I was blessed to preach in our Psalms series this past Sunday. The Psalm I choose was Psalm 110. I choose the Psalm because I wanted to encourage our congregation to consider how they can read all the Psalms in light of Jesus. A number of OT scholars have been influential on how I read the Psalms, as well as a number of the Early Church commentaries on the Psalms. Click here to download a PDF of the PPT I used for the sermon. 


To view the video of the sermon click the video below;


This was the final class in an eight-week series called, “An Introduction to Presbyterianism.” Click here to download a PDF of the PPT I used for this class.  The “Missions in Recent Presbyterian History” was of course a very selective handling, mostly influences that I personally felt were significant to those of us doing ministry in Western settings or in cities.


Newbigin Seminar Poster

I recently had the privilege of leading a two-hour seminar on the life and theology of Lesslie Newbigin for a few churches in Florida. You can download the PowerPoint Presentations I created for the seminar here. (Both PPT’s are hosted at my Dropbox.) It was great to have the opportunity to share about Newbigin with pastors, lay leaders, and theology students who were in attendance.


Click here download a PDF of the PPT I’m using for this class on The Westminster Standards. This is a single class within a series we’re doing called, “An Introduction to Presbyterianism.” The textbook we’re using is S. Donald Fortson III’s book, “The Presbyterian Story.”

An Introduction to the Westminster Standards


You can click here to download the PPT in PDF formate. I summarized our series, as well as preached on the Great Commission. One of the most helpful things I read in preparation for this sermon was Amy Jill-Levine’s dissertation on Matthew. While her comments didn’t make their way into the sermon, her concerns for Israel and the Gentiles were present throughout my preparation. Others I found helpful include NT Wright, J. Andrew Overman, Craig Evans, and David Garland.


You can see the video of this sermon below:


Click here to download a PDF of the PPT I used during my sermon today. It was part of our series in the Gospel of Matthew. I get to share the final message in the series latter this month.


Here’s the video of my sermon.


Here’s the PDF of the powerpoint from my sermon today in our Matthew series. I’ll have the video up latter this week. Click here to download the PDF.

I do all my own powerpoint design including designing, on needed occasions, custom backgrounds by overlaying several images and photo-editing them.


Below is the video of my sermon:

Best Practices 2014 PPT Traininga

Here’s is part of our “Best Practices Training” we hosted for our Adult Education Ministry this past Friday. I did an 1 1/2hr training on how to construct excellent PowerPoints. All the samples spread throughout the PDF are things I’ve created in the past. Click here to download the PDF. 

Best Practices 2014 PPT Trainingb

An Introduction to the Missional Church Syllabus

I’m looking forward to leading this Adult Education class this Spring on the Missional Church. It will be an in-depth study of the Missional Church that encourages the participants to read some of the Father of the Missional Church, Lesslie Newbigin, writings for themselves. I plan on using a number of video’s as well by pastors like Tim Keller to fill out the practices of the Missional Church. Click here to download a PDF of this class syllabus.

This topic is a favorite of mine because a larger part of my Doctor of Ministry research at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI will be dedicated to studying Lesslie Newbigin’s missional ecclesiology and how it can help shape the local churches philosophy of Adult Education.

An Introduction to the Missional Church Syllabusb

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