A few observations from Daniel 6 (audio lesson/sermon link)

This lesson/sermon from the Old Testament book of Daniel, chapter 6 as an audio file provides some insights and parallels I've spotted between the famous story of Daniel in the lion's den and some of the events in the passion of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. My speaking got off to a rocky start. An … Continue reading A few observations from Daniel 6 (audio lesson/sermon link)

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(Archive) 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 (Archive) SWIPED! My short essay on Samuel taken by the British!

(Archive) 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 (Archive) It’s not about counting; it’s about ministry.

(Archive) A few thoughts about speaking and writing in the time of the creation 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’m reminded of some ideas that may prove interesting to you today.   When we think of the writing of the Gospels and Epistles, all too often we … Continue reading (Archive) A few thoughts about speaking and writing in the time of the creation of the New Testament