Effective Public Speaking Involves More Than Words

When it comes to speaking well, eye contact is critical. I’ve known people, often authors, whose speeches had great content but their talks were...

Effective Public Speaking Using 3 Main Points

Speakers and preachers often denigrate the “three point” message. But there is a reason this idea took hold. Nearly everyone can remember...

Fear and the Syrian Refugees

If your Facebook newsfeed is at all like mine, it’s full of posts about the Syrian refugee crisis. I thought I’d add to the conversation...

How to Give an Effective Speech

What’s the most important component to giving an effective speech? Asking the right questions. There are three very simple questions your talk,...

Oprah’s “Belief”

Last month LaVon and I were invited to Montecito, California, to preview a seven-part television series produced by Oprah Winfrey called Belief. ...

Paul’s Speech to the Athenians

Luke tells us in Acts 17 that a group of philosophers began to argue with Paul. They took him to the Areopagus (Mars Hill), where some of their...

Paul’s Visit At Philippi

(Photos: 1. Art from the Orthodox Chapel next to the Gangites that shows Lydia and the other women at the river as Paul approaches. 2. Filming the...

Paul’s Sermon in Antioch

Luke tells us in Acts 13:14 that Paul and Barnabas arrived in Pisidian Antioch. It seems likely that they arrived in town several days before the...

Who Is Your Barnabas? Whose Barnabas Are You?

As we look at the life of Paul, we must take a moment to turn our attention to Barnabas. Barnabas played a pivotal role in Paul’s early...

Paul's "In-Between" Time

He went in and out among them in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. He spoke and argued with the Hellenists; but they were attempting...

Paul’s Conversion

Previously, we looked at Paul’s blinding ambition. When we left off, Paul had letters in hand from the high priest authorizing the arrest of...

Traveling in Paul’s Footsteps

The first time I visited the Holy Land my wife was certain I was sick.  I was completely silent as we visited various sites.  ...

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