When Haddon Robinson died last summer, tributes began to appear in print and online praising his gifts as a communicator, mentor, and as one website put it, “one of the world’s foremost experts in biblical preaching." I had the privilege to study with him at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he served as my doctoral mentor. During my first year of taking courses there, my pastor asked me what was the single most important lesson I had learned from Dr. Robinson thus far. Embarrassingly, I couldn’t come up with an answer, but after reading what so many have said about him on the occasion of his passing, it has caused me to reflect on my own experiences while his student, and now I think I know how I would answer my pastor's question.

In part 2 of this vlog, Dr. Stephen Meyer, Director of the Discover Institute's Center for Science and Culture, continues discussing the faults in the beliefs of the Neo-Darwinism movement. Speaking from his own published book, "Darwin's Doubt", Meyer shares how all biological systems reflect intelligent design and presents four challenges to the creative power of natural selection. 

In terms of page length, it’s most of the Bible. It covers God’s redemptive mission across a span of more than 4000 years. Many, because of it’s “Old” label, skip over it on their way to Philippians. Still, there are 39 books of history, miracles, challenges, and through it all, the love of God. Here are 5 principles to light up your study of God’s word through the Old Testament.

In part 1 of this vlog, Dr. Stephen Meyer, Director of the Discover Institute's Center for Science and Culture, discusses the faults in the beliefs of the Neo-Darwinism movement. Speaking from his own published book, "Darwin's Doubt" and his experience of attending the Annual Conference of the Royal Society in London, Meyer shares how the evolutionistic belief over the mechanism of mutation and natural selection does not explain the origin of new body plans and body types as seen throughout history. 

"All people, at all times, everywhere, bear the image of God."

Dr. Bruce Rosdahl concludes his vlog series over the fundamental dignity that belongs to every human being. Rosdahl explains the necessity for society to return to a Biblical understanding of the image of God and how that image is reflected in all individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity. 

"All people, at all times, everywhere, have dignity."

In part one of this vlog series, Dr. Bruce Rosdahl shares how modern society has neglected the fundamental dignity that belongs to every human being. Rosdahl breaks down the cascading consequences of a changing worldview-a worldview that has redefined personhood and quality of life based on personal opinion as opposed to a Biblical worldview. This change in view and declination of a Biblical worldview has crumbled the foundation on which human dignity stands. 

Kids are perceptive.  When we think they’re glued to the TV or lost in a video game, they notice things.  They’re always observing…always learning.  And since they are always learning, it’s important to be intentional about what we teach them.  But how do we do that?  The goal in this article is to help answer that question.

Did you know that there are some skeptics today who argue that Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, did not exist? In this vlog, Dr. Jeff Magruder identifies and breaks through the false pillars of this belief, Jesus mythicism. Magruder shares how we, as Christians, can effectively address and challenge Jesus Mythicism by identifying its weaknesses and inaccuracies. 

In part one of this article, we discussed the effect of the discipline of rest on bodies weakened due to the fall of man. In part two, we will look at the effects of exercise, diet and nutrition on the human body, the new Temple of God.

This is the third and final part of our series on evaluating your sermon before you preach it. Our goal with this series has been to help you become better at what God’s called you to do. In Part 3, we look at four more areas for you to consider when preparing a sermon.