Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence began his ministry at Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Ore., in September 2010. He came to Portland from Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C., after serving there as Associate Pastor for over eight years. He also served as a   Campus Staff Minister with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill.

He earned a B.A. from Duke University in 1988, an M.Div. from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 1997 and holds a Ph.D. in British History from Cambridge University (2002). Michael is the author of Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church, co-author with Mark Dever of It is Well:  Sermons on the Atonement, and has contributed to many publications, including Church History Magazine, Preaching, and 9Marks EJournal.

Michael is married to Adrienne and has five children, ages 15 to 3 years.

I'm Just Not Attracted to Her, Part 2

May 25, 2012|Michael Lawrence

You don't have to be a captive of your culture's definitions of beauty. Here are four steps to recalibrate your sense of beauty.

I'm Just Not Attracted to Her, Part 1

May 13, 2011|Michael Lawrence

We men can't help what we find beautiful in a woman. Or can we? Learn about the purpose and promise of true beauty.

Sex Is Not About Waiting

Jul 01, 2010|Michael Lawrence

Sex is about union. And a foretaste of something even better.  

Stop Test-Driving Your Girlfriend

Stop Test-Driving Your Girlfriend

Apr 08, 2010|Michael Lawrence

How does a man decide whether or not to marry the woman he’s dating? Here are some tips for Christian guys to know if she’s "the one."

Love in the Mirror

Sep 17, 2009|Michael Lawrence

More than being about the love of someone of the same sex, homosexuality often seems to be the sexualized love of oneself, projected on to another.

Make the Most of Your Unemployment, Part 2

Jul 17, 2009|Michael Lawrence

Just because you're out of work doesn't mean that God doesn't have plans for your life right now.

Make the Most of Your Unemployment, Part 1

Jul 16, 2009|Michael Lawrence

Just because you're out of work doesn't mean that God doesn't have plans for your life right now.

Little Teachers, Big Lessons

Feb 26, 2009|Michael Lawrence

Some of my greatest teachers have been under the age of 10.

Exploit Your Pastor

Jan 11, 2008|Michael Lawrence

It's to your advantage to seek the counsel of your pastor or elders.

Obey Your Pastor?

Oct 25, 2007|Michael Lawrence

Pastoral authority: Do you have to submit to it?

Real Men Risk Rejection

Real Men Risk Rejection

Feb 08, 2007|Michael Lawrence

Don't let fear keep you from talking to her.

Mentor Series: Sex and the Single Guy

Mentor Series: Sex and the Single Guy, Part 2

In this second excerpt of the interview we conducted with Scott Croft and Michael Lawrence, we explore celibacy and the normalcy of marriage.  

Mentor Series: Sex and the Single Guy

Mentor Series: Sex and the Single Guy

This is the first of two excerpts of an interview we conducted with Scott Croft and Michael Lawrence, addressing sexuality in dating relationships.