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Standard!

May 18th, 2019| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Standard!

For close to 250 years, Le Grand K has ruled the standard, the absolute despot of “1 kilogram of mass.”

It’s a cylinder of platinum-iridium stored safe in an underground vault in Paris, at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, with copies sent to various nations. Every measure of weight is compared to that dictatorial standard.

Because, as Robert Vocke, of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), declares:

The mother ship is never wrong.”

Well,…   Read more →

Resigned!

May 11th, 2019| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Resigned!

An odd thing happened here in Texas, ye olde Lonestar State, last month.

Democrat William “Bill” McLeod is a judge in Harris County Civil Court at Law Number Four, the jurisdiction of which court includes ye olde city of Houston. Most, if not all, of the courts in Texas and its counties are run by elected judges. Evidently thinking of the future, McLeod—who’d only been elected to his current post last November—posted online his plans to run for the state’s…   Read more →

Feet!

May 4th, 2019| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Feet!

I found this on Nordstrom.com. Made by Gucci. “Flashtrek” Sneakers.

Wrapped in eye-catching crystals, this bold Italian fashion sneaker offers up a grand splash of color and light that is sure to turn heads.”

It has a lace-up closure, is made of leather, mesh, suede and synthetic upper, has those crystal accents, and is equipped with textile lining, and a rubber sole.

Item #5667973. Made in Italy. Only $1,590.00.

(Unfortunately only size 11 (men’s) is available, in…   Read more →

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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 →

Genesis 40:1–41:57

April 2nd, 2019| Topic: aBeLOG, Genesis | 0

Genesis 40:1–41:57

Trusting in God’s working even when it is indiscernible results in divine blessing.

Joseph is in jail, falsely accused of rape. But God is always at work, even if one cannot see him working. Though God is not mentioned in this section, the literary absence of God is not a literal absence of God.

Joseph has with him in prison, the Pharaoh’s baker and butler, in detention for unknown crimes. These two fellow prisoners have a pair of dreams (40:8–19). Joseph interprets…   Read more →

Genesis 39:1−23

March 5th, 2019| Topic: aBeLOG, Genesis | 2

Genesis 39:1−23

Integrity in every situation enables one to be an agent of divine blessing.

Genesis 37:36 makes a seamless connection with 39:1; in 37:36, Joseph is sold (and Egypt is mentioned), and in 39:1, he is bought (and Egypt is mentioned again). In a little more than a decade, the kidnapped slave, Joseph, would rise to be the Prime Minister of all Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh. Andh God’s word to make the descendants of Abraham a blessing to all nations (12:3; 18:18; 22:18;…   Read more →

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

    • June 9, 2019 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • June 17, 2019 Dallas Theological Seminary Preaching Refresher, The Compass Church, Wheaton, Illinois
    • June 23, 2019 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • June 30, 2019 Dallas Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • 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
    • October 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

    • 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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