Monday, November 07, 2011

A Lesson on Courage from my Grandpa

What is courage? Many years ago, my father explained that the answer to that question is to be afraid of something and yet to do it anyway. The occasion of that lesson was my explaining to him and my mother how I overcame my fear of heights (not once, but twice) to voluntarily take part in a rappelling exercise on one of my National Guard drills. I still remember how scared I was, when I did it. I’ve always had a bit of a phobia with heights. My dad looked at me and said: “That’s courage. Being afraid of something and doing it anyway.” My fear of heights, however, is nothing compared to the fear that Staff Sergeant James Gibson faced over 60 years ago when he stood down a German Tiger Tank (and won!) or when he charged into a squad of German soldiers, firing his rifle and tossing all the grenades that he had!

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Check out

Hey Everyone,

Most of my blogging takes place over at That's my pastoral blog.

I am working on the new, which is a general site that I hope will serve as a "hub" for all my writing and online activities.

You can check out my  history-related writing at my "American Revolution & Founding Era" blog right here on Blogger. That address is.....

God bless you!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pics from Ministry at Olney Baptist Church

Here are some random pics from my ministry at Olney Baptist Church...

Preaching at our 4th of July outdoor tent service (July 4, 2010)

Introducing our guest speaker, a Roman reenactor, at a recent service on the Armor of God

Preaching on Sunday morning at Olney Baptist Church

Another pic of me preaching at OBC on a Sunday morning

Our church building


Thanks for looking at the pictures. Hope you're having a great day!

Random Family Pics from Recent Disney Trip

Just some random family pictures from our recent vacation....

I'm still doing most of my blogging at and, but I thought I'd post these pics from our summer vacation in Disney World. Hope all my readers are doing well. God bless!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Who is Brian Tubbs?

Hello Everybody!

Most of my blogging action is taking place at the following sites: and

However, even though this particular blog isn't as active, I thought it might be helpful to post a short bio of myself for those who are looking to learn a little bit more about me.


Brian Tubbs serves as the pastor of Olney Baptist Church in Olney, Maryland, a Southern Baptist congregation nestled in Montgomery County, Maryland. Brian has served in full-time Christian ministry since 2002. From 2006 through 2009, he served as pastor of Sligo Baptist Church in Wilmington, Ohio, and as the administrator of Wilmington Christian Academy. From 2002 through 2006, Brian taught high school Bible and social studies at a private Christian school in Northern Virginia.

Brian is the Protestantism Feature Writer for He has written extensively on Christianity and American history, including a previous stint with as the Feature Writer for the American Revolution & Founding Era. (He has resurrected this topic as a blog). His articles have appeared online as well as in print outlets, including Insight and The Washington Times. He is also the founder and course manager for

In addition to ministry, teaching, and writing, Brian's background includes several years as a lobbyist, project manager, and/or public relations professional in the Washington, DC area non-profit community.

Brian holds a M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Government and Politics from George Mason University (Go Patriots!). He is an avid reader, whose favorite authors include David McCullough, Jeff Shaara, Charles Colson, Gary Habermas, Winfried Corduan, and Ravi Zacharias. He also enjoys chess, PC strategy games, and seafood buffets.

For more on Brian, visit

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Speech on America's Founders

This past October, I had the privilege of speaking to the Olney, Maryland Republican Women's Club on the subject of the role of religion in America's founding.

When preaching from the pulpit, I steer clear of partisanship. I never encourage a congregation to vote for a particular party or candidate. I don't believe God should be pigeonholed that way. However, in this video, I was speaking to a Republican organization, and I felt it was okay for me to "let my hair down a bit" and show my Republican colors. (I say that with all due respect and affection to my many Democrat friends and relatives. :-) ).

If you believe a political speech will cause you offense, then feel free to skip this one. If not, then I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, December 04, 2009

John Maxwell's Strategy of Evangelism

John Maxwell, a bestselling author and leading expert on the subject of leadership, talks about his Christian faith and his strategy for evangelism...

Maxwell began his career as a pastor, branched out into consulting with and coaching other pastors, and then became a world-famous consultant to corporate America. He is the author of numerous books, including The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

In this brief excerpt, Maxwell explains that his leadership message to the secular world helps open the door for him to share Christ, since Christ was the greatest leader of all time.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Improve Your Memory

Having counseled many families who have a loved one suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's, or some form of memory loss, the following article really caught my interest.

I don't know the name of the author, but received this article as part of a "resource pack," and have been given permission to reprint it.


Improve Your Memory

The International Longevity Center released a report in 2001 that includes vital tips in improving your brain's performance. The more pronounced tips include actively seeking new information through learning. This can be achieved by reading and training. You should also engage yourself in physical activities that promote blood circulation on your brain. You should also learn to keep your stress levels at a low by not thinking too much about problems. It is also recommended to get enough sleep and eat right. To help you exercise your memory to improve its performance, here are some more tips that you can opt to do.

1. Make it a habit to write down notes about the things that you want to do and whatever you want to remember. This can aid you in achieving your goal until you no longer have to resort to this activity or do it less often.

2. If you are reviewing for exams and the likes, you must get enough rest after storing too much information on your brain. You can repeat the process after you have rested and before the date of the exam to help your brain absorb more information and retain most of them.

3. You should also practice visualizing things that you need to remember. For example, you need to remember too many names at a short period of time. It will help if you will associate the faces of the people and their names on images that will make you recall them easily.

4. While some people may attest that cramming work for them, this is not healthy as you try to force and overload your brain with too many information for a short period of time. If you have to study, give yourself ample time to finish everything that you have to review. Give your brain time to rest after absorbing too many data. This will help better your memory and for you to perform well on your exams.

--Guest Article