Wield he Sword: Aesthetics

Founders Ministries asked me to talk on aesthetics for the Wield The Sword series, so I traveled to Cape Coral, Florida, to tape these comments. The video is crafted and image-salted by the gifted artists of The Chocolate Knox.

Cape Coral, Florida, May 17, 2021

Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Ethicists

In the spring of 2017, I delivered the annual C.W. Scudder Lectures at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. The lectureship was established "to explore the biblical basis for dealing with contemporary challenges and ethical issues." The first day, I spoke under the theme, "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Ethicists" (playing off the old Willie Nelson song about cowboys). The next day, I followed up with "Mammas, Encourage Your Babies to Grow Up To Be Ethicists." The trials came first, and then the resources and rewards. You can find the second video at: https://vimeo.com/207198452

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, February 28, 2017

Mature Manhood and Womanhood

Founders Ministries held a conference in Birmingham, June 2019, the day before the SBC began its session across the street in the convention center. Here's I'm tearing a newspaper to show that it has a grain, analogous to the gender "grain in the created order.

Founders Ministries, July 3, 2019

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

A number of us SBTS profs were enlisted to speak on theological and cultural matters, and I drew this one as one of my assignments.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, October 31, 2017

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Military and Public Service Policy Forum

With C-SPAN2 coverage, I joined a panel of five arguing the registration women for the draft. With an SBC resolution in hand, I spoke before the U.S. Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, meeting at Washington D.C.'s Gallaudet University, April 25, 2019

Washington, DC, April 25, 2019

Whither America?

At 42:21 in this video, I begin my message from Matthew 11:16-24 (Jesus' words of woe to unresponsive cities). The title: “Whither America?” Preached at FBC Henderson, KY, November 1, 2020.

Henderson, KY, November 1, 2020

The Current Drift of the Evangelical World in North America

Here, I discuss, with Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore on their Founders Ministries podcast, The Sword and the Trowel.

Video Call, February 25, 2020