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July 22nd, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


All kinds of stuff is applied to one’s face these days. In an attempt to make oneself beautiful.

Even snail slime. Yup, you read that right. Snail slime. As long as you can overcome the “ickiness” of it, you, too, ostensibly, can look beautiful.

This is part of a whole category of K-beauty products. (The “K” standing for “Korean.”)

Sarah Chung, head of Landing International Inc., that partners with Ulta’s Korean collection said:

People used to talk about French…   Read more →


July 15th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


Some life forms are indestructible, they say.

David Sloan, Rafael Batista, and Abraham Loeb, from the University of Oxford and Harvard, said so in “The Resilience of Life to Astrophysical Events,” a scientific report recently published in the respected journal Nature.

They concluded:

Events which could lead to life being completely eradicated are rare.”

Because those tardigrades will have survived even those disasters!

Also known as “water bears,” these tiny things…   Read more →


July 8th, 2017| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


On the busy street of Kalverstraat in Amsterdam, during a recent jaunt, I spotted a church tucked away in the midst of overstuffed storefronts and houses: The Church of Peter and Paul.

This entity, a Roman Catholic church, is also called “De Papegaai”—The Parrot. In the days of the Reformation when Amsterdam, indeed all of the Netherlands, turned to Protestantism, Catholicism could not be flaunted. All Catholic churches had to hide in the background, taking over houses,…   Read more →

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Preaching @ Northwest Bible Church

June 27th, 2017| Topic: aBeLOG, Uncategorized | 2

Preaching @ Northwest Bible Church

Quick note …

I am preaching at Northwest Bible Church, here in Dallas, on July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 (9:00 am and 10:35 am).

Doing the five women in Mark who come into contact with Jesus, all exemplars of discipleship.

I am looking forward to this series!

[For other speaking events, see here.]

Judges is out!

June 19th, 2017| Topic: aBeLOG, Judges | 6

Judges is out!

Folks, my latest commentary is out: Judges: A Theological Commentary for Preachers.

This follows the scheme of my earlier commentaries on Genesis, Mark, and Ephesians, and subscribes to the same hermeneutic that underlies those.

Check out the free chapter download here.


With Abraham Kuruvilla’s sensitive literary and theological reading of Judges … he shows preachers how to relate its message to the world in which we live and the alternative world Christians are called…   Read more →

Michael Easley: How I Preach

May 8th, 2017| Topic: aBeLOG, How I Preach | 0

Michael Easley: How I Preach

Michael Easley: And this is How I Preach …

[Michael Easley is the Teaching Pastor at Fellowship Church in Nashville, TN, and the host of Michael Easley InContext, a weekly radio program. He is the erstwhile President of Moody Bible Institute. And his pastoral experience spans more than three decades. A DTS grad, Michael is a preacher at heart and pastoring runs in his veins. I had…   Read more →

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2017 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
  • August 6 & 13, 2017 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas

Past Speaking Engagements

  • June 18, 2017 Faith Bible Church, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • June 15, 2017 Association of Hill Country Churches, Preaching Refresher, Austin, Texas
  • May 22, 2017 Buck Run Baptist Church, Frankfort, Kentucky
  • March 24−26, 2017 Dallas Seminary President's Weekend, T Bar M Ranch, New Braunfels, Texas
  • March 9−10, 2017 Eastern District of the EFCA, Preaching Refresher, Princeton, New Jersey
  • March 6, 2017 Preaching Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
  • January 12, 2017 New Student Orientation, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • November 16, 2016 Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, Texas
  • October 19, 2016 Shepherds National Church Leaders’ Conference, Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina
  • September 6, 2016 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • August 25, 2016 New Student Orientation, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • August 7 & 14, 2016 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • July 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2016 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
  • July 25−30, 2016 Dallas Seminary Conference, Mt. Hermon, California

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