LATEST PRESENTATIONS
2017

“The Most Important Thing I Learned In Seminary” Chapel Sermon on Hebrews 2:17 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, January 25, 2017.

“Faith Alone: The Heart of the Reformation.” Grace Community Church, Overbrook, Kansas, February 19, 2017.

““Freedom Found Under an Umbrella: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther” – a Reformation 500th Anniversary.” North Greenville University, Tigerville, South Carolina, April 11, 2017.

“Hope Lives Till We Have Faces – 1 Peter 1:3-9.” Chapel Service, North Greenville University, Tigerville, South Carolina, April 12, 2017.

“Faith Alone – Romans 1:17.” Chapel Service, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, August 29, 2017.

“The Purpose of the Church – 1 Tim 3:15.” Fall Bible Conference, Grace Baptist Church, Manhattan, KS, September 10, 2017.

“The Mission of the Church – 2 Tim 1:12.” Fall Bible Conference, Grace Baptist Church, Manhattan, KS, September 10, 2017.

“Faith Alone” Eastwood Baptist Church, Midwest City, OK, October 1, 2017.

“Faith Alone” Raintree Community Church, Lees Summit, MO, October 8, 2017.

“The History of the Future.” Men’s Retreat, New Community Church, YMCA of the Ozarks, Potosi, MO, October 20-21, 2017.

“Faith Alone” New Community Church, Wildwood, MO, October 22, 2017.

“The Thorough Reformers: Baptist Contributions to the Christian Tradition,” paper presented at the Evangelical Theological Society, Providence, RI, November 16, 2017.

2016

Moderator, “Baptist Studies Study Group Presentations,” Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, November 15, 2016.

“The Pastor as Missionary.” For the Church Conference, Midwestern Seminary, September 27, 2016.

“Uneasy in America: A History of Evangelical Political Engagement.“ Critical Issues Forum – Politics and the Gospel.” Blue Valley Baptist Church. August 28, 2016.

 “Singing in Jail: A Portrait of the End of Religious Liberty.” MBTS Chapel. August 24, 2016.

A Denomination for the Church: The SBC in the 21st Century. Faculty Colloquium at Union University. March 29, 2016.

“The Doctrine of Salvation” Lecture given at the Antioch Project Class at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, MO, February 15, 2016.

“The Life and Ministry of Adoniram Judson” Lecture given at the Midwestern Women’s Institute, Kansas City, MO, February 11, 2016.

“Incarnation for Propitiation: A Doctrine to Know. A Doctrine to Share” Sermon on Hebrews 2:17 at Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty, MO, February 7, 2016.

“Do I Need to Have Theological Education to Do Ministry?” Student Forum Presentation at Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH, February 4, 2016.

Hope Lives Until We Have Faces” Chapel Sermon on 1 Peter 1:3-12 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, January 20, 2016.

2015

“Marriage and Family in the Baptist Tradition” Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA, November 18, 2015.

“Carl F. H. Henry and Cultural Engagement” Lecture delivered at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC, November 4, 2015.

“Learning Humility Through Church History and the Life of Augustine” Lecture delivered at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC, November 3, 2015.

The Heart of the Reformation” Sermon on Hebrews 2:17 for Reformation Day at Calvary Baptist Church, Lenexa, KS, November 1, 2015.

The Most Important Doctrine I Learned in Seminary” Chapel Sermon on Hebrews 2:17 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, October 27, 2015.

A Denomination Always for the Church: Ecclesiological Distinctives and a Basis for Confessional Cooperation.”  A paper presented at SBC 2015 Symposium: The SBC and the 21st Century at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, September 26, 2015.

The Persecution of the Anabaptists: Cacophonous Distraction or Symphonious Example for 21st Century Evangelicals?” Lecture delivered for the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Mini-Conference at Southern Baptist Theological, Louisville, KY, September 15,  2015.

“The True Truth: Carl Henry, Evangelicals, and the Bible.” For the Church Conference, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, September 1, 2015.

“A conversation about marriage, gender, and the future of ministry in a post-Christian age,” panel discussion with Grant Castleberry, Nathan Lino, Danny Akin, Owen Strachan, and Thomas White at the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Pastors Breakfast, Columbus, OH, June 15, 2015.

“A Plea for Ambitious Christians” Sermon on Romans 15:17-11 for Missions Day at The Master’s Community Church, Kansas City, KS, April 26, 2015.

“The Modern Era in Church History,” presentation at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, MO, April 6, 2015.

“‘He is Able’ – Chapel Sermon on 2 Timothy 1:8-18 at Midwestern,” For the Church, January 20, 2015.

“The State of Evangelicalism” panel discussion with Jason Allen, David Dockery, John Mark Yeats at Midwestern Seminary. January 15, 2015.

2014

“A Roman Catholic Cousin: An Evaluation of Anglican Episcopal Ecclesiology,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, CA, November 20, 2014.

“Our Baptist Heritage,” presentation at the Midwestern Seminary Legacy Week, Kansas City, MO, October 22, 2014.

“‘Do You Love the Bible?’ – Chapel at Cedarville University” September 9, 2014.

“‘A Plea for Ambitious Christians’ – Chapel at Midwestern” August 20, 2014.

“The History of Christianity.” Presentations at Central Baptist Church, College Station, TX. 4 Weeks, Summer, 2014.

“The Life and Work of Charles Spurgeon” panel discussion with Jason Allen, David Dockery, John Mark Yeats, and Christian George at the Midwestern Seminary National Alumni Luncheon, Baltimore, MD, June 11, 2014

“The Cooperative Program.” Presentation to the Missions Development Committee at Fielder Church, Arlington, TX, April 30, 2014.

“The Life and Ministry of Adoniram Judson, Part 2: Baptism, Burma, & the Bible, 1812-1850.” Lecture delivered for the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Mini-Conference at Southern Baptist Theological, Louisville, KY, March 05, 2014.

“The Life and Ministry of Adoniram Judson, Part 1: Conversion, Consecration, & Commission, 1788-1812.” Lecture delivered for the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Mini-Conference at Southern Baptist Theological, Louisville, KY, 05 March 2014. Audio of Q&A.

“The History of the Baptists.” Presentations at MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church, Irving, TX. 7 Weeks, Jan-Mar 2014.

2013

“Carl F. H. Henry, Inerrancy, and the Evangelical Identity,” panel discussion with R. Albert Mohler, Jr., D. A. Carson, John Woodbridge, Gregory A. Thornbury, and Ligon Duncan at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Baltimore, MD, November 20, 2013.

“Debating Paige Patterson: 1981 Southern Baptist Inerrancy Debates with Cecil Sherman & Kenneth Chafin.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Baltimore, MD, November 19, 2013.

“Adoniram Judson and the Call to Reach those Who Have Never Heard.” Sermon lecture delivered at North East Houston Baptist Church, Humble, TX, 23 June 2013.

“Are Baptists Protestants?” Presentation delivered at Bayou Drive Baptist Church, Alvin, TX, June 9, 2013.

“Seven Summits in Church History.” Presentation delivered at Travis Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX, 7 weeks, Summer 2013.

“A Plea for Ambitious Evangelicals,” Chapel Sermon at Union University, Jackson, TN, March 8, 2013.

“Adoniram Judson and the Call to Reach those Who Have Never Heard.” Sermon lecture delivered at North East Houston Baptist Church, Humble, TX, 23 June 2013.

2012

“Adoniram Judson and the Call to Reach those Who Have Never Heard.” Sermon lecture delivered at South Side Baptist Church, Abilene, TX, 14 October 2012.

“Breaking the Strong Attachment to Home and Country: The Influence of a Friend of Fuller’s Friends on Adoniram Judson.” Presentation delivered at the Sixth Annual Conference of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Conference, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, September 21, 2012

2011

“Salvation in No One Else: A Bicentennial Appreciation of Adoniram Judson’s Life and Missionary Sacrifice for the Burmese,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Francisco, CA, November 17, 2011.

“The State of the Gender Debate Today.” Presentation delivered at the Biblical Manhood & Womanhood Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, September 13, 2011.

2010

“Humphreys/Patterson – 1987: A Southern Baptist Debate on the Atonement.” Presentation delivered at Fourth Annual Conference of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Conference, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 30 August 2010.

“The Life of David: 1 and 2 Samuel.” Presentation delivered at Travis Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX, 9 weeks, Spring 2010.

“On What is Your Heart Set? Ezra 7:10.” Chapel Sermon at Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX, February 3, 2010.

2009

“Your Bible . . . The Big Picture: The Historical Books of the Old Testament.” Presentation delivered at Travis Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX, 4 October 2009.

“The Great Commission and Baptist Distinctives.” Presentation delivered at South Side Baptist Church, Abilene, TX, 25 October 2009.

“Baptists and Confessions of Faith.” Presentation delivered at South Side Baptist Church, Abilene, TX, 25 October 2009.

“The Duty of Baptists to Teach Their Distinctive Views?” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, New Orleans, LA, 19 November 2009.

2008

“The Seminary’s Dean: L. Russ Bush III (1944-2008) and the Southern Baptist Convention.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Providence, RI, 19 November 2008.

 “Henry Jessey (1601-1663): A Baptist Pastor and His Mixed Ecclesiology.” Presentation delivered at the Second Annual Conference of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Conference, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 25 August 2008.

“If I’m a Christian, Who Cares if I’m a Baptist?” Presentation delivered at the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention’s Collegiate Conference, Fort Worth, TX, 18-19 May 2006.

2005

“The Wedge That Binds the Work: The Pastoral Theology of Henry Jacob (1563-1624) as a Keystone for His Congregational Ecclesiology.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Valley Forge, PA, 18 November 2005.

“Revival: Biblical and Historical?” Presentation delivered at LifeWay Christian Resources’ National Collegiate Week, Glorieta, NM, 5-6 August 2005.

2003

“J. L. Dagg’s Understanding of the New Testament Church as Local and Universal in light of Nineteenth Century Landmark Ecclesiology.” Paper presented at the 9th Annual Ph.D. Conference, SEBTS, Wake Forest, NC, May 2003.