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Thieves!

September 14th, 2019| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Thieves!

They say that karma will eventually catch up to you.

It did, the other day, for William Kelley, 42, who called the Kennewick, WA, Police Department at 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning to report that his red 1992 Chevy pickup truck had been stolen.

As part of the investigation, the police examined security camera footage in the vicinity. They saw a male on a bicycle riding by Kelley’s truck. He discovered the keys in the truck, and so, the enterprising thief that he was, he said,…   Read more →

Fish!

September 7th, 2019| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Fish!

The Bloomberg Annual Sushinomics Index. Yes, there is such a thing!

It is a cost-of-living gauge measuring not the price of items you’d normally think of, but of … sushi prices!

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Wastage!

August 31st, 2019| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Wastage!

Across the planet, over a billion tons of essential, nutritious, life-sustaining food goes to waste each year.

Eaten by pests, abandoned by farmers (who find it cheaper to do so, rather than sell it), trashed by restaurateurs, disposed by supermarkets (because “appearance quality standards” aren’t met), etc.

A third of all the food produced! Wasted between harvest and home, between farm and belly!

And this waste could double in a decade.

Or so saith the UN’s Food and…   Read more →

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Genesis 44:1–45:28

September 3rd, 2019| Topic: aBeLOG, Genesis | 0

Genesis 44:1–45:28

Self-sacrificial solidarity with the suffering, recognizing God’s overriding sovereignty, promotes divine blessing.

This section describes the remainder of the events on that fateful second trip to Egypt made by Joseph and his brothers. Benjamin had been brought along. Joseph, still incognito to his brothers, invites them to a grand feast and everything appears to be fine and dandy, at least till they get ready to return to Canaan.

Then comes the test that will reveal…   Read more →

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.]

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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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