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Grew up in farm and ranch life about 70 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas near the small community of Perrin. Did undergraduate degree at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas (BA, 1964) and masters (MDiv, 1968) / doctorate (ThD, 1975) at Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth. Taught Koine Greek and New Testament at SWBTS 1974-1997. Then taught at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC (1998-2008). Pastored the IBC Baptist Church in Cologne Germany (2008-2010) before retiring and moving to Santa Ana, Costa Rica, where Claire and I now live.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Paul study resumes

On WEDNESDAY EVENING, January 22, 2014, the study of the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul will resume after taking a holiday break through Christmas and New Years. The study group will continue to meet in our apartment in Santa Ana Centro, apartment 3 across the street from the parking lot of the Pali grocery store. The time will remain 7:00 pm (19:00) as in the past.

Study materials are located at THE APOSTLE PAUL: Servant of Christ at The first study will be session sixty-one on topic Speech Point One: Paul's Pharisee Life, Acts 26:4-11. We are currently studying Paul's defense speech before the assembled leaders at Caesarea prior to being sent to Rome for trial before Nero, the Roman emperor. This speech in Acts 26 represents one of the finest such speeches in all of ancient literature from a literary perspective. It stands as a marvelous summary of Paul's life and ministry as a Christian. 

Everyone is welcomed to the study. Bring your Bible expecting to be a part of a lively discussion as we work our way through the biblical texts.

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