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December 8th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


All kinds of celebrations happen at Disney theme parks: engagements, birthdays, weddings, etc., etc.

But these “Happiest Places on Earth” are also venues for “celebrations” of a different kind.

The custodians of said parks in Orlando, Florida (Walt Disney World) and Anaheim, California (Disneyland) report that these famous locations are preferred places for guests to scatter their loved ones’ ashes!

In fact, such disbursements of remains are so popular that custodians…   Read more →


December 1st, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


If you’ve been to the fabulous island of Santorini, in the Aegean Sea, in Greece, you know that steep hills and walkways (to access the picturesque sights of the ocean from on high) make going on foot not very easy. Even for the relatively young and healthy. Needless to say, it’s a tough proposition for those might be carrying extra poundage.

So, many tourists who fall into the last mentioned category—and they are numerous!—take donkeys to get around those steep…   Read more →


November 24th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


They named her T-1, a fearsome predator roaming the jungles near Pandharkawada (pop. 26, 567) in India. There have been a string of deaths creating panic in all those neighborhoods. Bodies have been found with missing limbs and big scratch marks.

Wildlife officials claim the tigress has developed a taste for human flesh. They say she has killed five. Locals claim the loss of at least fourteen.

India’s tiger count is at a high of 2,500, the world’s largest tiger population.…   Read more →

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Homiletics & Hermeneutics

December 11th, 2018| Topic: aBeLOG | 0

Homiletics <em>&</em> Hermeneutics

For those interested in a debate on preaching, here goes:

Homiletics and Hermeneutics: Four Views on Preaching Today (Baker), edited by Scott Gibson and Matthew Kim (both of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), just came out in December 2018. 

Your faithful blogger had the privilege of presenting one of those four views and commenting on each of the other three views produced, respectively, by:

Bryan…   Read more →

Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

August 13th, 2018| Topic: aBeLOG | 2

Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

Quick note …


I am preaching at Stonebriar Community Church, north of Dallas, in Frisco, on August 19 and 26 (9:00 am and 10:45 am).


[For other speaking events, see here.]

Preaching @ Northwest Bible Church

July 16th, 2018| Topic: aBeLOG | 0

Preaching @ Northwest Bible Church

Quick note …


I am preaching at Northwest Bible Church, here in Dallas, on July 22 and 29, and August 5 and 12 (9:00 am and 10:35 am).

Doing some of the darker chapters of Judges, dealing with Abimelech, Jephthah, Micah and the Levite, and the Levite and Concubine.

Lots of blood and gore promised! Come one, come all!

[For other speaking events, see here.]

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

    • January 2019 Guest Lectureship, Evangelical Theological College, Bengaluru, India
    • January 27, 2019 Abilene Baptist Church, Martinez, Georgia
    • February 19−21, 2019 William E. Conger Lectures on Biblical Preaching, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama
    • October 23, 2019 Shepherds 360 Conference, Cary, North Carolina
    • November 2020 Guest Lectureship, Singapore Bible College, Singapore
    • April 8−10, 2021 Preaching Summit, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas

Past Speaking Engagements

    • October 28, 2018 GracePoint Church, Coppell, Texas
    • October 16−18, 2018 Lyman Stewart Lectures, Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, California
    • September 22, 2018 Preaching Refresher, Dallas Theological Seminary Houston Campus, Houston, Texas
    • August 19 and 26, 2018 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
    • July 22, 29, August 5, and 12, 2018 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • July 8, 2018 Dallas Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • April 10, 2018 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
    • March 5, 2018 Preaching Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

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