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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 lived from 2010 to 2015. In December 2015 we moved to the Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo, Texas where we now live.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Continuing Renewal

Continuing Renewal: a study of 2 Cor. 4:16-18

In the Biblical Insight Commentary, volume 11, on Second Corinthians, is a short study that was presented at the Senior Adult Luncheon and Rally at the Southland Baptist Church in San Angelo, Texas, on March 11, 2016. Listed in this web page under 2 Cor. 4:16-18 are three pdf files:
These files contain 1) the background exegesis of the passage; 2) the slides from the power point presentation to the group; and 3) a one page handout given to those present. If you would like to have the presentation file, send me an email at, and I will send it to you via email attachment. 

This passage is very interesting due both to its content and also for the important role it plays in Paul's defense of his ministry to the Corinthians in these early chapters of Second Corinthians. It stands as a rich reminder on how to avoid burn out in ministry, along with how to remain consistently faithful over a life time of devotion to Christ.