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Jimmy Draper: How I Preach

June 16th, 2016| Topic: aBeLOG, How I Preach | 0

Jimmy Draper: How I Preach

Jimmy Draper: And this is How I Preach …

[Jimmy Draper is a well known figure in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). He has served as its president in the past, and has led its publishing arm, LifeWay Christian Resources. Hailing from a pedigreed family of ministers and seminary graduates, Jimmy was prominent in the conservative resurgence of the SBC. He has pastored churches in Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma since the late 50s (and he is still interim-pastoring!)

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Genesis 29:31−30:24

June 2nd, 2016| Topic: aBeLOG, Genesis | 0

Genesis 29:31−30:24

Highhandedness precludes God’s blessing, but faithful submission to God brings it about.

Jacob now has two wives, Leah, the unloved, and Rachel, the loved (29:31). Though unloved, Leah is the one producing children, one in almost every verse in 29:31–35. The naming of each son is poignant, as she hopes against hope that her husband’s unloving attitude to her will change. But what is significant is that Leah then stopped bearing (29:35; also 30:9). We have to wait

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Philip Ryken: How I Preach

May 16th, 2016| Topic: aBeLOG, How I Preach | 0

Philip Ryken: How I Preach

Philip Ryken: And this is How I Preach …

[Philip Ryken is the eighth and current president of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, and a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary and Oxford University. He joined the historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia in 1995, and succeeded James Boice as its Senior Minister in 2000. He has been at Wheaton for the last six years (where his father, Leland Ryken, still teaches), succeeding <a href="http://homiletix.com/duane-litfin-how-i-preach/

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Socializing?

June 25th, 2016| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Socializing?

“Motivational Shifts in Aging Monkeys and the Origins of Social Selectivity” was published recently in Current Biology, by researchers from the German Primate Center in Göttingen, Germany.

They studied non-social and social behavior of 118 Barbary macaques—a small monkey living in Europe and Northern Africa.

Non-social behavior was assessed by looking at the monkeys’ curiosity to explore new things like animal toys and such. Animals in their early adulthood and

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Oracle!

June 18th, 2016| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Oracle!

I was in Greece last month, and got to visit the remains of the ancient Temple at Delphi, now recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Delphi (DEL-FEE in Greek) is located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, supposedly sacred to the gods Dionysius and Apollo, and home to the Muses.

The site of the Temple was said to have been determined by Zeus, who located the edifice at the center of the earth (which, as Gaia, was Zeus’s grandmother). There the “navel” of the

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Dislike!

June 11th, 2016| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0

Dislike!

For years Facebook users have clamored for a “dislike” button to be paired with its “like” counterpart. Finally, it seemed, Zuckerberg and Co. had listened to their 1,650,000,000 active monthly users.

Announced CEO Mark Z. last September:

I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it.”

While up and down voting scheme is a fixture of the online news

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • July 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2016 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
  • July 25−30, 2016 Dallas Seminary Conference, Mt. Hermon, California
  • August 7 & 14, 2016 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • September 6, 2016 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • October 20, 2016 Shepherds National Church Leaders’ Conference, Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina
  • November 16, 2016 Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
  • March 24−26, 2017 Dallas Seminary President's Weekend, T Bar M Ranch, New Braunfels, Texas

Past Speaking Engagements

  • June 12, 2016 Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina
  • June 5, 2016 The Chapel in the Oaks, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • March 27, 2016 Crystal Church of Dallas, Carrollton, Texas
  • March 12, 2016 Plenary Lecture, Midwest Regional Conference, Evangelical Theological Society, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • February 14, 2016 Crossway Marthoma Church, Richardson, Texas
  • January 7, 2016 New Student Orientation, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • November 7, 2015 Keynote Presentation, Faculty & Students Gathering, Dallas Theological Seminary–Houston, Houston, Texas
  • October 21, 2015 Shepherds National Church Leaders’ Conference, Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina
  • October 6−8, 2015 Northcutt Lectures on Preaching, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
  • September 18−20, 2015 Chinese Independent Baptist Church Camp, Mt. Hermon, California
  • August 20, 2015 New Student Orientation, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • August 9 & 16, 2015 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
  • July 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2015 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas

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