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Cake?

August 17th, 2019| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Cake?

Apparently, the first cheesecake was created on Samos, a Greek island on the Aegean Sea (another reason to visit the Greek islands). This was in 2000 BC, say archeologists, who suspect this delicious dessert was served during the first ancient Olympic Games in 776 BC. Yup, cheesecakes for energy. I second that!

Aegimius, a revered Greek physician of the 5th century BC, is said to have described the art of making cheesecakes: pound the cheese till it is soft, mix it (in…   Read more →

See!

August 10th, 2019| Topic: RaMbLeS | 2

See!

This may have happened to you, as you looked through the viewfinder of a camera, or a pair of binoculars, or even through your reading glasses: things are OK at the center, but it’s a bit blurry at the edges.

It’s really not the fault of the lensmaker. Blame Greek mathematician Diocles (c. 240 BC–c. 180 BC) who postulated the problem—the spherical nature of lens surfaces and the difference in refraction between centers and edges of said lenses.

In a 1690 book, Treatise…   Read more →

Pacemaker!

August 3rd, 2019| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Pacemaker!

Daniel Mascarenhas, a cardiologist in Easton, Pennsylvania, had a bright idea.

One of my patients had a pacemaker, and she died. I was a little upset. They put in a pacemaker, two days later she was dead, and they buried her with the pacemaker.”

Of course, being a cardiologist, he is probably used to sick patients, and dying ones. So that wasn’t what upset our good doc. It was what continued to live—that matchbox-sized, 50-gram device in his patient’s chest that…   Read more →

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Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

August 6th, 2019| Topic: aBeLOG | 0

Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

Quick note …

I am preaching at Stonebriar Community Church, north of Dallas, in Frisco, on August 11 and 18 (9:00 am and 10:45 am).

[For other speaking events, see here.]

Preaching @ EK Bailey Conference

July 2nd, 2019| Topic: aBeLOG | 0

Preaching @ EK Bailey Conference

Quick note …

I am speaking at the 24th annual E. K. Bailey Preaching Conference on July 8, 9, and 11, at the Fairmont Hotel, in downtown Dallas:

Preaching Opening Session (Mon, Jul 8 @ 7:00–8:00 pm)
Workshop Session (Tue, Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm–4:15 pm)
Pastors’ Roundtable (Thur, Jul 11 @ 10:30 am–11:30 am)

Program: here.
Registration: here.

[For other speaking events, see here.]

Genesis 42:1–43:34

June 4th, 2019| Topic: aBeLOG, Genesis | 0

Genesis 42:1–43:34

God’s discipline and their selflessness and submission to God, lead agents of divine blessings to resolve past sin.

This section begins with the famine of 41:57 being assumed as the background. So the brothers (without Benjamin, Jacob’s favorite) are dispatched to Egypt for food.

When the brothers arrive in Egypt, one cannot but wonder how their path intersected with that of Joseph. That a tiny group of people, among the many hungry foreigners and natives in Egypt looking…   Read more →

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

    • September 24, 2019 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
    • November 21, 2019 Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, California
    • April 1–2, 2020 Craddock Lectures in Preaching, Johnson University, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • July 2020 Dallas Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Course, São Paulo, Brazil
    • November 2020 Guest Lectureship, Singapore Bible College, Singapore
    • April 8−10, 2021 Preaching Summit, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas

Past Speaking Engagements

    • August 11 and 18, 2019 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
    • July 28, 2019 Cityview Bible Church, Round Rock, Texas
    • July 14 and 21, 2019 Dallas Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • July 8, 9, and 11, 2019 E. K. Bailey Expository Preaching Conference, Dallas, Texas
    • June 30, 2019 Dallas Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • June 23, 2019 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • June 17, 2019 Dallas Theological Seminary Preaching Refresher, The Compass Church, Wheaton, Illinois
    • June 9, 2019 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • May 5, 2019 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • March 31, 2019 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • February 19−21, 2019 William E. Conger Lectures on Biblical Preaching, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama
    • January 27, 2019 Abilene Baptist Church, Martinez, Georgia
    • January 7–9, 2019 Guest Lectureship, Evangelical Theological College, Bengaluru, India
    • October 28, 2018 GracePoint Church, Coppell, Texas
    • October 16−18, 2018 Lyman Stewart Lectures, Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, California
    • September 22, 2018 DTS Preaching Refresher, Dallas Theological Seminary Houston Campus, Houston, Texas
    • August 19 and 26, 2018 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas

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