Monthly Archives: December 2015


WRITING PROJECTS FOR 2016!

I’m looking forward to a new year! In addition to kicking off the new School of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on August 1, I will be working on several writing projects. 1. B&H Publishing is scheduled to release my The Extent of the Atonement: History and Critique in digital form by June 1   …Continue Reading


UNITED OR UNTIED? – THE NEED FOR CHURCH UNITY

Two words, “united” and “untied,” have exactly the same letters. Transpose the middle two letters and you can go from united to being untied. The key is the position of the “i.” Unity is vital in any endeavor. In order to be successful, work, war, and wedlock all need unity among employees, soldiers, and between   …Continue Reading


‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

By popular demand from one year ago:  . . . . . “BREAKING NEWS! Anonymous Manuscript Discovery on Christmas Eve Excites Scholars in Search of Authorship There has been an amazing manuscript discovery this week that has Christmas lovers everywhere puzzled. (Content published below.) The manuscript was discovered in the attic of an old seminary   …Continue Reading


When is a Door not a Door?

You’ve heard the old riddle “When is a door not a door?” Answer: “When it’s ajar.” F. W. Boreham’s answer to the riddle was different. He said a door is never a door, because it is always so much more than a door. A door is one of the most intriguing mysteries in the world   …Continue Reading


JESUS AND HANUKKAH

In 165 BC, Israel was under the control of the Syrian ruler Antiochus Epiphanes. A cruel and ruthless dictator, he attempted to force the Jews to embrace the Greek culture of the day and cease to obey the Mosaic Law. Antiochus went so far as to desecrate the temple of Jerusalem by sacrificing pigs on   …Continue Reading


The Best of Things in the Worst of Times

Some years ago I read an author (I’ve forgotten whom, though I took some notes) who talked about doing the best of things in the worst of times from 1 Corinthians 16:8-9: “But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many   …Continue Reading