Sunday, April 3, 2016

Please Visit Our Archive

I haven't written much new material lately, and hope to soon, but until that time, please visit the archive of this blog as I hope you'll find some of the material of interest! : )

Many of my books are now out of print as I hope to self publish them very soon. I'm also currently working (very slowly) on two novels: A romantic comedy about dating featuring folks from their 20s - 70s and a graphic novel about historic Black hospitals.

Continued blessings and success to you!
Steve Kendall

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Be A Bold Witness

I haven't written anything for this blog for quite some time. I have no excuse. Even during seasons of poor health, I need to do a better job of spreading the Good News whenever I can.

Two recent events compelled me to start writing in this blog again: LeBron James' essay (more about that in a future post) and a friend from my college days, Natalie Albano. She's a bold witness for Christ who is using the Internet to proclaim God's Word with her program, "You Have Got To Be Real":

Please listen to Natalie's weekly program. At present, she has archived over 27 shows that you can listen to at any time via the link provided above.

Thank you for reading this blog.

I hope to write more often, as The Lord leads me.

Until then,

May God Bless You!
Steve Kendall,
Creative Dad/Founder
ThingsNOTScene Ministries

Friday, March 15, 2013

Biblical Brackets: The Genealogy of Jesus

As we enter "March Madness" season for college
basketball, perhaps try to create various "Biblical Brackets"
for your Sunday School students.

You can use content you'd like to teach, such as the genealogy of Jesus ,and place the info into "brackets" format like the ones used by basketball fans.

Here's a link to a PDF illustrating the genealogy of Jesus from "The Amazing Bible Timeline":

You can find a genealogy of Jesus in the Bible in the following books:
 Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38

Here's a link to a fun Star Wars bracket:

Share your ideas for different types of Biblical brackets, such as great battles, etc. and we may post a link on our site.

Have a blessed day!

Brother Steven K.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sunday School Fool-Our New Ministry

We have a new ministry, called Sunday School Fool,
which offers free Sunday School materials, tips and advice.

Please pay a visit at

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Homosexuality: How to Have a Loving, Respectful Conversation

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I recently heard a good sermon by Dr. David Anderson, pastor of Bridgeway Community Church, on the topic “Navigating Cultural Change: Gambling, Gays and God.” 

On Sunday, September 23, 2012, in part two of this series, Dr. Anderson addressed the topic of homosexuality.

Dr. Anderson used humor, compassion and several personal stories during his discussion.
I provide a link to the sermon below. (Dr. Anderson also hosts a live, radio call-in show, 3-4pm Eastern Time, Mon.-Fri., called “Afternoons with Dr. David Anderson” that I highly recommend. For more info:

Given that homosexuality is a hot button topic to many, Dr. Anderson provided suggestions for how folks can have an intelligent conversation about it, without becoming unkind.
Dr. David Anderson

Two points he made that I found interesting were:

1. At approximately 21:50 into the message, he provided “Three Frames” or “Topic Areas” to live in “The Land of Is” (you’ll have to listen to the sermon to get this important point about the Land of Is):
Frame #1: Homosexuality,   Frame #2:  Homosexual Behavior    Frame #3: Homosexual Agenda

2.  In Dr. Anderson’s opinion, homosexuality is not a sin, but a struggle. He argues that many of us have struggles, or desires, whether it be lust for someone outside your marriage, etc., but we should not act on desires that become sin.
I really recommend that you listen to/watch the entire message, as Dr. Anderson, who has a background in counseling, does a good job of discussing God’s view on sin and how one can have a civil conversation with others.

Two quotes from Dr. Anderson that spoke to me: 
1. “Comprehension begins with conversation.”

2. “Difference should be a doorway for dialog.” --I agree with Dr. Anderson that this doesn’t mean you have to agree on everything. You may have to come to a point where you agree to disagree, but do it out of Christian love for each other.
To Listen to/Watch Dr. Anderson’s Sermon:

1. Go to:

2.  Select “On Demand” 
Screen shot of Dr. Anderson's sermon page

3. You should now see “Ministry Year” in the Right Hand corner.  
Screen Shot of David Anderson's sermon page
4. Under “Date:”, use the drop down menu to select 9/23/2012.

5. You can now click “Listen to” or “Watch Message”

For other messages, Check Out 
Dr. Anderson’s Rebroadcast schedule:

Thanks for reading this blog post!  
Have a blessed day!
Steven Kendall

Friday, July 27, 2012

My Favorite Preachers

Below you will find a list of some of my favorite preachers, many of whom can be heard online:
  The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans
  Back to the Bible
  Cherrydale Baptist Church

  Dr. Lucius M. Dalton, Senior Pastor Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Washington, DC Moriah is my former church, but I will always consider Dr. Dalton to be my pastor and Mt. Moriah my home church.

  Excellent Living with Cheryl Martin

  Faith In Practice with A.R. Bernard
  First Baptist Church of Highland Park Maryland
Rev. Dr. Henry P. Davis III, Pastor

  Insight For Living The Bible-Teaching Ministry of Charles R. Swindoll
  In Touch Ministries

  Mount Zion Baptist Church
  Now Faith Be Whole Ministries
  Pastor Gertrude Henderson and Bishop Jean Terry are delightful women of God. I enjoy listening to their weekly show as they are down to earth and deliver a Spirit-filled message. Listening to 
their wonderful show feels like being welcomed into someone's home for personal Bible study.
  The Praise Movement with Ron Krontz

  Thru the Bible with Dr. J. Vernon McGee

Something Good Radio

Thursday, June 21, 2012

On Medical Leave

I hope to resume blogging and writing more extensively soon, but for now, I need to focus on my health. I ask for your prayers and God willing, I'll be able to return to serving Him in creative ways.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Red Tails: Operation Greenback!

Let's make Red Tails the #1 picture this weekend:
1) Buy a ticket for yourself & a guest.
2) Buy tickets for our brave men & women on active duty and our vets
3) Buy tickets for older folks who appreciate/remember the style & pace of movies like this
4) Buy tickets for younger folks who need to learn a bit of US History
5) If you belong to any organizations, attend church, etc., ask members to buy tickets for others--especially folks w/out jobs and/or in need.
6) Contact all of your friends and ask them to repeat 1-6 above.
God bless,
Steve Kendall

RT Clip from Tambay Obenson on Vimeo.