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Basics of Biblical Study & Interpretation From Jesus to the Writing of the New Testament Numerous lectures on the difficult passages of Paul in 1st Corinthians  
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2014:        
8/24/2014 The Presence of God

 

The Presence of God

 

Proverbs 9:10; Psalm 139:7-12; Romans 8:26-28  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010:

 

 

 

   
7/11/2010 It's What You Are Afraid Of That Separates Us All

What You Are Afraid Of

 

Luke 10:25-37 182, 183
         

 

2009:

       
6/28/2009 Reaching Out Reaching Out Mark 5:21-43 138
2/15/2009 Miracles Miracles 2 Kings 5:1-14  
2002:        
2/10/2002 Coming of Age Coming of Age John 13:24-25 314
2/3/2002 Humility Humility Luke 22:24-27 & John 13:1-17 313
1/27/2002 Nurturing Yourself
& The Self Others Have
Self-Concepts Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:21  
1/20/2002 Expecting Great Things Expectation Jeremiah 33:10-16  
1/6/2002 Improving Your Listening Listening James 1:19-27  
2001:        
12/30/2001 Before and
Beyond The Light of Day
BeforeAndBeyond Matthew 289:19,20;
Romans 8:26-28; Job 19:25
 
12/16/2001 Suppose God
Posted Your Grades?
Report Cards Matthew 11:2-11 97, 98
12/9/2001 Are You Growing Spiritually? Spiritual Growth Mark 4:26-34 126-128
12/2/2001 Reformation of Presbyterianism Reformation Matthew 23:11-39 284
11/25/2001 Unity in Diversity
in the Christian Church
Diversity James 3:13-17  
11/18/2001 The Task To Which
God Now Calls You
God's Calling Matthew 18:21-35 172, 183
11/11/2001 Insincere Questioning Afterlife Questions Luke 20:27-40 281
11/4/2001 Fear of the Unknown Unknown Acts 17:16-34  
10/28/2001 Forgiveness Forgiveness Luke 18:9-14 237
10/21/2001 Getting What You Want Prayer Luke 18:1-8 236
10/14/2001 Values Clashes & Christianity Values Clashes Acts 11:1-4, 18  
10/7/2001 Being A Healer Healing Luke 4:14-30 32 & 33
9/30/2001 Tempted By Trivia Don't Conform Romans 12:1-8  
9/23/2001 Using What You Have
For What's Most Important
Urgency Luke 16:1-15 222 & 223
9/16/2001 Finding Yourself And Finding God Lostness Luke 15:1-10 219
9/9/2001 Healing Through An Ego-less Life Egoless Luke 14:7-14 215
9/2/2001 Varieties of Religious Experience Diversity Romans 14:5-12  
7/29/2001 Basics of Christianity Basics Romans 10:5-13  
7/22/2001 Curing Resentment Resentment Romans 8:31-39  
7/15/2001 Staying Connected Connected John 15:1-17 329
7/8/2001 Coping With Depression Depression Romans 7:15-25; 8:26-28  
7/1/2001 Phony Religion Phony Religion Isaiah 29:13-14  
6/10/2001 Atheists Atheists Romans 1:18-23, 28-32  
6/3/2001 Communal Living Commune Acts 2:36-47  
5/27/2001 Loaded With
Anger, Set on Detonate
Openness to Learning Acts 5:27-42  
5/13/2001 Just When You Needed It Most Holy Spirit John 14:15-31 318
5/6/2001 A New Kind of Security Security John 10:22-39 257
4/29/2001 Knowing When God Is Present Presence John 14:25-27 318
4/22/2001 Seeing God in Hindsight Hindsight Luke 24:13-35 355
4/15/2001 This Is Not
What We Had In Mind
Resurrection Luke 24:1-12 352
4/8/2001 The Last Parade Parade Luke 19:28-48 269
4/1/2001 Eyewitness to the Crucifixion Crucifixion Matthew 27:33-54 344

3/25/2001

Pride's Crossing

Crossing

Luke 15:11-32 221

3/18/2001

Any Place for
Prophecy in Your Life?

Prophecy

Luke 13:31-35 212

3/11/2001

Who's In Control?

Control

John 6:52-59 149

3/4/2001

A Religion of Faith or Works?

Luther

Romans 3:19-26  

2/25/2001

Excuses for
Refusing God's Calling

Excuses

Exodus 3:1-4:17  

2/18/2001

Improving
Household Communication

Communication

Matthew 5:23-26 55

2/11/2001

How Great Is Your Faith

Great Faith

Luke 7:1-10 85

2/4/2001

Living in the World
and Not Being on the Take

Business Ethics

Luke 3:8-15 15

1/28/2001

Ridding Ourselves of the Chosen People Mentality

Chosen

Luke 3:1-9 18

1/21/2001

Working With What You Have

Your Gifts

Corinthians (1st) 12:1-11  

1/7/2001

Seeking Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Growth

Luke 2:41-52 12
2000:        

12/31/2000

Joseph and
Mary's Predicament

Predicament

Matthew 1:18-25 7

12/24/2000

How Connected
Do We Need To Be?

Connected

Micah 5:1-5a  

12/10/2000

Anger: Yours, Mine
and What to Do About It

Anger

Matthew 5:43-48 59

12/3/2000

What Are You
Leaving Your Children?

For Your Children

Deuteronomy 6:1-9  

11/19/2000

Miracle of Faith

Miracle of Faith

Corinthians (1st) 16:1-14  

11/12/2000

Trusting What We've Been Given (on the Resurrection)

Trusting What We've Been Given

Corinthians (1st) 15:12-19, 20-34  

11/5/2000

Women 'Keeping Silence in Churches' in Corinthians 14

Women and Silence

Corinthians (1st) 14:26-33a; 33b-36; 37-40  

10/29/2000

Balancing the I and the We (on family & church systems)

Balancing

Corinthians (1st) 12:12-31  

10/22/2000

Women Not Wearing Veils When Praying & Preaching in Worship

Women & Veils in Church

Corinthians (1st) 11:1-16  

10/15/2000

Dealing with “the
weaker brother” in controversy (idolatry meat)

Walking Circumspectly 

Corinthians (1st) 10:12-22; 23-33  

10/8/2000

When Those Who
Are Close Don't Believe

When Those Close Don't Believe

Corinthians (1st) 7:8-24  

10/1/2000

Doing The
Conflict Work In-House

Doing The Conflict Work In-House

Corinthians (1st) 4:15-21  

9/24/2000

Architecture of our Faith

Architecture of our Faith

Corinthians (1st) 3:1-17  

9/17/2000

Getting To
Know Paul
and The Corinthian Church

Getting To Know Paul

Corinthians (1st) 1:10-11, 18-25  

9/10/2000

How Can Christianity Survive With Such Cultural Diversity

Christianity & Cultural Diversity

Corinthians (2nd) 1:1-9  

9/3/2000

Our Christian Scriptures
and How We Got Them

Christian Scriptures

Timothy (2nd) 3:16-17  

7/30/2000

The Most
Difficult Part of Christianity

Difficult Part of Christianity

Luke 6:27-36 80

7/23/2000

Different Approaches
In Faith: The Same God

Different Approaches in Faith

Mark 5: 21-43 138

7/16/2000

Marriage: A
Commitment To Communicate

Marriage & Communication

Ephesians 4:25-32  

7/9/2000

Focusing On
What Is Important

What is Important

Mark 6:7-13 142

7/2/2000

Oral Tradition
and Communion

Early Communion Stories

Mark 6:32-44 146

6/25/2000

David: Trusting The Unseen

David's Trust

Samuel (1st) 17:1-11, 20-54  

6/18/2000

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21-35 217

6/11/2000

New Life From Dry Bones

Ezekiel's Vision

Ezekiel 37:1-14  

6/4/2000

Values Classes
and Christianity

Values Classes

Acts 9:26-31  

5/28/2000

The Basics of Christianity

Basics of Christianity

John (1st) 5:1-12  

5/14/2000

Holy Moments in Life

Holy Moments

Psalm 46:10-11  

5/7/2000

The Sacraments

The Sacraments

Luke 22:14-30 311

4/30/2000

Doing The One
Thing That Matters

What Matters Most

John 20:19-31 356

4/23/2000

What Mark Didn't Tell Us

What Mark Didn't Tell Us

Mark 16:1-8 352

4/16/2000

Jesus' Not So
Triumphant Object Lesson

Jesus Triumphant Lesson

Mark 11:1-11 269

4/9/2000

Coming Home
To Yourself And God

Coming Home To Yourself and God

Luke 15:11-32 221

4/2/2000

A Sense of Expectation

Expectation

John 3:14-21 27

3/26/2000

Spring Cleaning

Temple Expulsion

John 2:12-22 23

3/19/2000

Christianity and Being Male

Christianity and Being Male

Genesis 3:14-19  

3/15/2000

Been Touched
By An Angel Lately?

Touched By An Angel

Psalm 139:7-11  

3/12/2000

Seeing Others In
A Different Light

A Different Light

Corinthians (2nd) 5:11-21  

3/5/2000

The Two Gifts
(A Gothic Story of
Knights, Ladies & Wizards)

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Ephesians 5:21, 32-33  

2/27/2000

Going To Where The Hurt Is

Going To The Hurt

Mark 2:18-22 45

2/20/2000

Forgiveness and Healing

Forgiveness

Mark 2:1-12 43

2/13/2000

What Difference
Does Our Faith Make?

The Difference Our Faith Makes

Mark 1:40-45 42

2/6/2000

The Healing of
Peter's Mother-In-Law

Peter's Mother-In-Law Healed

Mark 1:29-39 37

1/30/2000

Facing Controversial Issues

Controversial Issues

Corinthians (1st) 8:7-13; 10:23-30  

1/23/2000

Being Single

Being Single

Corinthians (1st) 7:25-40  

1/16/2000

When God Calls You

When God Calls You

Samuel (1st) 3:1-11  

1/9/2000

God's Sense of Humor

God's Humor

Genesis 11:1-9  

1/2/2000

Being A Light

Being A Light

John (1st) 4:18-21  
1999:        

2/14/1999

Divorce

Divorce

Mark 10:2-12 252

1/10/1999

The Meaning of Baptism

Baptism

Colossians 2:11-15  

 

 

 

   
1998:        

6/7/1998

The Phenomenon
of Speaking in Tongues

Speaking in Tongues

Corinthians (1st) 12:12-31  

  1992:

 

 

   
11/15/1992 The Difficult Issue of Homosexuality Sexual Orientation & Ethics Genesis 19:1-11 (and other texts)  
         

Available in Kindle Books

2013
The Four Most Important Things In Kindle Format A booklet for children and their parents  
2015
Jesus, Feminism & You In Kindle Format A study of Jesus' feminist teachings and actions in contrast to the 1st century Jewish culture.