May 11, 2021 · 6:35 am
Last night we attended the opening session of the Florida College Lectures. The general theme this year is “Never Has a Man Spoken the Way This Man Speaks.” Specifically, it’s dealing with Jesus’ parables.
Edwin Crozier presented the keynote address entitled “How Will You Understand All the Parables? Subtitled “The Parable of the Sower.”
It was masterfully presented in a way that was thought-provoking, challenging, and stimulating. Continue reading →
May 10, 2021 · 6:43 am
A concerned husband visited a doctor to discuss a problem he believed his wife was experiencing.
“Doc, I think my wife is going deaf. She never hears me the first time I say something.
Well,” said the doctor, “go home and tonight about 15 from her and say something. If she doesn’t reply, move about 5 feet close and say it again. Keep doing this, so we can determine the severity of her hearing loss.”
That night, he stands bout 15 feet away while she’s in the kitchen chopping up some vegetables, and asks, “Honey, what’s for supper” Continue reading →
February 8, 2019 · 7:20 am
“The resurrection of Christ is the climax of all the miracles of Jesus. The other miracles foreshadowed his own resurrection,” affirmed Tommy Peeler last night in the final lesson of the Florida College Lectures.
In a powerful and passionate presentation, Tommy expressed the importance of Jesus’ resurrection to the Christian religion.
The apostle Paul affirmed that the gospel message and our personal faith is founded on the fact of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. A fact confirmed by multitudes of witnesses (1 Cor. 15:1-8). Continue reading →
February 6, 2019 · 4:38 am
This week Norma Jean and I are attending the Florida College Lectures. The theme is “The Works No One Else Did,” subtitled “The Miracles of Jesus.”
Monday night, in his keynote address, Phil Robertson pointed out that Jesus’ “miracles were a message,” and “the signs were a sermon.” More than just supernatural events, they visually and dramatically proclaimed to all who saw them something deeper than the sign, a lesson that Jesus was teaching.
Perhaps there is no greater miracle message than when Jesus healed the 10 lepers. In his Tuesday morning lecture, my friend, Brownie Reeves, delivered a lesson based on this account from Luke 17:11-19. Continue reading →
February 5, 2019 · 6:17 am
Last night Norma Jean and I were blessed to attend the opening session of the annual Florida College Lectures.
Phil Robertson delivered a powerful keynote address that emphasized Jesus’ miracles as signs from John’s gospel account. It was a lesson that enlightened us with a unique view regarding the purpose of Jesus’ miracles. It encouraged us to a deeper, stronger faith in the Deity of Jesus. And it inspired us to be more. Do more. And show the world what faith in Jesus really means in our lives. Continue reading →
August 24, 2018 · 4:56 am
“HOLY SEX” were the first two words that Dr. Tom Hamilton, a Florida College professor, uttered yesterday in his lecture “Not in Passion of Lust.”
In the lecture book Tom wrote, “If Christians were honest with themselves, “holy sex” sounds like the greatest of all oxymorons. In any number of church buildings, the word ‘sex’ is yet to be mentioned (unless it is spelled ‘sects’), being considered a taboo topic for public proclamation.” Continue reading →
February 9, 2018 · 6:32 am
Yesterday in his lesson “What Happens When We Eat the Supper?” at the Florida College Lectures, David Deason related his experience in surveying some of his friends about their practices regarding Communion.
Some said their church takes the Lord’s supper monthly. Some quarterly. Others said they only attend to take communion once or twice a year. Continue reading →
February 8, 2018 · 6:16 am
Yesterday at the Florida College Lectures Alan Cornett presented a lecture entitled, “The Pervasive Influence of Reformation Thought” that challenged our thinking on several levels.
Alan suggested that those in our fellowship are theologically influenced much more by Reformation movement than we often care to admit. He traced the Protestant Reformation and its impact to those in America like Campbell and Stone who sought a return to Scriptural authority and to echo the cry “No book but the Bible, no creed but Christ.” Continue reading →
February 6, 2018 · 6:50 am
Last night Norma Jean and I attended the opening session of the Florida College Lectures and heard the keynote address by Dr. David Edwin Harrell, Jr on the subject “What Shall We Do With History?”
Ed, as he’s known by those in our fellowship, is a social historian with an impressive academic resume. He served as a professor at six universities including the University of Georgia, the University of Alabama in Birmingham and Auburn University. He has been published in professional journals, edited and authored several books, spoken at dozens of conferences, and is recognized as an expert on Religious history as evidenced by his many interviews on national news programs. Continue reading →
February 10, 2017 · 5:13 am
Like all other aspects of home and family, the personal decision to have children and how many children ought to be made, as Florida College Professor, Jason Longstreth pointed out, “considering all spiritual aspects as taught in scripture.”
“From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and the Family” has been the theme of the FC Lecture series this year. Yesterday was the final day. And the morning lectures were largely devoted to the Biblical considerations concerning children. Continue reading →