SWIPED! My short essay on Samuel taken by the British!

I've been SWIPED! My short essay on Samuel's Levitical heritage (seen here on this site) has been copied and added to a British religious website called "Teachable Hearts." Someone there, or a member of their group, copied my text word-for-word and made it into a downloadable Microsoft Word document (on this page) with no attribution … Continue reading SWIPED! My short essay on Samuel taken by the British!

It’s not about counting; it’s about ministry.

A great article at SBC.net by David Francis examines the age-old question of "just WHEN is it okay to remove a person's name from the Sunday School roll?" Francis sees the question and its motivations, and reinvents the argument into "when is it okay to say we're no longer ministering to this person?" Francis calls … Continue reading It’s not about counting; it’s about ministry.

Parable of vineyard workers? No, parable of vineyard Owner.

The Sunday morning and evening messages I delivered at a Baptist church in neighboring Arkansas were very well-received. That congregation has a tremendously talented music ministry for its size, and the worshipful, praising attitude of its members was particularly admirable. I suspect with the right leadership and focused concentration on the Lord’s Word, that church … Continue reading Parable of vineyard workers? No, parable of vineyard Owner.

Speaking and writing in the time of the New Testament

One of the books I’m pouring over lately is Inspired Preaching: A Survey of Preaching found in the New Testament, by Richard C. Wells and A. Boyd Luter. I’ve only finished the first three chapters, yet therein I’ve been reminded of some ideas that may prove interesting to you today.   When we think of the … Continue reading Speaking and writing in the time of the New Testament

Expanded thoughts on “consider the ravens” from Luke 12

Note: This topic is taken in part from my presentation at White Station Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008. I have chosen to expand on one section here, from the Gospel of Luke, chapter 12 (New King James Version) with comments I did not have time to explore in that service.   Consider the … Continue reading Expanded thoughts on “consider the ravens” from Luke 12