Miscellaneous Lecture Material

These are short devotionals and other miscellaneous notes and essays, suitable for a wide variety of occasions. Permission is granted to copy and distribute these in any way, as long as you give proper credit to the author.

Theology by Analogy

It is popular in the church growth movement to anchor the philosophy of local churches to one particular biblical model or metaphor. Most popular are those biblical metaphors that are inclusive, non-threatening, and uncontroversial.

Theology by Analogy

Apologies to Michal

For years I thought Michal was wrong to criticize her husband David for his uninhibited "worship" behavior...

Michal

Jehovah?

Should we use the name Jehovah? It does not occur a single time in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. No biblical writer ever used the name Jehova in prayer or song...

The Name Jehovah?

The Hands of the Apostles

The most important office in the New Testament church is that of Apostle. Failure to appreciate the unique role and function of the Apostles has resulted in religious confusion and false teaching....

The Hands Of The Apostles

41 Reasons to be Baptized

Doc Smith lists 41 specific and Biblical reasons for Baptism as a New Testament Christian!

Baptism

Jesus' Teachings

A great little essay on what Jesus actually taught about in the New Testament...

Jesus' Teachings

Proper Names in Isaiah

A listing and short comment on every proper name found in the book of Isaiah.

Proper Names in Isaiah

The Seven Thunders

Oh, how we want to know everything! This short devotional talks about knowing what God has revealed to us, and spending less time trying to figure out the mysteries that are withheld.

Seven Thunders

Heavenly High Priest

This short devotional develops the idea of Jesus as our heavenly high priest. All Christians are called to be priests, and Jesus is our high priest!

Heavenly High Priest

Song and Sword

Are Christians are called to be singing soldiers?

Song and Sword