Monday, August 10, 2009

Eternity in Our Hearts: The Beauty of God, the God of Beauty

Here is the message I gave at Epiphany Fellowship's First Friday Fundamentals. The topic was Beauty. The full manuscript that this message was based on can be found at or on the podcast site. This manuscript is over 40 pages long and is a much fuller treatment of the topic than I was able to give in this one message, so for more engagement with the topic, you can go there.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

"Beauty" Tralier for First Friday Fundamentals

This is the trailer for the event I'll be speaking at for Epiphany Fellowship's monthly event called "First Friday Fundamentals". The topic this month is Beauty, and I'll be delivering a message on the Biblical view of Beauty. Here's the info for the event:

First Friday Fundamentals @ Epiphany Fellowship

Friday, August 6, 2009

17th & Diamond, Philadelphia, PA

8-10:30pm, Free

I'll also be posting the full manuscript and audio here on the podcast in the next few days. Also, I have a few ideas that should make podcast updates a bit more prevalent. Sorry. Come out tomorrow night if you can and look for the audio in the next few days!

Monday, June 08, 2009

002-This is strange... [first blog post ever] | 12/06/04

This is the back ground, a reading, and discussion of the first blog post I ever wrote, entitled "this is strange . . ." posted on December 06, 2004. Please let me know what you think. Also, my apologies for the intro and outro music sounding so poor. For the sake of file size, I lowered the quality of the recording, which caused the extreme highs and lows of the audio to get distorted. Let me know if it's too distracting.

For the blog, go to

Friday, May 29, 2009

001-Welcome to the Podcast

This is the first official episode of the podcast. In it I answer three fundamental questions surrounding this podcast:

1. Who am I?
2. Why am I doing a podcast?
3. What will the format of this podcast be?

It's very, very rough. My presentation is almost laughable. I'm so nervous, but nevertheless, its a good exercise and I look forward to the podcast growing as I mature in my style and presentation. Thanks for sticking with me while I do.

Monday, May 18, 2009

[Guest Audio] Tim Sinclair-Warning: Hear His Voice

This is a message from one of my best friends in Richmond. It was his first sermon he ever gave and it's really, really good. Enjoy.

He delivered it during the Sunday service of Aletheia Church in Richmond. Sinclair-Rest.mp3

Go to the podcast website and click here for the sermon manuscript:

Monday, May 11, 2009

"Us & Them": The one New Man from every tribe, tongue, & nation

This was a message I gave at the Virginia Commonwealth University Campus Summer Fellowship. It was technically the first sermon I ever preached, though I typically don't count it. The original idea was to do a sermon on "Unity within the body of Christ." But as I soon discovered, just as in the Trinity, one could not divorce Unity from Diversity. I think the exegesis is surprisingly solid, even for having been so young at the time. The presentation, though, is another matter. I was so nervous and I went to far too many texts. Also, it was supposed to be 12-15 minutes. I went on for 35. Enjoy. and them sermon.mp3

Go to the podcast website and click here for the sermon manuscript:

Thursday, May 07, 2009

"Faithful Forgiveness": the Perseverance of Forgiving Saints

What better way to kick off the podcast than with a sermon!

I preached my first real sermon ever recently. It was recorded, so I’ve decided to share it along with the manuscript. It’s on “The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant” in Matthew 18 and deals with forgiveness. It’s about 30 minutes long. Personally, being my own worst critic, I see many flaws in it (the structure was somewhat muddled, I talked too fast, and I somewhat went against the traditional interpretation of the text), but overall I was pretty happy with it. It seemed like the class was as well.

If you don’t have 30 minutes to spare, just listen to the last 8 minutes or so. I think that’s the point I hit my most significant “flow.”

Go to the podcast website and click here for the sermon manuscript: