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How to Survive and Thrive in the Apostasy

One of the most-watched and most-popular shows on television in recent years has been 24. This is a show concerned with terrorist infiltration into virtually every area of the U. S. Government. The show’s protagonist is Jack Bauer, an anti-terrorist agen... Read More »

Difficult Passages in Jude

There are certainly difficult passages in the epistle of Jude.[1]This article is a transcription of an address by the same title delivered to the Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2-3 March 2015. While it has be... Read More »

Keeping Your People Glued to Jude: Using Illustrations that Stick

John Phillips once told the story of a young Indian brave in New Mexico that fell in love with a young girl.[1]This article is a transcription of an address by the same title delivered to the Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop, Southwestern Baptist Theolog... Read More »

The Benefit of Baseline Exposition

One of the things that I would say that we are bullish about at Southwestern Seminary is text-driven preaching.[1]This article is a transcription of an address by the same title delivered to the Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop, Southwestern Baptist Theo... Read More »

Jude 6

Hopefully, I will not be offensive to remark that there are two kinds of preaching: text-driven preaching and bad preaching.[1]This article is a transcription of an address by the same title delivered to the Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop, Southwestern... Read More »

Contending for the Faith: Jude 3-4

Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, w... Read More »

Preaching Through Jude

For over fifty years I was a pastor,[1]This article is a transcription of an address by the same title delivered to the Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2-3 March 2015. but now as an itinerant preacher I find t... Read More »

Jesus Christ, The Good to Great Shepherd

The Christology of the New Testament cannot be understood apart from the book of Hebrews. Yet, the portraiture of Christ in the book is over- whelming. The introduction is perhaps the most provocative of any epistle as it launches into the famous Christology. ... Read More »

The Freedom of God and the Hope of Israel: Theological Interpretation of Romans 9

Introduction Romans 9, of course, concerns Israel, yet it has repeatedly been a battleground in theological debate over soteriology. The focus has been on issues of election, human freedom and divine sovereignty. Romans 9 has provided foundational material for... Read More »

Yahweh’s Self Revelation in Deed and Word: A Biblical Theology of 1-2 Samuel

The phrase “Biblical theology,” when applied to a text, typically refers to the theological themes embedded in that text by authorial intention. For the purpose of this essay, I use the phrase in a more restricted theocentric sense to refer to what the tex... Read More »