Forthcoming: The Hidden Hand of God

Currently, I am preparing my next study guide for a teaching series entitled, "The Hidden Hand of God: God's Providential Protection of His People." This will be a multi-part study of the Book of Esther and will complement the sermon series. I will make available both print and electronic copies of the study in June... Continue Reading →

Sermon Preparation: Outlining a Book

I'll spare you a trip through the pseudo-mystical phase wherein the preacher "gets alone" with God and through "divine revelation" receives his next sermon! It is frustrating to hear pastors say, "God gave me this message," or "God laid this message on my heart." Typically, that means (loosely translated), "I am just winging it" and/or... Continue Reading →

Moral Arguments For and Against the Use of Capital Punishment in the United States of America

Preface: This article was originally written as an upper-level writing requirement for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree at Belmont University College of Law.  On December 23, 1991, a fire destroyed the Corsicana, Texas, home Mr. Cameron Todd Willingham shared with his wife and three daughters.[i] Willingham, who was (allegedly) asleep when the fire started, survived.... Continue Reading →

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