I’ve Written A Book

May 18th, 2020

Today's episode contains a big announcement regarding my new book, Covenant Faithfulness: An Examination of Matthew 12:1-14.  Tune in as I discuss why I wrote the book, the writing process, and the content of the final product. 

Be sure to pick up a copy in our bookstore: https://www.christianresearcher.com/my-book.html 

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Quarantine and the 100 Club

May 6th, 2020

 Today's episode is a laid-back discussion of some of the books I have read during the COVID-19 quarantine and a couple projects I have recently undertaken.  Hope you enjoy!

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Savage Death

April 3rd, 2020

A little over two years ago I preached a sermon for the first and only time titled “Savage Death.” I have thought of this message many times and under many different circumstances including our current moment of crisis.  I hope that a reflection on the cross will help put our world, purpose, service, and affliction in their proper perspective. May God bless all who face times of testing in this difficult moment and may He receive all glory due Him for His marvelous gift in Christ. May the people of God continue to worship and remember the Son for the grace He poured out at Calvary.

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Fear: Our Greatest Enemy

March 27th, 2020

Fear is one of the greatest weapons the Devil holds and wields and is a blasphemous attempt to usurp that which properly belongs to God.  Please open your Bible and follow along as we address a pressing issue in light of the pandemic that has befallen our nation/world.

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Calm in the Midst of the Storm

March 18th, 2020

In this episode we have dispensed with our regular format and content to provide a message that speaks to the chaos that is going on in our world.  With all that is happening it is easy to lose faith and focus on God, so we want to take a moment and provide some thoughts from the Bible that will hopefully provide some comfort in dark times.  God bless.

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Books That Left a Mark - Part 1: Impacting Young People

March 11th, 2020

Today's episode is the first of several I will publish regarding books that have left their mark on my thinking and I hope will impact your thinking as well.  Here is a list provided with hyperlinks to all 13 of the titles we discuss in this first episode:

 

Books For Young People:

 

Granville Tyler

New Testament Workbooks

Leroy Brownlow

Why I Am A Member of the Church of Christ

Mike Willis

Proverbs: Bible Text Books by Guardian of Truth (CEI)

Dave Miller

Richland Hills and Instrumental Music: A Plea to Reconsider

Josh McDowell

Evidence That Demands a Verdict

David Gibson

Living Life Backwards

Michael Shank

Muscle and a Shovel

J. P. Moreland

Love Your God With All Your Mind

James E. Smith

Introduction to Biblical Studies

John Ankerberg and John Weldon

Darwin's Leap of Faith

Corrie Tenboom

The Hiding Place

James Dobson

Life on the Edge

James Orten

Honorable Mention:

Mature Enough For Marriage

Norman Geisler

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Top 3 Reads of 2020: So Far

March 2nd, 2020

So far in 2020 I have found three articles that have been extremely helpful in my studies and today I want to share them with you.  

 

The first can be found in Gordon J. Wenham's Commentary on the Book of Numbers.  The section discussed is found in Wenham's introduction under the headings of Theology and Christian Usage.

The second article is David Dorsey's article titled The Law of Moses and the Christian.

The third article is Stephen G. Dempster's article Exodus and Biblical Theology: On Moving into the Neighborhood with a New Name.

The latter two articles are available for free download in PDF format through the following link: https://www.christianresearcher.com/articles/top-3-reads-of-2020-so-far

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Interview With Clint DeFrance - Part 2: Top Ten Recommendations

February 24th, 2020

In this week’s episode we continue our interview with Brother Clint DeFrance with a discussion of the three books that have had the greatest impact on his Biblical studies, his reading goals, and his Top 10 Recommendations.

Books discussed in this week’s episode include:

 Reason and Revelation by Robert Milligan
The Great Commission by Robert Milligan
The Kingdom of the Messiah by Carl Ketcherside
Drawing Water From the Wells of Salvation by Doug Edwards
Handbook on Evidences by George Fisher
Civil Government by David Lipscomb
The Spirit and the Word by Z. T. Sweeney
The Gospel Plan of Salvation by T. W. Brents
A Refutation o f the Doctrine of Total Hereditary Depravity by Aylett Raines
The Formation of the Old Testament Canon by William Henry Green
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

Be sure to check out David Griffin's website RestorationAudioBooks.com where you will find free downloadable recordings of old books from Restoration pens.

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Interview With Clint DeFrance - Part 1: Learning to Read

February 17th, 2020

This past week Brother Clint DeFrance joined me in the studio to record a two-part interview.  In this first episode we discuss Clint’s new podcast Verse by Verse and then transition into a discussion of learning to read, reading habits, first reads, and favorite reading genres.  Along the way Clint shares some wise advice for Bible study practices, good authors to get-to-know, and insights into why older books still hold great spiritual value.

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Biblical Theology: Definition, Methodologies, and Proponents

February 10th, 2020

One of the greatest influences in becoming a "Whole Bible Christian" is the practice of Biblical Theology.  But what is Biblical Theology?  How is it defined?  What makes it distinct? How is it practiced?  Who are its advocates?  These and other important questions are answered in this week's episode.  We hope this introduction will provoke listeners to investigate a critically important area of Bible study and research.

A transcript containing the material presented in today's episode can be downloaded through the following link. We hope the transcript will assist listeners in further disseminating the material. 

https://www.christianresearcher.com/articles/biblical-theology-definition-methodologies-and-proponents

 

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