Friends, This is a podcast of a sermon I preached this past Tuesday evening at a community Thanksgiving Worship event in my hometown. The sermon is 18:14 long and is based on Luke 1-2. A good, thorough reading of those two chapters will aid you much as you listen. You can also access the manuscript… Continue reading Jesus and Sex
Friends, Well, it’s been about a week or so since I posted my own challenge to ‘Rev’ Ed Young in an open letter format. My open letter concerned his ridiculous Seven Day Sex Challenge and his use of his pulpit to promote it. Well, it’s all the rage. People are talking about it and evidently… Continue reading The ‘Seven Day Sex Challenge’ and Preaching
Friends, Here is the latest Skycast from my series 90 Days with Scripture. In this sermon, I explore Luke chapters 1 and 2 and examine four areas that that are subverted in the birth narratives of Jesus. The problem we have as modern disciples is that we have sacralized and sanitized the birth narratives of… Continue reading 90 Days with Scripture: Luke 1-2: Jesus
Alert, alert! A professional golfer did the right thing while at Q School: He told the truth about playing an unapproved ball over two strokes on one hole. The only thing more ridiculous about this story is that it is a story. Imagine living in a culture so devoid of truth that someone telling the… Continue reading A Golfer Does the Right Thing
Friends, I don’t think this needs or requires much comment.
Friends, This is a remarkable quote: It is backward to believe that we must secure a social order wherein we enjoy the blessings of liberty so that we can then grow in grace. It is an evil wagging of the dog, on the other hand, to pursue Christ so that we might enjoy greater political… Continue reading Grace & Social Liberty by RC Sproul, jr.
Friends, **UPDATE** For more on the drivel coming from “Pastor” Young’s Challenge, see the New York Time’s Online edition: Pastor’s Advice for Better Marriage There we read this gem: It is not always easy to devote time for your spouse, Pastor Young admitted. Just three days into the sex challenge he said he was so… Continue reading An Open Letter to ‘Rev’ Ed Young and his new ‘Challenge’ (Updated)
Friends, I finally managed to find my CD copies of my manuscripts from The Dangerous God sermon series of which I have posted a couple of the mp3’s here. I will be posting more of the mp3’s, but for now I would like to provide you with the sermon manuscripts. These sermons are filled with… Continue reading Sermon Manuscripts: The Dangerous God
Friends, I’d like to share some personal reflections concerning president-elect Barrack Obama and how I have chosen to respond to his recent election to the highest office in our land (save for that of the local church preacher.) I shall state from the beginning of this post that I am a conservative. That does not… Continue reading Loving President-Elect Barrack Obama
Friends, This is part seven in my series 90 Days with Scripture which coincides with our efforts at North Madison Church of Christ to read through the entire Bible in 90 Days. In this sermon, I focus in on the New Covenant that God promised through Jeremiah. The repeated refrain ‘this is what the Lord… Continue reading 90 Days with Scripture: Jeremiah 31, The New Covenant
Friends, This is the audio version of my sermon in the 90 Days with Scripture series from 2 Samuel 5-7. The sermon is simply titled, The King. (The manuscript version is also published here at this blog.) The sermon is about 31:28, but goes fast. God bless. Soli Deo Gloria! You can download here: The… Continue reading Skycast: 90 Days with Scripture, The King: 2 Samuel 5-7
Friends, This is the manuscript from part 6 of the series. We are reading through the Bible in 90 Days and at this point those who are participating are midway or so through the Psalms. This sermon, from Isaiah 60-66, is fairly simply and makes three major points–derived by scanning the entirety of Scripture from… Continue reading 90 Days with Scripture: Isaiah 60-66, New Heavens & New Earth
Friends, My friend Chris at Fishing in the Abyss has written a rather brilliant personal anecdote that I think you might be interested in reading (especially if you are a fan of president-elect Obama). He called it: Spreading the Wealth Around. In fact, you should stop by and give Chris a read, I think you… Continue reading A Must Read Post