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Below is the link to a paper I presented 6/28/17 at the annual meeting of the Tyndale Fellowship–Christian Doctrine Study Group at Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK.

The paper’s abstract reads as follows:

Several prominent evangelical scholars have drawn attention to the pneumatological deficit at work in post-Reformation Protestant theology. Moreover, some have suggested that certain evangelical takes on the Reformation theme sola Scriptura are at least partially to blame for this Spirit-devaluing dynamic. This paper addresses the question: Is it possible to support sola Scriptura while at the same time affirming the practice of a particular type of prophetic preaching: Spirit-empowered sermons that are genuinely transformational precisely because they are sacramental (encounter-facilitating) in their effect? The first section of the paper explores the connections that do indeed seem to exist between two overly restrictive takes on sola Scriptura and a marginalization of the Spirit in contemporary evangelical theology and ministry. A second section examines the evidence for the thesis that a pneumatological realism implicit in the Scripture-based Reformed theology of Karl Barth, when combined with his distinctive takes on the nature of revelation and the three-fold form of the Word of God, provide some rather impressive (even if tacit and ironic) theological support for the type of prophetic preaching referred to above. Bringing the paper to a close is a succinct, yet substantive, Barth-sensitive reflection on what a pneumatologically real approach to the preaching task entails.

From Sola Scriptura to the Sacramental Sermon

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The PowerPoint presentation for a sermon on Acts 3 delivered at Orange County First Assembly in the fall of 2016.

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The PowerPoint presentation for a sermon on Acts 2 delivered at Orange County First Assembly in the fall of 2016.

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The PowerPoint presentation for a sermon on Acts 1 delivered at Orange County First Assembly in the fall of 2016.

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In this sermon based on John 6:35-71 I include a discussion of whether Jesus’ use of the language of election in John’s Gospel was purely dismissive in nature or missional as well. The PowerPoint is fairly thorough. I’m thinking you can piece together my proposal by working your way through it. Something to think about!

GOSPEL OF JOHN (16) — THE DANGER OF DEFECTION (Pt. 3) — PRESENTATION (OCFA)

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Here’s the link to the PowerPoint presentation for my sermon on John 6:25-36.

GOSPEL OF JOHN (15) — THE DANGER OF DEFECTION (Pt. 2) — PRESENTATION (OCFA) (Final)

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I spoke recently (8/15/16) at the New Faculty Orientation for Vanguard University of Southern California. My assigned topic was: “The Integration of Faith, Learning and Living in the Classroom.” Presented below is a link to the PowerPoint presentation I utilized for this address. There’s a special focus here on the need to encourage university students toward the cultivation of a morally faithful lifestyle. I also discuss briefly why and how all faculty members can participate in this integration endeavor, regardless of academic discipline and specific course content. I hope it’s helpful.

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Living in the Classroom — Presentation (Final)

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Here’s the link to a sermon based on John 6:1-25 titled “The Danger of Defection (Pt. 1)

GOSPEL OF JOHN (14) — THE DANGER OF DEFECTION (Pt. 1) — PRESENTATION (OCFA)

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Here’s the PowerPoint presentation for a third sermon based on John 5. I  hope it’s helpful!

GOSPEL OF JOHN (13) — WE HAVE TO WANT TO GET WELL (Pt. 3) — PRESENTATION (OCFA)

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Here’s the link to the PowerPoint for a sermon based on John 5:16-47. I hope it’s helpful!

GOSPEL OF JOHN (12) — WE HAVE TO WANT TO GET WELL (Pt. 2) — PRESENTATION (OCFA)

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