In a culture that values youth above all else, we should help our kids see that, while we are not experts in all things, our life experience has taught us a thing or two – and we are more than glad to share that experience with them. Continue reading

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Heroes You Should Know: John Knox

Knox was a faithful preacher until the end of his brief life. Because of his unwavering preaching, Queen Mary of Scots considered him “the most dangerous man in all her realm.” Continue reading

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Seven Surefire Ways to Ruin Your Church Experience

Most people want to have a positive worship experience. But if you secretly want to ruin your church experience, here are seven surefire ways to do it. Continue reading

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If the school tried to paddle my kids…

Proper discipline of children is a Gospel issue. If we properly discipline our children, we are sowing the seeds of Scripture into their lives. We are teaching them the eternity-shaping truth that sin has consequences. Continue reading

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Take this Job and Shove It: The Heroic Tale of Adam LaRoche

When Adam was asked to limit Drake’s presence in the team clubhouse, he made a huge decision – a decision that had to speak volumes to his son over how important he is. Adam walked away from baseball. Continue reading

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Ham and Deviled Eggs for Easter

As Ham-Eater-In-Chief, I considered all of these options in a highly academic and theological manner befitting someone of my position. After weighing the theories, I identified a conclusive and unique reason why we eat ham for Easter lunch. Continue reading

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Dad, don’t walk away

I’m not the kind of guy who cries at movies. I don’t boo hoo over songs either. Continue reading

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