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Genesis 1:1−2:3

September 1st, 2014| Topic: aBeLOG, Genesis | 1

Genesis 1:1−2:3

God exercises his sovereignty over the cosmic Temple over which he reigns, deputizing humans bearing his image, to represent him to the rest of the cosmos.

The first chapters of Genesis contain a theology of creation that asserts the bankruptcy of the contemporary pagan creation stories of the cultures surrounding Israel, with their mistaken notions of the nature of deity, the idolatry of astronomical bodies and natural entities, and a misunderstanding of the place and

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Robert Smith: How I Preach

August 15th, 2014| Topic: aBeLOG, How I Preach | 2

Robert Smith: How I Preach

Robert Smith: And this is How I Preach

[It is a pleasure to highlight Robert Smith, an acclaimed preacher in evangelicalism today, on How I Preach. We have connected off and on at meetings of the Evangelical Homiletics Society meetings, and I’ve made it a priority to listen to him whenever I get the chance. His wealth of experience brings insights that are heartfelt and stimulating. Here’s Robert ….]

Robert Smith, Jr.

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Genesis: Introduction

August 1st, 2014| Topic: aBeLOG, Genesis | 5

Genesis: Introduction

This is the first in a series of posts on each pericope of Genesis. This will essentially be a distillation of what is in my commentary (Genesis: A Theological Commentary for Preachers; more on the book, and a free chapter download, here). Of course, the book contains far more detail than can be reproduced he

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Neighbor!

August 30th, 2014| Topic: RaMbLeS | 3

Neighbor!

They are often bothersome. Neighbors. Loud noises. Wild partying. Crazy pets. And all manner of other inconsiderate activities directed against you and the rest of those on their block.

Maybe you’ve felt like moving. Or you’ve been praying they will move. Your blood pressure suffers. Your adrenaline is wasted. And you think you’ll die sooner because of their antics.

Well, it seems there’s a connection between your neighbor and your heart. At least that’s what

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Shoulder!

August 23rd, 2014| Topic: RaMbLeS | 2

Shoulder!

Walter Isaacson wrote an article for TIME recently. Mr. Isaacson, who worked for the magazine once, as its managing editor, and as CEO fro CNN, is now president of Aspen Institute, a non-partisan thinktank in Washington, DC. He is the acclaimed author of Steve Jobs (2011), as well as biographies of Einstein, Ben Franklin, and Henry Kissinger.

Mr. Isaacson’s recent article is about your shoulder. Yup, your shoulder. And how someone is looking over it. Over your should

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Call!

August 16th, 2014| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Call!

Trust a Texas mom to take action. Sharon Standifird, of Houston, and a military vet, was, like any concerned mother, mad.

Once again, she called. No reply. And again, she texted. No reply.

Her teenager, Bradley, was not answering her calls or texts.

She was mad!

(Not unusual. There are a lot of mad parents out there, I’m told, who are in the same predicament, stuck with unresponsive teenagers.)

So she got to work. Seriously. Said Standifird:

We need to develop an app that

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • August–December 2014 Fall Semester, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • October 7−9, 2014 Rom Lectures, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois
  • October 9−11, 2014 Plenary Lectures, Annual Meeting, Evangelical Homiletics Society, Chicago, Illinois
  • November 19−21, 2014 Presentations, Annual Meeting, Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, California
  • December 7, 2014 Bayside Community Church, Tampa, Florida

Past Speaking Engagements

  • August 24, 2014 Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina
  • August 21, 2014 New Student Orientation, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • August 3 & 10, 2014 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • July 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2014 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
  • May 25, 2014 Immanuel Baptist Church, Madrid, Spain
  • January–May 2014 Spring Semester, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • May 7, 2014 Preaching Seminar, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
  • March 23, 2014 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • February 13, 2014 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • February 10, 2014 Southwestern Christian Fellowship, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
  • February 6, 2014 Moody Founder's Week, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois
  • January 19, 2014 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • January 9, 2014 New Student Orientation, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • December 6, 2013 Sharjah Brethren Assembly, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • December 6, 2013 Redeemer Church of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • November 30, 2013 Grace Bible Fellowship, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • November 28, 2013 New Life Fellowship, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • September 1, 2013 Hawthorne Gospel Church, Hawthorne, New Jersey

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