Monday, November 30, 2009

November 29, 2009 - The Transcendence of the Gospel

While I was gone on Sunday, I spoke at Greenup Fork where I served as youth pastor for 5 years. On Sunday night we discussed the transcendence of the gospel. This is a subject that I have been studying for over a year and a half in light of my extensive research into the Emergent Church and postmodern theology.

Here is the posted description: Is the gospel transcendent or is it subject to cultural norms? Does it need to be repackaged in order to reach a certain age group, custom, or ethnicity? Does it need to be upgraded in order to be relevant to postmodern times? The answer will take a heavy burden off our backs.


Friday, November 27, 2009

November 22, 2009 - Self-Control in the Face of Temptation

Sorry it has taken me so long to post the audio and notes of last Sunday's sermon. The Thanksgiving holiday has kept me busy. I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

November 18, 2009 - Jude 9-10

Here are the notes for our study on Jude 9-10. I really enjoyed it and thought it was one of our better Bible Studies where we had an excellent conversation.


November 15, 2009 - Living In Meekness

Sorry it has taken me so long, but here is the audio and notes from this past Sunday.


Some Helpful Videos About Jehovah Witnesses

I came across the following videos regarding Jehovah Witnesses and their teachings. It is from the Way of the Master program which is usually on the cheesy side. This video, however, is pretty well done and straight forward.

I hope this helps:

College Basketball 2009-2010 Underway

I just couldn't resist. Go Cards! After yet another disappointing season on the football field, the start of basketball season is a breath of fresh air. Be sure to watch the end of the video, especially if your a Kentucky fan! :o)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November 8, 2009 - "God Be Merciful To Me a Sinner": The Gosple in 7 Words

Sorry it has taken so long. Here are the audio and the notes from last Sunday's sermon.


Some Helpful Answers To Common Questions: DA Carson Weighs In

I came across the following videos of Dr. D. A. Carson, well known theologian and author, regarding common questions asks. Dr. Carson provides brief and thorough answers to these questions. The questions include, "How Do I Know God Exists?" "How Can God Allow Evil and Suffering in the World?" and "How Can God Be Loving and Yet Send People to Hell?" I hope these videos are helpful.

How Do I Know God Exists?:

How do I know God exists? from A Passion for Life on Vimeo.

How Can God Allow Evil and Suffering in the World?

How can God allow suffering and evil in the world? from A Passion for Life on Vimeo.

How Can God Be Loving and Yet Send People to Hell?

How can God be loving yet send people to hell? from A Passion for Life on Vimeo.

McLaren Thesis on Wordle

This is my first Wordle. I thought I would try it out and used by Master's Thesis. It is interesting to see it in this way. Hope you enjoy.

Wordle: McLaren Soteriology Wordle

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Weekly Recommendation: "The Journey"

Billy Graham certainly needs no introduction. He has preached throughout the world and his books have been best-sellers. His most recent book, however, is perhaps his best. If there ever was a book that articulates the gospel and the Christian life (in light of the gospel) and best summarizes the entire ministry of Billy Graham, it would be his monumental book, "The Journey: Living By Faith in an Uncertain World."

Graham writes with an amazing ability to make complicated issues simple. Graham manages to lay out the gospel and the Christian worldview in simple words that any reader an understand. He is orthodox and thorough, yet not dull and stuck in an ivory tower. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I was unsure what to expect and with some of Graham's comments in recent years that challenge a biblical understanding of the gospel, but Graham holds firm to the exclusive, justification by faith alone gospel of Scripture. Though there are minor moments of disagreement I had with Graham throughout, this is a solid book.

Anyone who respects, loves, and has learned from Graham will enjoy this book. I would recommend this book to all believers, especially to new believers. he covers God, Scripture, the gospel, Christian living, the purpose and meaning of the church, etc.

If you read nothing else and have little experience in reading Christian non-fiction, begin here and read this book.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November 2009 Newsletter Online

If you would like to download the latest newsletter, you can do so by clicking here or by clicking on the link on the left hand column.

November 1, 2009 - "I Believe, Help My Unbelief": The Power of Faithless Faith

No audio available again this week, but you can download the notes by clicking here.