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RaMbLeS: weekly musings on life and Scripture | More →


September 16th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


Well, everybody deceives. Students taking an exam: a few years ago, about half those in a government class at Harvard were charged with cheating, and about seventy expelled. Runners in a race, breaking rules to enter into the 2015 Boston marathon. Having an affair: the hacking of the website of Ashley Madison revealed 37 million users subscribing to the “Life is short. Have an affair” mantra. Software piracy costs $63 billion each year. Nearly 75% of employees have…   Read more →


September 9th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


Another “graduation” occurred last week.

One of my teachers went to be with the Lord: Dr. Stanley D. Toussaint, Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition, who taught at Dallas Theological Seminary from 1960 (before I was born!) to 2012. He was 89.

Charming, sharp, full of parrot jokes (yup!), and an amazing knowledge of the Scriptures. I count it a privilege to have been one of his “small-fry” students, but the man has taught Dallas Seminary stalwarts…   Read more →


September 2nd, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 2


Mark Twain is reported to have said:

Let us swear while we may, for in Heaven it will not be allowed.”

The great man would have been happy with the results of a recent study. Jean Twenge, prof of psychology at San Diego State, and her co-researchers analyzed titles of English books published in the US between 1950 and 2008, looking for profanity, specifically for seven words I am ashamed to repeat here. They were, BTW, the “seven words you can never say on television,”…   Read more →

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“Is it Bad to Be Single?”

September 19th, 2017| Topic: aBeLOG | 0

My fellow preaching prof, fellow Evangelical Homiletics Society member, and good friend Dr. Hershael York, of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Lexington, Kentucky, has this to say about the question posed in the title of this post …

The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.
Psalm 34:10

God bless the singles!

Pragmatics and Preaching—A Dialogue

September 11th, 2017| Topic: aBeLOG, Uncategorized | 2

Pragmatics and Preaching—A Dialogue

Please consider this an invitation to peruse and respond to:

1) Article by Abraham Kuruvilla, “‘What is the Author Doing with What He is Saying?’ Pragmatics and Preaching—An Appeal!” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 60 (2017): 557–80 (this JETS article will also be posted on this site the first week of October 2017);

2) …   Read more →

Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

August 1st, 2017| Topic: aBeLOG, Uncategorized | 0

Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

Quick note …

I am preaching at Stonebriar Community Church, north of Dallas, in Frisco, on August 6 and 13 (9:00 am and 10:45 am).

[For other speaking events, see here.]

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • March 5, 2018 Preaching Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
  • April 10, 2018 Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas

Past Speaking Engagements

  • August 6 & 13, 2017 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2017 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
  • June 18, 2017 Faith Bible Church, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • June 15, 2017 Association of Hill Country Churches, Preaching Refresher, Austin, Texas
  • May 22, 2017 Buck Run Baptist Church, Frankfort, Kentucky
  • March 24−26, 2017 Dallas Seminary President's Weekend, T Bar M Ranch, New Braunfels, Texas
  • March 9−10, 2017 Eastern District of the EFCA, Preaching Refresher, Princeton, New Jersey
  • March 6, 2017 Preaching Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
  • January 12, 2017 New Student Orientation, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • November 16, 2016 Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, Texas
  • October 19, 2016 Shepherds National Church Leaders’ Conference, Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina

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