Friday, December 20, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Newspaper Article

Friday, December 6, the Huntington Herald-Press published an article about A Time To Die.
Nice Article, even though the picture makes me look "frumpy"!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Time To Die Now Available

A Time To Die is now available in Kindle format at Amazon. 
The print version will be available in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Henry Ward Beecher: Lectures on Preaching

This book contains the lectures that Beecher gave at Yale for the first Yale Lectures on Preaching, named after Beecher's father. This particular book is in good condition (I keep it in an archival box for protection.). The phrase "Author's Edition", on the cover, means that this particular book is published with the permission of the author. Before copyrights were strictly enforced, many printers, especially those in other countries, would print unauthorized or "pirated" copies of books. The phrase "Author's Edition" was meant to ensure the integrity & honesty of the publisher and guarantee the author proper royalties.

Beecher illustrates the all too common characteristic of powerful men in the ministry: questionable ethics. During his lifetime, he was accused several times of immorality.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

John Broadus: Preparation & Delivery of Sermons

Title Page from 1871 edition of John Broadus' well-known book on preaching. The words "Second Edition" refer to the second printing of the 1st edition, published in 1870. I collect pre-1900 editions of this book and have 11 pre-1900 editions and nine 1900 and later. Several years ago, I was able to view and handle Broadus' original manuscript. Still one of the best books on preaching.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Book Cover Design

Cover Design For New Book

Monday, September 2, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Life At BJU Video

Here is a link to a new video. produced by students, about life at BJU.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Editor's Suggestions Received This Week

Now I have to spend a few days reviewing the editor's suggestions---he has made the book better.

The Pastor As Scholar

Link to D.A. Carson--"The Pastor As Scholar"---good topic

Worth paying attention to by all in the ministry.

Christian Philosophy

Over the last few months, I have emailed Christian philosophers and have asked them at what point 
does "Christian philosophy" become "not Christian". I have been amazed at how reluctant they are to answer my question. Most just didn't respond. One or two responded with sarcasm. Alvin Plantinga, however, 
did respond [briefly] and said that if someone denied the resurrection as part of his "philosophy", then that philosopher was not doing Christian philosophy. Plantinga was answering an example I gave him in order to encourage a response. I sent a followup to him, but he never responded. Strange.

A Weed or A Flower? Who Decides?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Study Video

Made with Cycloramic, which distorts the bookcases somewhat.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

God's Will & Horrible Suffering

A link to a PDF of "God's Will & Horrible Suffering", adult Sunday School class:'s%20Will%20and%20Suffering-2.pdf

Friday, June 14, 2013

Time To Die: Making Decisions

Here is a link to a PDF of "A Time To Die: Making Decisions", a meeting I taught at Camp Joy in Whitewater, WI. This is a VERY small part of the total work. Right click on the link and save to a folder OR click and the file will open in a PDF reader.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dissertation Published This Fall

I have signed a contract with Ambassador International Publishing (Greenville, SC) to publish my doctoral dissertation, A Time To Die: Guidelines For Making End-Of-Life Decisions. Tentative Date: October/November 2013. Will be published in Kindle format as well and available at Amazon and in bookstores. See their website

Friday, April 5, 2013

Scheduled Work

Next week: Gutters reinstalled on the building
Saturday, April 20: Dig out old dirt in front of building for new landscaping
New Trim/Moulding installed soon around doors and floors

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dr. Walter Kaiser, Jr

Dr. Kaiser speaking at Huntington University, explaining how God's attribute of love relates 
to God's commanding the destruction of some people. As he was speaking, I noticed several 
students not paying attention, sitting with their feet over the back of the chair in front of them. The
problem was not with Dr. Kaiser's lecture, but with what is being taught [or not taught] to students
at Huntington University.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013