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September 15th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


Phan•tom adjective = fictitious, nonexistent, illusive (from Latin phantasma, from Greek phantazein = to make visible)

Phantom odor = the smell of something that isn’t actually there, usually unpleasant (“foul,” “rotten,” “chemical”)

That, apparently, is a condition afflicting about one in fifteen, report researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) in the Journal of the American Medical Association:…   Read more →


September 8th, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


The other day, biological and experimental psychologists from Queen Mary University, London, performed an interesting study at the Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in Kent: “Goats Prefer Positive Human Emotional Facial Expressions,” published in Royal Society Open Science.

Goats like happy humans!

(You’ve goat to be kidding me!)

Twenty goats (already domesticated and fully habituated to human presence) were shown greyscale human pictures of the faces of the same individuals—unknown…   Read more →


September 1st, 2018| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


You think your kids are lazy? Well, they may be on to something.

So say researchers from the University of Kansas, authors of “Metabolic Rates, Climate and Macroevolution: A Case Study Using Neogene Molluscs,” published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Of course, they were looking at fossilized and existing bivalves and gastropods in the Atlantic Ocean, but still ….

Laziness, apparently, is a fruitful strategy for the survival of individuals,…   Read more →

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Preaching @ Stonebriar Community Church

August 13th, 2018| Topic: aBeLOG | 2

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

    • September 22, 2018 Preaching Refresher, Dallas Theological Seminary Houston Campus, Houston, Texas
    • October 16−18, 2018 Lyman Stewart Lectures, Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, California
    • October 28, 2018 GracePoint Church, Coppell, Texas
    • January 2019 Guest Lectureship, Evangelical Theological College, Bengaluru, India
    • 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

    • 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
    • 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

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