Taking God at His Word

ERE’S my sermon on “Taking God at His Word” based on Second Peter. I argue that the way we know God is through our study of his revelation of himself. Instead of beginning with our experience to understand God, we begin with Scripture and then evaluate our experience in light of God’s Word.

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Socrates in the Cornfields

OCRATES was a Greek philosopher known for asking questions. Four years ago we started an annual event following his methodology, an interview format where I talk with philosophers Dr. Josh Kira and Dr. J.R. Gilhooly and students get to ask questions. Our event was different this year due to COVID cautions, but still a lot of fun. Here’s the video. 

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Ask Anything (Questions from my Theology Students)

HEOLOGY is simply that part of religion that requires brains,” G.K. Chesterton once quipped. It’s not that studying God is only for smart people, but that that Christian way of seeing the world speaks to every area of life, starting with the biggest of all: God. Yesterday I took questions from my theology classes and today I’m going to see how many I can respond to within an hour. 

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The Dragon in the Drain

RTHODOX DRAGONS, who would have thought? I have a number of dragon books I’ve self-published for my kids that are inspired by doctrinal statements. It all started with James, a dragon who lives in the drain in the Josephus Bowl at Southern Seminary. I’m joined today by Micah for whom this story was written (and for his twin brother Isaiah).  You can check out the digital flip book here.

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Holey Moley the Rolly Polly & Josiah the Gentle Giant

OLEY Moley was a rolly polly. Josiah the Gentle Giant loved to play with him. But some times, the Gentle Giant would squeeze the rolly pollies just a little too much. And they would squish.  The following video is a reading of the story I made for Josiah’s birthday in 2013. Here’s a digital flip book version if you want to read it online. Thanks for letting me share!

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The Night the Wild Things Came Out to Play

HE Night the Wild Things Came Out to Play is of course inspired byMaurice Sendak’s classic children’s story “Where the Wild Things Are.” The following video is a reading of the story I made for our twins retelling how April and I used to go to their room, sometimes even wake them up, and have epic stuffed animal fights. Thanks for letting me share!

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The Friend Who Forgives

ETER spoke his mind a lot. Sometimes that was a good thing. If you’re anything like me, you find a lot of common ground with the disciple Peter. He needed to be forgiven a lot. And Jesus forgave him again, and again, and again. The following video is from a book reading event I did for Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville, Ohio.

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Soul Care (Sermon from Psalm 103)

AVID liked to talk to himself. A lot. In fact, in Psalm 103, King David talks to himself most of the chapter. The following video is a sermon I preached for the Cedarville University live stream. I hope it’s an encouragement to you to remember all of the Lord’s benefits.
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We’re Stuck in a House (Kid Story Contest)

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E’RE stuck in a house. Maybe you are too? That’s a couple lines for a short children’s story I wrote tonight that made me think of an idea. I love to publish short kids’ books for my own kids. I self- publish them through a company called Blurb. But with this story, I want to use your kids’ art!

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