This year my church invited me to preach on January 2. So of course I preached on the under-reported doctrine of hell. ?
This is a sermon I recorded for a local church in our time of coronavirus home-church. In the sermon, I argue that Jesus was centrally concerned with evidence to support his claims and this bequeathed to the church a strong emphasis on faith that is grounded on evidence as exemplified in the Apostle Paul and […]
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking in the morning service at West Meadows Baptist Church in Edmonton, AB. In the service, Pastor Mark presented me with four questions from the congregation on topics in apologetics (though he had let me know earlier in the week what those questions would be). As you can guess, […]
I recently preached a sermon on faith and evidence and while it received a warm reception in the comments section of my blog, apparently the feelings were not universal: an absolutely scathing review was posted just today by the generally amiable Counter Apologist (henceforth CA). How scathing? Consider his opening (f-bomb and all). CA says of my sermon: “It […]
This is a sermon I preached yesterday at McKernan Baptist Church in Edmonton as part of their “Questions from the Neighborhood?” series. At the beginning I note that the most common objection I’ve encountered toward Christianity concerns the problem of evil. But the second most common objection is that Christianity demands faith at the expense […]
I’ve preached and spoken on the imprecatory psalms on several occasions. This past Sunday I preached my latest sermon on the topic, and it represents a further development in my thinking on the curses in the psalms and how best to appropriate them. The recording misses the first couple minutes of the sermon.
Over the years I’ve preached my sermon on the imprecatory psalms on several occasions. Not surprisingly, when you return to an issue on multiple occasions, your position is liable to develop in particular ways. And so it is here. Initially my assessment followed that of C.S. Lewis: the imprecatory psalms represent a wicked desire for […]
In this sermon, delivered at Greenfield Community Church in Edmonton, AB in May 2016, I speak on the topic of confession for sin.
In this sermon (preached at Greenfield Community Church on July 26th), I explore the spiritual fruit of patience. It is a virtue with which I have little first hand acquaintance, so I had to do some research first. As with all my sermons, there are several additional points that I would like to have discussed, […]
This summer I was asked to preach on the following question at Steele Heights Baptist Church in Edmonton: “Is the Bible reliable?” This is a HUGE topic. It also could quickly go sideways if handled improperly. Growing up, were I asked about the reliability of the Bible, I would have interpreted the question as follows: […]
Today on the Tentative Apologist Podcast I am featuring a rerecording of a talk I gave at the Taylor Seminary chapel on March 17th, 2015 on St. Patrick. In the talk I feature ten things the seminarian can learn from St. Patrick. The ten points are as follows: (1) Behind every saint is an ordinary human […]
On Sunday May 11th I preached a Mother’s Day sermon at Greenfield Baptist Church on the maternal aspects of God and the divine aspects of motherhood. Unfortunately, Christianity has often downplayed the maternal aspects of God and in turn has failed to appreciate the transcendent call of motherhood. This sermon offers a tribute to mothers […]
This past weekend I spoke on divine violence at Mountainside Baptist Church in Fernie, BC. My first talk was a sermon on the imprecatory (or cursing) psalms. These psalms express hatred of one’s personal enemies (which the psalmist assumes are God’s enemies as well), they describe God as hating the evil doers as well and as […]
I’m going to be out of town for a couple days. But in the interim here is a sermon I preached this last week on Paul’s conversion in Acts 9:1-9: Jesus and the Persecutor I end the sermon by reading lyrics from one of my all time favorite prophetic songs, “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” […]