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Slow!

July 13th, 2019| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Slow!

Allstate Insurance Company does an annual survey of America’s 200 largest cities and the average rating of their drivers from best (#1) to worst (#200).

#200? Baltimore, MD. Eight of the ten bottom-ranked cities are on the East Coast.

Ye olde city of Dallas, TX? #178. Worse than New York, NY, at #107!

But I’m proud to say that four of the top ten cities are in ye olde state of Texas; Brownsville (#1), Laredo (#6), Midland (#7), and McAllen (#9).

So, if you’re planning…   Read more →

Asteroid!

July 6th, 2019| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Asteroid!

You want to be a billionaire?

NASA has identified a nearby asteroid, Psyche-16, that is apparently worth $700 quintillion (= $700,000,000,000,000,000,000). This means that every man, woman, and child of the 7.7 billion (= 7,700,000,000) that currently live on this planet could, conceivably, get $90.1 billion (= $90,909,090,909.09) each.

What with a number of world powers who would like to get their hands on this jackpot, it will be another Gold Rush. Even tiny Luxembourg…   Read more →

Bees!

June 29th, 2019| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Bees!

A strange thing happened in a clinic in Taiwan a few months ago.

A 28-year-old patient, Ms. He, had been uprooting weeds around her relatives’ graves, as part of the annual Qingming Tomb-Sweeping Festival (which has been observed by the Chinese for over 2,500 years), when folks clean up loved one’s tombs and make ritual offerings of traditional foods and burn joss sticks. That was in early April this year.

Engaged in her act of devotion to her ancestors, Ms. He felt…   Read more →

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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 2 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 →

Hermeneutics & Celibacy

May 7th, 2019| Topic: aBeLOG, Interviews | 0

Hermeneutics & Celibacy

A couple of months ago, I was at Beeson Divinity School (of Samford University) in Birmingham, AL, to deliver their William E. Conger, Jr., Lectures in Preaching.

Part of my engagements at Beeson also included an interview with the Dean of the School, Dr. Timothy George, for a podcast that he hosts.

Here is a snippet of our conversation:

Timothy George: This word, you use this word, we use it all the time here at Benson, hermeneutic, which…   Read more →

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

    • July 8, 9, and 11, 2019 E. K. Bailey Expository Preaching Conference, Dallas, Texas
    • July 14 and 21, 2019 Dallas Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • July 28, 2019 Cityview Bible Church, Round Rock, Texas
    • August 11 and 18, 2019 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
    • September 24, 2019 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
    • November 23, 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

    • 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
    • July 22, 29, August 5, and 12, 2018 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • July 8, 2018 Dallas Bible Church, Dallas, Texas

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