"Being unable to cure death, wretchedness, and ignorance, men [and women] have decided, in order to be happy, not to think about such things." ~ Blaise Pascal, Pensees (133).
"Our lives are empty. We cannot face the vacuum. So we fill our lives up with junk, with trash, with refuse.... we divert ourselves from our real needs.... We invent little problems and hold them close, fixating on them to block us from seeing the bigger problems." ~ Thomas V. Moore, Making Sense of it All: Pascal and the Meaning of Life, pp. 32-33.
"The only good thing for men therefore is to be diverted from thinking of what they are, either by some occupation which takes their minds off it, or by some novel and agreeable passion which keeps them busy, like gambling, hunting, some absorbing show, in short by what is called diversion" ~ Blaise Pascal, Pensees (136).
| Speaking Engagements |
Reasonable Faith Spring Texas Event August 15
August 15, 2011: Reasonable Faith Spring Texas Chapter at Champions Forest Baptist Church. The topic is the "Pursuit of Pleasure: An Inquiry into the Purposes, perils, and problems of pleasure." See link for details.
Copperfield Bible Church: On 4 & 11 September 2011 (Two Sunday mornings) I will be speaking at Copperfield Bible Church. The church is located in NW Houston.
Copperfield Bible Church: 25 September 2011.
Believers' Bible Church: 2 October 2011 (Sunday School and Sunday Worship service) I will be speaking at Believers' Bible Church in Lufkin, Texas.
Evangelical Theological Society: I will be speaking on 16 November, 2011 in San Francisco, C.A. at the ETS Annual Meeting. Paper that will be given is titled, "What do the arts have to do with theology? Aesthetic Experience and the Local Church." I will also be moderating the theological aesthetics sessions.
Alvin Bible Church on 7 January 2012 Sunday morning service.
Copperfield Bible Church, Sunday morning services, Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26. Services begin at 10:45am. 19 February I begin a four week expositional series on Revelation 4 and 5.
Disciple Now Weekend: February 18, 2012.
I willl be speaking to students from various churches on the historical reliability of the Scriptures with Nassau Bay Baptist Church and Heritage Park Baptist Church in Webster, Texas for Collide 2012 (Disciple Now weekend).
CBS Guild Lunch & Learn, February 15, 2012. I willl be speaking on dealing with doubt.
KHCB Radio (105.7) every Wednesday at 10:15am during the month of February 2012.
Speaking at an Apologetics Men's Retreat with Second Baptist Houston's Firm Foundation: Saturday morning, March 10, 2012 at Forest Glen Camp near New Waverly, Texas.
First Colony Bible Chapel (Sugar Land, Texas): Wednesday evenings on March 21, 28, April 4, and April 11, 2012. Topic is "Loving God with Greatness."
Alvin Bible Church on April 22, 2012 (Sunday morning service).
Co-officiating wedding in Rome, Georgia, 13-15 April, 2012.
I will be speaking on the topic of "Arts and Entertainment" at the "Contemporary Issues" Sunday school class at First Colony Bible Chapel on 29 April 2012 and 6 May 2012. Class starts at 10:00am.
Speaking Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Sugarland Bible Church in Sugarland, Texas.
Believers' Bible Church in Lufkin, Texas on June 10, 17, and 24 (AM Services).
22 July 2012: Alvin Bible Church AM Service in Alvin, Texas.
I will be on KHCB Radio (105.7) in Houston!
For the whole month of July at 10:00am I will be on KHCB Radio in Houston giving devotionals on the pursuit, perils, and purposes of pleasure. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 July 2012. You can request a CD of devotionals by contacting KHCB Radio in Houston, Texas.
Beginning August 3rd at 7:00pm (Friday) First Colony Bible Chapel in Sugar Land, Texas will be host a "Christian Faith and Contemporary Culture Apologetics Conference." The conference will continue the next day (August 4; Saturday).
That Friday evening I will be presenting a plenary session titled, "You become What You Behold: The Search for Significance and Value in an Image-Driven Age." If interested in seeing the details of conference, the speakers, and/or registration, see First Colony Bible's website: www.firstcolonybible.org.
August 19, 2012, Sunday morning at Washington County Bible Church in Brenham, Texas (The home of Bluebelll icecream). Worship service begins at 10:00am.
October 21, 2012: Sugar Land Bible Church in Sugar Land, Texas. Sunday morning service!
I will be speaking at a two-day apologetics conference at Darrington Prison on Friday, Feb. 1st beginning at 6:00pm. My topics willl be a cultural apologetic presentation: "We become What Behold: The Search for Signiificance and Value in an Image-Driven Society."
March 3, 10, 17, 24, and April 7, and 14, 2013 I will be giving a 12-part apologetic series at Sugar Land Bible Church in Sugar Land, Texas from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
24 March 2013 I will be speaking at Alvin Bible Church's Sunday morning service in Alvin, Texas. Service begins at 11:00am.
14 April 2013 I willl be speaking at the Sunday morning service at Sugar Land Bible Church in Sugar Land, Texas.
May 6, 13, 20, & 27 (Monday morning) I willl be speaking on KHCB Houston radio (105.7) at 10:00am-10:15am.
November 19-21, 2013 I will be involved with the Evangelical Theological Society's annual meeting (Theological Aesthetics Study Group) in Baltimore, Maryland.
Speaking to college and young adult group known as Remnant 115 on the pursuit, promises, and perils of pleasure on Tuesday night, 23 April 2013 at Sugar Creek Baptist Church in Sugar Land, Texas. It starts at 8:30pm.
9 June and 28 July 2013 I will be speaking at the morning service at Sugar Land Bible Church in Sugar Land, Texas. Service starts at 11:00am.