Bible Study · Church · Classical Education · Preaching · Uncategorized · Worship

How Classical Education Changed My Preaching or “Let’s Define our Terms”

You may not be aware that my wife and I currently homeschool. Now, we are not one of “those” families whose children don’t see the light of day until they turn 18. Our kids also are involved in dance, library programs, and other community activities. I want to give a short disclaimer here. Let me… Continue reading How Classical Education Changed My Preaching or “Let’s Define our Terms”

Bible Study · Context

A Serial Killer, My Wife, and a Drunk Stranger: Bible Study Part II Context

In the fall of 2017 I hosted a “Bible Study Training Night.” Those who came saw it as very profitable, and I thought I would share this with you. Helping people understand their Bible for themselves is of key importance. Since every Christian should be pursuing to understand God and to better  minister to others,… Continue reading A Serial Killer, My Wife, and a Drunk Stranger: Bible Study Part II Context

Bible Reading · Bible Study · Context · Reading

Read Until You Bleed: Bible Study Part I

If you read ahead, the title is not as scary as it sounds. In the fall of 2017 I hosted a “Bible Study Training Night.” We spent over an hour studying one verse, Romans 8:28. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to… Continue reading Read Until You Bleed: Bible Study Part I

Bible Reading · Bible Study · Christian Disciplines · Disciple

Fast Food Theology

Several years ago I took a new position at work. I often joke about it as my forced promotion. The position that I left was one where I usually was in the same classroom all the time. I would often bring my leftovers from home those days and also kept spare tuna fish, soup and… Continue reading Fast Food Theology

Bible Study · Guest Blogger · Literature · Reading · Spiritual Growth · Steve Adler

Some Devotional Thoughts on Reading or “Fake It Till You Make It”

Every once in awhile I attempt to point you to other voices I enjoy. One of the ways I do this is by having guest bloggers. Steve Adler and I met several years ago at an educational convention. We chatted a little, figured we may see each other at some point again, then I ran… Continue reading Some Devotional Thoughts on Reading or “Fake It Till You Make It”

Bible Study · Hermeneutics

Does God Want Me to Commit Adultery?

I constantly hear things about God and the Bible that are absurd. While you may not be asking, “Does God want me to commit adultery?” there are many similar questions. People think because David, or the disciples, or Esther did x, therefore, we should be able to do x or others may think they have… Continue reading Does God Want Me to Commit Adultery?

Bible Study · Family

The Bible Isn’t True 100% of the Time: Is That Rebellious Child Your Fault?

Like much of theology, one must study “the entire counsel of God” as we say. You cannot just cherry pick verses and think you can develop a theology. That being said, blogs aren’t long so they can’t to do that. This post, to some, might have a controversial beginning. But if you know me, controversy… Continue reading The Bible Isn’t True 100% of the Time: Is That Rebellious Child Your Fault?