Archive for January 2012

Theodicy: God and the Problem of Evil . . . is there an answer?

Attached is a slidepack on Theodicy for Senior Apologetics. The heart of the discussion is near the end between the videos from Zacharias and Piper. The answer to the problem of God and evil/suffering: The Cross.


SysTheo Quarter 3 Mid-Term Test – any takers?

Attached is the Study Guide for the Q3 Mid Exam. For all who have said they would like to be in the class, take a look. All the answers are in the slidepacks that are attached in other posts.



River Valley Ranch: What’s Your Vantage Point?

I was privileged to be a part of a ministry to Middle and High-Schoolers this past weekend at River Valley Ranch in upstate Maryland, near the border of Pennsylvania. It was a pretty intense weekend called “Winter Meltdown.” It is a GGRREEAATTT weekend retreat for both the students AND the leaders and volunteers. The RVR staff takes care of everything so they can achieve their goal, which is


to provide a place free from the distractions of everyday life, where students and leaders can focus on God and build meaningful relationships with each other.


From my perspective, they did just that. I am posting my slide packs here, so if any of the youth leaders want to refer back to these, they can. Use everything at will!

WMD Session 1

WMD Session 2

WMD Session 3

WMD Session 4


If anyone needs a great camp to go to for any of several reasons, RVR is the place to be!

Theology: Where do we begin?

Attached are the slides for Prolegomenon and an Intro to Hermeneutics for the SysTheo classes at CCS. If you have never thought deeply about hermeneutics (The Science and Art of Biblical Interpretation), then check out the slides. They are based on Howard Hendricks’ book, Living by the Book. For a Christian, not having a good foundation in Hermeneutics is like a Doctor not having a good foundation in Anatomy and Physiology. Think about it . . .

Intro to Herm


Yeah . . . I think this one get’s it

I’m usually not too given to the heavy stuff, but wow . . yeah . . . I think this one get’s it. If you are not familiar with the Ezekiel 36 passage, check out Ezekiel 36:16-38. What grace!!!