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August 11th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


Stomach bugs affect a lot of people every year. From cruise ships to the Olympic Village, outbreaks can cause some pretty serious and difficult-to-treat stomach illnesses. Noroviruses create about 685 million cases of gastroenteritis annually—the commonest cause of acute gastroenteritis worldwide—costing $60 billion in healthcare costs and lost productivity. Rotaviruses affect 111 million people worldwide each year.

Researchers based in Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Dynamics…   Read more →


August 4th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


Last year, new neighbors moved in next door to Hillary Harris, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Complete strangers.

Ms. Harris was adopted by a loving couple when she was just a month old. She always wondered about her biological family.

I always wanted to find them. It was always in the back of my mind and I knew that eventually I would search when I was ready.”

She was ready a few years ago, when she and Lance, her husband, were expecting their first child. Hillary decided to…   Read more →


July 28th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


A couple of months ago, there was a strange gathering in Rome.

Two hundred wannabe exorcists. They were there for a week-long course in casting out demons.

Apparently, there is a high demand for the service among Roman Catholics. We don’t have figures but Professor Giuseppe Ferrari, who regularly teaches “Course on Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation” at the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University in Rome, said:

The number of exorcisms has definitely increased over the…   Read more →

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Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

August 13th, 2018| Topic: aBeLOG | 0

Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

Quick note …

I am preaching at Stonebriar Community Church, north of Dallas, in Frisco, on August 19 and 26 (9:00 am and 10:45 am).

[For other speaking events, see here.]

Preaching @ Northwest Bible Church

July 16th, 2018| Topic: aBeLOG | 0

Preaching @ Northwest Bible Church

Quick note …

I am preaching at Northwest Bible Church, here in Dallas, on July 22 and 29, and August 5 and 12 (9:00 am and 10:35 am).

Doing some of the darker chapters of Judges, dealing with Abimelech, Jephthah, Micah and the Levite, and the Levite and Concubine.

Lots of blood and gore promised! Come one, come all!

[For other speaking events, see here.]

“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!

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

    • August 19 and 26, 2018 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
    • September 22, 2018 Preaching Refresher, Dallas Theological Seminary Houston Campus, Houston, Texas
    • October 16−18, 2018 Lyman Stewart Lectures, Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, California
    • January 27, 2019 Abilene Baptist Church, Martinez, Georgia
    • February 19−21, 2019 William E. Conger Lectures on Biblical Preaching, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama
    • November 2020 Guest Lectureship, Singapore Bible College, Singapore
    • April 8−10, 2021 Preaching Summit, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas

Past Speaking Engagements

    • July 22, 29, August 5, and 12, 2018 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • July 8, 2018 Dallas Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
    • April 10, 2018 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
    • March 5, 2018 Preaching Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
    • November 6−10, 2017 Guest Lectureship, Singapore Bible College, Singapore
    • August 6 and 13, 2017 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas

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