Thursday, September 25, 2008

Free Bible Study Resources: Week of Oct. 6, 2008

The following Bible study resources mentioned on this week's BibleStudyCafe Show:

1. I'm proud to announce that the sermons of my pastor, Dr. Lucius M. Dalton, of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Washington, DC, are now available online!

You can listen to Pastor Dalton's most recent sermon, "Finish the Race" from Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008.

2. The Washington Post article, "Plugging the Planet Into the Word." The subtitle of the article, "Christian Groups Use Technology to Greatly Expand Bible's Audience," really speaks to encouraging missionary work discussed in the story. You can also read my summary of the article.

-- Two resources mentioned in the article: The Forum of Bible Agencies International, an organization which has taken on the challenge of translating the Bible into many languages: http://www.ifoba.com and another useful site referenced in the article, to chart the progress of the Good News globally is: http://www.worldmap.org

3. The Ancient Greek Word of the Week: Actually, I'll feature several words mentioned in Pastor Dalton's Oct. 5, 2008 sermon:

1 Corinthians 9:24 (The Greek word for "race" is "Stadion")

1 Corinthians 9:25 (Crown is "Stephanos" in Greek) My name, Steven, comes from this word! : )

4. Each week in this blog, I use BibleGateway.com for Bible verses and the Interlinear Bible offered by Bible.CrossWalk.com

Please let me know of any Bible study resources that you use so that I may post them on this blog.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Friday, September 19, 2008

Free Bible Study Resources: Week of Sept. 15, 2008

Bible study resources mentioned on this week's BibleStudyCafe Show:

1. June Hunt, Hope for the Heart (Sept. 19, 2008 radio show)

2. Judy Gann, author of The God of All Comfort. Available at bookstores everywhere and www.JudyGann.com

You are encouraged to listen to my recent interview with Judy about her book: Judy Gann Interview

3. The Ancient Greek Word of the Week...

Adelphos: brothers by blood; brethren in Christ

You can learn more about this word from the Crosswalk.com's Interlinear Bible

The scripture passage about Paul that I referenced was from 2 Corinthians 12:6-8

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Recommended Bible Study Resources: Sept. 10, 2008

Bible study resources mentioned on this week's BibleStudyCafe show:

1.Institute of Biblical Greek: http://www.biblicalgreek.org

2. Oneplace.com - Audio sermons online:

OnePlace.com is a site which features audio sermons from a wide variety preachers. I go to this site to listen to some of my favorites, including Pastor Paul Sheppard, and Dr. Tony Evans.

This site is useful as I am able to learn about and listen to pastors not heard on the radio in my local area.

OnePlace.com also offers a number of other Bible study resources including devotionals, PodCasts of popular programs, articles and ministry newsletters.

The Ancient Greek Word of the Week is: "Koine"

Koine, as defined and pronounced by the Merriam-Webster online dictionary: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/koine

Daniel B. Wallace has a nice, short history of Koine Greek at: http://www.bible-history.com/quotes/daniel_b_wallace_1.html

On today's show, I read from the resource book, "1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About the Bible But Never Thought to Ask" by J. Stephen Lang

Please let me know of any Bible study resources that you use so that I may post them on this blog.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Thursday, September 4, 2008

BibleStudyCafe.com Show: Sept. 4 Resources

On this week's edition of the BibleStudyCafe Show, I discussed the following resources:

1. BibleGateway.com, which allows one to research Bible verses in many versions, and conduct all types of Biblical research.

2. Rick Renner Ministries' Sparkling Gems from the Greek: I became interested in learning more about the koine (common) Greek language, with which much of the New Testament was originally written in, thanks to the weekly Bible study led by my Pastor, Dr. Lucius M. Dalton, Senior Pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Learning the meaning behind the Greek words of the New Testament really provides me with a deeper understanding of the Bible.

I recommend the Web site, Renner.org from Rick Renner Ministries. Renner's site offers a Greek word of the week, which Renner refers to as the Sparkling Gem of the Week. Renner also has a book and CD called Daily Sparkling Gems from the Greek, each of which contain his complete collection of lessons about New Testament Greek.

You can sign up for Rick Renner's mailing lists, including one that delivers a Greek word to your inbox several days a week.

3. The BibleStudyCafe, Ancient Greek word of the week is Gnosis, which means "knowledge"

The definition of Gnosis from bible.crosswalk.com:

1. the general knowledge of Christian religion

2. the deeper more perfect and enlarged knowledge of this religion

An example can be found in Romans 11:33 from BibleGateway.com: "Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments,and his paths beyond tracing out!" (New International Version)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

BibleStudyCafe.com Show: Aug. 28 Resources

On this week's edition of the BibleStudyCafe Show, I discussed the following resources:

1. Pastor A.R. Bernard's show, "Faith in Practice."

2. Dr. David Jeremiah's "Turning Point" radio sermon series on the Holy Spirit.

3. The Ancient Greek word of the week is Dunamis. The definition provided by CrossWalk.com (http://bible.crosswalk.com) is strength power, ability

  1. inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth
  2. power for performing miracles
An example can be found in Acts 19:11, "Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul..." (New King James Version).

The phrase "unusual miracles" is "dunamis" in the Ancient Greek.

The modern day word "dynamite" from dunamis.

Our next show is scheduled for 11a.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, Sept. 4 at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/BibleStudyCafe

Listeners are encouraged to call-in with their favorite Bible study resources at 1-347-945-7963

Please visit our main site BibleStudyCafe.com

God bless,

Steven Kendall, Host, The Bible Study Cafe Show

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Vanessa Davis Griggs Interview now available

Be sure to listen to my interview with Christian author, Vanessa Davis Griggs at: blogtalkradio.com/Write-On-Right-On

I had a great time speaking with Vanessa about her latest novel, Strongholds and just simply listening to her wonderful answers to listener questions.

Be sure to also visit Vanessa's really cool Web site: http://vanessadavisgriggs.com and...support this wonderful Christian author--buy her books! : )

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall BibleStudyCafe.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tonight!: Interview with Vanessa Davis Griggs

Be sure to listen live to my interview with Christian author, Vanessa Davis Griggs, this Wed., July 23, 2008 at 8pm Eastern time at: blogtalkradio.com/Write-On-Right-On

Vanessa will discuss her latest novel, Strongholds and take listener calls at 1-646-200-3542.

Be sure to tune in and be sure to visit Vanessa's really cool Web site: http://vanessadavisgriggs.com and...support this wonderful Christian author--buy her books! : )

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall BibleStudyCafe.com

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Vanessa Davis Grigss Interview: July 23, 8pm, ET

Be sure to listen live to my interview with Christian author, Vanessa Davis Griggs, on Wed., July 23, 2008 at 8pm Eastern time at: blogtalkradio.com/Write-On-Right-On

Vanessa will discuss her latest novel, Strongholds and take listener calls at 1-646-200-3542.

Be sure to tune in and be sure to visit Vanessa's really cool Web site: http://vanessadavisgriggs.com and...support this wonderful Christian author--buy her books! : )

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall BibleStudyCafe.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Kimberly Cash Tate, author, Heavenly Places

I recently interviewed Kimberly Cash Tate, author of the wonderful novel, Heavenly Places

I had a great time speaking with Kimberly and you can listen or download the interview at: blogtalkradio.com/Write-On-Right-On

You can purchase Heavenly Places at Amazon.com or place an order at your favorite bookstore.

Be sure to check out Kimberly's site: http://www.kimberlycashtate.com and her blog: http://kimberlycashtate.blogspot.com

I also encourage you to visit the online book promotion folks who booked Kimberly on my show at http://www.thegrits.com.

A special thanks to my Sister in Christ, Marlive Harris from TheGrits.com for reaching out to me for this interview.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall
BibleStudyCafe.com

Thursday, May 1, 2008

New Interviews: Dawn Fitch and Sherryle Jackson

Hello!

I just recorded two new interviews, which are now available at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Write-On-Right-On

Here's some brief info about the interviews:

Author Dawn Fitch discusses her book, Moving Through Opened Doors and her bath and body company, Pooka, Inc. Be sure to visit Dawn's site at: www.PookaPureAndSimple.com

and

Author Sherryle K. Jackson discusses her book, Soon and Very Soon. Be sure to listen to all of the authors I've interviewed at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Write-On-Right-On

All of the books discussed on my talk show would make for wonderful Mother's Day books. So, order today to receive your books in time for Mother's Day, which is Sunday, May 11, 2008.

I also ask that you check out my new book, Every Day Is Mother's Day, at BibleStudyCafe.com

Have a blessed day by reading the Bible.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

April 27--Internet Evangelism Day

Hello friends,

I wanted to post the info below much earlier, but became bogged down with both illness, followed by a busy schedule as I was behind on projects.

Well, better late than never! : )

Below is an excerpt from a press release about Internet Evangelism Day. I hope you will support this bold, worthy effort:

Sunday, April 27, has been designated as Internet Evangelism Day. Churches can download free materials from the Internet Evangelism Day website. These materials make it easy for churches to create a short presentation about online outreach on or near that Sunday. A PowerPoint, video clip testimonies, drama scripts, music and handouts can be used to create their own customized program lasting from one minute to 50.

The people behind Internet Evangelism Day also provide year-round resources about online outreach. The ministry explains many ways that Christians can share the good news, including through church websites. Churches often find it difficult to create a site that will engage with outsiders in their area, and find themselves asking, "How can our church website help us reach out into our community?"

A new online tool released by IE Day provides churches with a free 15-page evaluation report. Users assess their own website by answering 55 simple questions. Their customized report is immediately displayed online, ready to print or save. The report's recommendations are tailored with specific practical suggestions, based on the questions that were ticked. View the evaluation tool here: www.InternetEvangelismDay.com/design

For more information, please visit:www.InternetEvangelismDay.com

Contact: Tony Whittaker, Coordinator, Internet Evangelism Day Tel: +44-1283-702334 (GMT office hours) email: InternetEvangelismDay.com/feedback

IE Day is an initiative of the Internet Evangelism Coalition, a group of online ministries, at Billy Graham Center, Wheaton. It is completely free with NO fund-raising component.

Have a blessed day by reading your Bible and sharing your love of Jesus with others!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Please listen to my new Internet talk show at BibleStudyCafe.com

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Interview with author/entrepreneur, Wanda L. Childs

You are cordially invited to listen to my interview with author/Entrepreneur/Speaker, Wanda L. Childs.

Ms. Childs discussed her book, Pushed Into My Purpose. Wanda's book offers her powerful testimony of moving from fear to victory.

Ms. Childs also runs three companies:

For her book: PushedIntoMyPurpose.com
The Blessed 27:7 Gift Shop:
Blessed247.com
A Printing Company: BestPromotionalItems.com

You can contact Wanda Childs via email at info@blessed247.com, and by phone at 1-800-956-7027. My other interviews are available at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Write-On-Right-On

Have a blessed day by telling someone about what Jesus has done for you.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Monday, April 7, 2008

Interview with Kristi Luv Wilson

Dear reader,

I've been busy working on my Internet talk show, "Write On, Right On, Write On!" and haven't updated my blog lately. So, I apologize and will make a greater effort to update this blog.

Please tune in for my interview with author and motivational speaker, Kristi Luv Wilson. Ms. Wilson discussed her book, Driving Destiny

Also, be sure to visit Kristi's site at: www.drivingdestiny.com

You can listen to all of the interviews conducted to date at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Write-On-Right-On

Be blessed by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Christian author, Lisa McGhee Smith

I hope you'll tune-in to my new Internet talk show called, "Write On, Right On, Write On!"

My very first guest is fellow Christian author and friend, Lisa McGhee Smith.

Lisa discussed her new book of beautiful, moving poetry,"Thoughts Of a Daydreamer" now available for sale online at: http://www.lulu.com/content/638282 or you can email Lisa at bookdaydreamer@aol.com for orders.

You can listen to the show at: www.blogtalkradio.com/Write-On-Right-On/2008/04/01/Interview-with-poetry-Lisa-McGhee-Smith

The foreword to Lisa's powerful book was written by Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Chair/President Emerita, National Council of Negro Women, who wrote in part, "Lisa McGhee Smith is visionary."

I was blessed to have Lisa as my guest and hope you'll take a listen to the show.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Monday, March 31, 2008

Bible Study Cafe, the Talk Show!

Hello friends!

The Holy Spirit has me busy at work on a new Internet talk show I'll host each week about Bible study resources at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/BibleStudyCafe

I hope you'll be able to tune into my live talk show online and even call-in to the show!

The free number to call-in is: (347) 945-7963

The show airs live on the following dates this month:

--Tuesday, April 8: 11:30AM (Eastern Time) --Tuesday, April 15: 11:00AM (Eastern Time) --Tuesday, April 22: 11:00AM (Eastern Time)

If you can't listen live, no problemo as the show will be recorded and be made available for listeners at any time.

Given that I'll be hosting the weekly BibleStudyCafe talk show, (which is basically an audio blog), this written blog will no longer be written daily.

Instead, this blog will provide info and resources in support of the weekly talk show.

I'm excited about this blessing, to be able to spread the Good News, to the uttermost parts of the earth, via the Internet.

I hope you'll listen!

Have a blessed day by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Steven Kendall's New Talk Show

I haven't blogged in recent days as I've been busy preparing an Internet talk show that I will host on BlogTalkRadio.com.

This is real short notice, but... You are cordially invited to listen to my new Internet talk show, called "Write On, Right On, Write On!" on http//www.blogtalkradio.com/Write-On-Right-On

The program will be about writing and self-publishing tips.

This Saturday at 6pm ET, I will do a 15 min. practice run of my show so that I can get a feel for the technology. I'm pretty tired from composing, recording and uploading my theme music--wait 'til you hear it! A warning in advance...I will need piano lessons soon. : )

You can call-in during my show to speak to me live at: (646) 200-3542.

Hope you can listen tonight!
If not, no problemo, the show will be recorded and available online for free.

I hope to do a weekly show soon, so you'll have an opportunity to hear me run my mouth in the near future. : )

If you'd like to be a guest on a future show, please contact me.

God bless,

Steve Kendall

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Christians Spreading the Gospel with Blogging

In Acts 1:8, Jesus told his disciples and us, that when we accept Him, the Holy Spirit will help us to witness to others: "... you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." The Internet makes it possible to witness for Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth.

I encourage Christians to use the Internet to spread the Gospel. Blogging, short for "Web log," is a great way to do this. Blogging basically involves writing short, diary-type entries on any topic, that one shares with the entire world. If you allow ads on your blog, you can earn money as well. Google has a great service that I use, called Blogger.com, which permits one to create a free blog and restrict ads to specific topics, such as Christianity.

Last year, the U.S. morning news program, Good Morning America, did a really good story on how one can use a blog to spread a message and earn money.

I currently have three blogs, the one you're currently reading, as well as a blog about the writing process and self-publishing tips, called Write On, Right On, Write On!, and Helmet of Salvation, a blog where I offer my opinions on topics of interest to Christians.

Have a blessed day, by spreading the Good News about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Now that I'm a Christian, I wanted to view some of Billy Graham's older television specials. Those programs can be viewed at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Web site.

On this site, you'll find a multimedia section with videos of Billy Graham.

Have a blessed day by learning more about God by reading the Bible.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Friday, March 21, 2008

Resurrection Sunday, Not Easter

A few years ago, the pastor of my church, Dr. Lucius M. Dalton, Senior Pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, began to stress the phrase Resurrection Sunday, instead Easter Sunday, which I agree is a good idea, given the pagan origins of Easter.

The Web site, AllAboutJesusChrist.org does a good job of discussing the resurrection of Christ.

There are a number of great online sermons about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Here are several that I recommend (look for the week of March 17, 2008):

Enduring Truth with Pastor Paul Sheppard

In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram

Have a blessed weekend by learning more about Christ and His resurrection.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Maundy Thursday (Maundy.com)/ Book: The Last Week

Hello everyone,

I thought I'd take the week off from blogging, but given that this is Holy Week-- as observed by Christians who observe the week leading up to the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ--I was compelled to use this week as a teachable moment and a witnessing opportunity. Churchyear.net has a nice breakdown of this week day by day.

I'm reading an interesting book called The Last Week: A Day-by-Day Account of Jesus's Final Week in Jerusalem by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan.

Today, I want to discuss Maundy Thursday. Never heard of Maundy Thursday before, or don't quite remember what it is? Check out http://www.maundy.com as the site does a good job of providing both the definition and historical background of Maundy Thursday.

Be blessed by telling someone about Maundy Thursday!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Monday, March 17, 2008

Vacation Week for Steve's Blog

Hello everyone,

I'm taking a break this week from the blog and spending some vacation time with my family.

If time permits this week, I will post new audio clips from my recent radio appearances on my YouTube.com page.

Have a blessed life by learning more about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Friday, March 14, 2008

New teen Christian book by Author, Victoria Christopher Murray

Christian novelist, Victoria Christopher Murray, was a guest on the radio program, Crosstalk Urban Style, yesterday on Heaven1580am.com.

Murray discussed her latest Christian book for teens, Diamond (The Divas), about four teen girls who form a gospel group. An excerpt from the online promotional material reads, "The Divine Divas. They're fifteen and they're fine, and they want to be the hottest, hippest new girl group to hit gospel music. First they'll have to win the team talent competition. But with looks, energy, and voices like theirs, they are sure they'll go right to the top."

The author pointed out during her interview that she wanted to create characters for teen girls that were hip and holy.

I enjoyed listening to the interview and was excited to order a copy of the book for my daughter as the book features African-American, Christian teens.

My wife has read several of Victoria Murray's Christian books for women, such as Joy, Temptation, and Truth Be Told and enjoyed them.

Murray has two well designed Web sites for her teen and adult Christian fiction, including a clever MySpace.com page by the fictional Diva characters.

Have a blessed weekend by supporting Christian authors--buy their books (especially Christian fiction) and spread the word!

Echoing something Ms Murray said during her interview, when you buy a Christian book, you are voting with your dollars and prayerfully, publishers will take notice and offer more books of this important genre.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Christian author, Sherryle Jackson: Soon and Very Soon

I met a fellow Christian author, Sherryle Jackson at a recent book fair and bought a copy of her new book, Soon and Very Soon. My wife quickly read it and thoroughly enjoyed Sherryle's book.

Here's a short blurb from the book cover,

"Everyone thought the ten month courtship and marriage between Willie Green, the strait-laced pastor of the traditional Harvest Baptist church, and Vanessa Morton, the dynamo preacher-pastor from the contemporary Mt. Pleasant Baptist church, was too soon. Neither pastor realized that after the nuptials, all heck would break loose as they planned to combine their respective churches."

Be sure to visit Sherryle's Web site, and support this Christian author by buying her book.

Have a blessed day by thanking God for making you!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What Christians Believe: Chuck Colson interview

Author Chuck Colson discussed his book, The Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It and Why It Matters in a two-part interview on the Focus on the Family radio broadcast on Monday and Tuesday, March 10-11, 2008. You can listen online at OnePlace.com and read more info about the guest at Family.org.

Have a blessed day by counting your blessings.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Monday, March 10, 2008

New Bookstore: Kingdom Living Bookstore

I want to thank fellow Christian author, Sherryle Jackson, author of Soon and Very Soon, for telling me about a new Christian bookstore in the Washington, DC area called Kingdom Living Bookstore.

Here are the details about the store: Owner: Irma N. McKnight Kingdom Living Bookstore and Publishing 301-292-9010 or 877-292-7733 www.kingdomlivingbookstore.com info@kingdomlivingbooks.com

Have a blessed day by thanking God for waking you up this morning!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Truths That Transform: Answering Skeptics of Christianity

Truths That Transform - the ministry of the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, 1930-2007, is running several of his sermons that address many of the questions skeptics pose about the Christian faith.

At OnePlace.com, you can listen to the archive of this series, beginning with Feb. 28, 2008, "Who Is This Jesus?" through the first week of March with messages entitled, "Are the Scriptures Reliable?" and "What Is God Like?"

I was able to hear one of the messages via radio this week, but will have to make time to listen to the series online very soon.

Have a blessed day by thanking the Lord for all that He has done for you!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Bible Experience -Audio Bible

I had an opportunity to listen to parts of Inspired By... The Bible Experience, which is an audio Bible voiced by African American actors and found it really compelling and quite moving.

The complete set, of both the Old and New Testament, can be quite expensive, but the publisher, Zondervan, makes this audio Bible available in parts and you can pay for downloads of individual books.

You can listen to audio excerpts and video clips of the actors at Zondervan's Bible Experience site: www.zondervan.com/tbe

Have a blessed day by telling someone about Christ!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Monday, March 3, 2008

Heaven1580AM Crosstalk Urban Style: Self-Publishing Discussion

Today, I'm scheduled to be one of the guests on Marsha Sumner's show, Crosstalk Urban Style on Heaven 1580 AM radio, Monday, March 3 at 11am Eastern Standard Time (EST). The topic will be "Self-Publishing."

If you live in the DC region, you can listen on the AM radio dial at 1580. If you live outside the DC area, or want to use the Internet, please go to www.Heaven1580AM.com.

Marsha Sumner's show airs Monday - Friday, 10am-1pm EST. Ms. Sumner invites listeners to call the show with comments or questions at 1-888-432-1580 or via email at marshasumner@heaven1580am.com

I hope you'll tune in and listen as we need to support this station, which has recently adopted a Christian-talk format--and tell a whole lotta other folks to listen to Heaven1580AM daily! The topic during the 11a.m. hour on Ms. Sumner show will be self-publishing.

I receive a lot of questions about the writing process and self-publishing from readers and have decided to offer tips, that have worked for me, at least once a week, on my personal blog at http://helmetofsalvation.blogspot.com/.

I may eventually start a new blog devoted solely to this topic, but for now, you can visit the link above to read my comments about writing for this week.

Host Marsha Sumner announced last week that she will interview Christian authors beyond the DC area. So, if you have a Christian book, please follow the submission guidelines on the Heaven1580am Web site, and prayerfully, you'll be selected to be interviewed by Ms. Sumner. She can do the interview via phone, or in the studio, if you can travel to the DC area at your own expense.

Hopefully, if selected, you can do an in-studio interview as Ms. Sumner is a warm and gracious Sister in Christ.

In closing, please pray for me as I prepare to be a guest on Ms. Sumner's show once again.

Be blessed today by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Friday, February 29, 2008

Heaven1580am Interview on Monday!

I'm scheduled to be a guest on Marsha Sumner's show, Crosstalk Urban Style on Heaven 1580 AM radio, Monday, March 3 at 11am Eastern Standard Time (EST). The topic will be "Self-Publishing."

If you live in the DC region, you can listen on the AM radio dial at 1580. If you live outside the DC area, or want to use the Internet, please go to www.Heaven1580AM.com.

Marsha Sumner's show airs Monday - Friday, 10am-1pm EST. Ms. Sumner invites listeners to call the show with comments or questions at 1-888-432-1580 or via email at marshasumner@heaven1580am.com

I hope you'll tune in and listen as we need to support this station, which has recently adopted a Christian-talk format--and tell a whole lotta other folks to listen to Heaven1580AM daily!

Please pray for me as prepare for the Monday radio opportunity.

Be blessed this weekend by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Video Clip of Heaven1580am Interview

I posted a video clip of my recent interview with Heaven1580am radio on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/StevenDKendall

I'll be a guest on Marsha Sumner's Crosstalk Urban Style radio show on Monday, March 3 at 11a.m. The topic will be self-publishing. You can listen online at www.Heaven1580am.com.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Living Word Network

I learned about Living Word Network from a visitor to this blog named Hafis. Hafis, thanks for suggesting this resource. Hafis posted a comment to my blog entry dated Jan. 23, 2008, when I wrote about StreamingFaith.com

Living Word Network lists itself as a the fastest growing Christian faith based portal. Visitors can sign up to become a free member and receive access to sermons, worship services, music and other items.

They also provide a Ministry On Demand Package to churches and other ministries to place sermons, worship services and media materials online. I couldn't find any prices for this service, but they give you the option of contacting them for further info.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Soul Sanctuary: Images of the African-American Worship Experience

Yesterday, on radio host Marsha Sumner's show, Crosstalk Urban Style, she interviewed Mr. Jason Miccolo Johnson, author of Soul Sanctuary: Images of the African-American Worship Experience

Take time to visit Mr. Johnson's Web site as he includes some of the beautiful, striking photographs from his book.

I recommend that you buy this book for both yourself and for your church.

Other News:
Marsha Sumner's show can be heard online at www.Heaven1580am.com.

I posted a video clip from my recent interview at Heaven1580am on my Web site: www.BibleStudyCafe.com

Today, I also blogged about the powerful testimony of Jamia Simone Nash, an 11 year old who performed on the recent Academy Awards telecast. You can read my comments on my personal blog: http://helmetofsalvation.blogspot.com/

Be blessed today by telling someone about Jesus and then bring them to church with you.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall
P.S.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Heaven 1580 Crosstalk UrbanStyle - Interview details

Thanks to everyone who listened to my interview on Heaven 1580am last Friday and for those who encouraged and prayed for me as well.

I thank radio host, Ms. Marsha Sumner, for providing me with the opportunity to share my ministry as a Christian author.

A special thanks to the two "Sister Whites," Alberta F. and Alberta M. , for spreading the word about the interview and my Web site to their Oakland Baptist Church family.

I hope to post video and audio clips from the Feb. 22 interview soon.

I've been graciously invited back to Ms. Marsha Sumner's show, Crosstalk Urban Style, for 11 a.m. EST, Monday, March 3, 2008. The topic will be self-publishing. If you live in the DC region, you can listen on the AM radio dial at 1580. If you live outside the DC area, or want to use the Internet, please go to www.Heaven1580AM.com.

I hope you'll tune in and listen to Heaven1580Am as we need to support this station, which has recently switched from all music to a Christian-talk format. Tell everyone you know to listen to Heaven1580AM daily!

In closing, I also want to recommend a series Chuck Swindoll began on Fri., Feb. 22, 2008 called Abiding in Christ, which continues today at OnePlace.com

I'm especially drawn to his message based on John 15:1-11, as it is the thematic Scripture for my church this year and contains important information about how we can maintain a relationship with Christ.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Friday, February 22, 2008

Heaven 1580AM Interview Today!

Today 's the Day! I was interviewed on Heaven 1580 AM radio today! I'll write more about the interview soon, but I must thank Ms. Marsha Sumner, host of Cross Talk Urban Style for providing the opportunity to share my ministry as a Christian author. Ms. Sumner invited me back to discuss self-publishing on Monday, March 3, 2008

If you live in the DC region, you can listen on the AM radio dial at 1580. If you live outside the DC area, or want to use the Internet, please go to www.Heaven1580AM.com.

I hope you'll tune in and listen as we need to support this station, which has recently switched from all music to a Christian-talk format. Tell everyone you know to listen to Heaven1580AM daily!

Have a blessed weekend by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Heaven 1580 AM interview tomorrow!

As I've stated several times this week, I'm preparing for an interview that will air on Heaven 1580 AM radio, this Friday, Feb. 22 at 10am Eastern Standard Time.

If you live in the DC region, you can listen on the AM radio dial at 1580. If you live outside the DC area, or want to use the Internet, please go to www.Heaven1580AM.com.

Ms. Marsha Sumner hosts a show called Cross Talk Urban Style during the 10am-1pm time period and usually interviews Christian authors during the 10am hour. Ms. Sumner invites listeners to call the show with comments or questions at 1-888-432-1580.

I hope you'll tune in and listen as we need to support this station, which has recently adopted a Christian-talk format--and tell a whole lotta other folks to listen to Heaven1580AM daily!

Please pray for me as prepare for the interview. Ice storms are in the forecast for my area tomorrow morning, so I'll leave extra early and pray the ice doesn't arrive, and if it does, I pray it doesn't cause me or anybody else problems!

Be blessed by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bible Answer Man on Yoga and Christianity

The Bible Answer Man radio program had an interesting interview with the editor of the Christian Research Journal about the danger of yoga being practiced by Christians.

You can find the Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 broadcast online at OnePlace.com.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

P.S.
Please pray for my safe travel Friday morning as ice and snow may be in the forecast prior to my interview on Heaven1580.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Christian Talk Radio: Heaven 1580AM

I'm preparing for an interview that will air on Heaven 1580 AM radio, this Friday, Feb. 22 at 10am Eastern Standard Time. You can listen online at www.Heaven1580AM.com.

Ms. Marsha Sumner hosts a show called Cross Talk Urban Style during the 10am-1pm time period and usually interviews Christian authors during the 10am hour.

I hope you'll tune in and listen!

I also recommend a series on marriage by Pastor Paul Sheppard, which began last week and continued this week.

Be blessed by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Monday, February 18, 2008

Happy Presidents' Day!

In the U.S. we observe Presidents' Day today and I plan to take the day off from blogging and other work to spend time with my daughters.

Today, I ask that you visit my archive of blog entries and I'll be back to blogging tomorrow.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about Jesus and spend time with your family!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Friday, February 15, 2008

Bible Study Friday: Acts 23:12-35

Today is Bible study Friday at my church, Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Lucius M. Dalton, continues his discussion of the New Testament Book of Acts, Chapter 23:12-35. You can read Pastor Dalton’s notes online at http://mtmoriah.suddenlaunch3.com/.

Have a blessed weekend by telling someone about what Jesus has done for you!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day Gift Idea

If you're looking for a Valentine's Day gift, we're offering a beautiful, full-color book of stunning pictures and romantic Scripture called Love Never Fails.


You can view excerpts and order online at: BibleStudyCafe.com

Have a blessed day telling someone that you love them and so does Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Steve's next Radio Interview: Heaven 1580AM on Feb. 22

Hello everybody!

I got up at the crack of dawn to vote with my wife this morning. When it's time to vote in your neck of the woods, please do so!

Ms. Marsha Sumner, one of the wonderful radio hosts of Heaven 1580AM radio will interview me on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at 10 a.m as part of her program called Cross Talk/Urban Style. Ms. Sumner program can be heard Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

I'll have more details about this interview and other upcoming book tour events, but until that time, please visit my updated site for further info: BibleStudyCafe.com

Be blessed by voting and telling someone about Jesus while standing in line!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Monday, February 11, 2008

PBS Frontline Program: The Mormons

PBS is airing a repeat broadcast of their two-part program called, The Mormons, on many of their stations this week. You can also watch the program online at PBS.org.

I highly recommend that you view this program, especially if you don't know much about the Mormon faith also known as
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints .

Mormons, like former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, claim they are Christians, but when one truly learns how they define their faith, it becomes clear that they do not worship Jesus.
The CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS & RESEARCH MINISTRY (CARM) site does a good job of summarizing Mormon beliefs. For example, Mormons believe the following...
  • That God was once a man from a planet called Kolob
  • Satan is the brother of Jesus
  • The Book of Mormon (their addition to the Bible) is more correct than the Bible
  • Each president of their church is a prophet
  • Their church is the only true church. All other forms of Christianity are an abomination
  • The list goes on and on. I urge you to visit the CARM site for the full list

Do you recall Mitt Romney discussing any of the above? Nope? That's because he didn't. A number of people who voted for him had no idea what he believed in and just assumed he was a Christian--just because he said so.

It is important in this era of New Age religions/cults for believers to ask others to clearly define what they believe.

Be blessed today by telling someone about what Jesus has done for you!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Friday, February 8, 2008

Bible Study Friday: Acts 22:17-30

Today is Bible study Friday at my church, Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Lucius M. Dalton, continues his discussion of the New Testament Book of Acts, Chapter 22:17-30. You can read Pastor Dalton’s notes online at http://mtmoriah.suddenlaunch3.com/.

Have a blessed weekend by telling someone about what Jesus has done for you!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Thursday, February 7, 2008

EvangelismCoach.org February Book Giveway

One of my favorite sites, EvangelismCoach.org is offering a book giveway this month.

February's book is author Nick Pollard’s Evangelism Made Slightly Less Difficult: How to Interest People who Aren’t Already Interested.

All you have to do is signup for the monthly EvangelismCoach.org newsletter during February for your chance at getting this book for free. You can unsubscribe at any time. New sign-ups only.

You can find complete details about this great opportunity at: http://www.evangelismcoach.org/2008/02/february-book-giveaway

Have a blessed day by telling someone about Jesus.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About the Bible

I recently bought author J. Stephen Lang's book, 1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About the Bible, But Never Thought to Ask as a gift for my wife and I've become a real fan of the book. I especially like Lang's chapter called History, from Papyrus to the Present.

J. Stephen Lang has written over 16 other books of trivia and Bible facts and I look forward to buying more of his titles.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Blog: What I Learned Teaching Sunday School

Nancy, a blogger from North Carolina, has an interesting blog called What I Learned Teaching Sunday School

As a fellow Sunday School teacher, I was drawn to her blog and like what I see thus far as her lessons are brief, well researched and written in an easy to understand fashion suitable for everyone.

Nancy also has links to various online stores she's created including an chronicle of her efforts to start an online store.

Have a blessed day everybody by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steve Kendall

Monday, February 4, 2008

Edward Gilbreath's Reconciliation Blog

I don't remember how I stumbled upon Reconciliation Blog, the blog of journalist Edward Gilbreath, but I'm sure glad I did!

I'm a bit under the weather today, but really look forward to reading Mr. Gilbreath's blog entries and his latest book, Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical's Inside View of White Christianity

Given that I'm a bit mentally foggy this morning, and can't wait to get back into bed and get some sleep, I'll be lazy and just quote Ed's bio from his Web site, www.edgilbreath.com:

"Edward Gilbreath is director of editorial for Urban Ministries, Inc., a national publishing and communications company based in Chicago. He formerly was the editor of Today’s Christian magazine and currently continues as an editor at large for Christianity Today."

I printed out several of Mr. Gilbreath's articles to read while recovering in bed today including his Jan. 2007 article, Exit Interviews: Why blacks are leaving evangelical ministries.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about what Jesus has done for you!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall
P.S.
Congrats to the Giants for winning the Super Bowl and for beating the nemesis of my Colts, the Patriots!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Bible Study Friday: Acts 22 continued

Today is Bible study Friday at my church, Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Lucius M. Dalton, continues his discussion of the New Testament Book of Acts, Chapter 22. You can read Pastor Dalton’s notes online at http://mtmoriah.suddenlaunch3.com/.

Have a blessed weekend by telling someone about what Jesus has done for you!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Clayton Perry's review of A.R. Bernard 's new book

Clayton Perry, founder of The Nubiano Project, an online forum which covers politics, entertainment, and cultural issues, recently reviewed preacher A.R. Bernard's new book, Happiness Is... Simple Steps to a Life of Joy for BlogCritics.org.

I'm glad Clayton brought his review to my attention as it is well written and rich with detail. I rely on reviews before making a decision about what to read or watch as my time is limited. What I like most about Clayton Perry's review is that he provides ample quotes from the book.

I've had an opportunity to listen to A.R. Bernard a few times and like what I hear, yet I'm a bit reluctant to fully embrace his sermons until I've read his book and done more research about him.

Some of the criticisms I've read online suggest he's devoted to the idea of Prosperity Gospel, but I'm going to judge his preaching for myself to see if it's Biblical sound and if the Kerygma, (the birth, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ), is the overall foundation of his teaching.

I must admit that I learned a great deal about the whole notion of General Revelation from A.R. Bernard's teaching series entitled, "Maximizing Your Value." You can read a detailed article about General Revelation at Equip.org.

General Revelation is the concept that God discloses himself to mankind through His creation (nature, the universe) as pointed out in Romans 1:18-20. And as Paul points out in Romans 1:20, because God has made Himself known in a general way through nature, man has no excuse not to be aware of the presence of God.

Further, as Scripture tells us, it is only through Jesus Christ that we have a relationship with God and therefore have salvation. Knowing about God is not enough, one must "know God," and have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus. A few key scripture passages one can read regarding the nature and role of Christ is our lives are: John 3:16, Colossians 1:15-20, Romans 10:9–13 and Dr. Charles Stanley has two good articles on Salvation and The Need for Salvation.

You can read my previous posts about A.R. Bernard from and Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, 2008.

Also, be sure to check out Clayton Perry's site The Nubiano Project. Mr. Perry has a wide variety of articles and resources one can use.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Americans of Faith: A Forum on Faith & Politics

OnePlace.com will hold an online discussion of faith and politics today at 2pm Pacific Time and 5pm Eastern.

Presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, will be one of the featured speakers.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Valentine's Day Book that Spreads the Gospel

I'm building a store online to sell my Christian-themed books and wanted to give you a sneak peak before the site launches.

You can view my bookstore online at: http://stores.lulu.com/SteveKendall

If you're looking for a Valentine's Day gift, we're offering a beautiful, full-color book of stunning pictures and romantic scriptures called Love Never Fails.

Have a blessed day telling someone that you love them and so does Jesus!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Monday, January 28, 2008

ScriptureTea.com: A Refreshing Way to Spread the Gospel

Over the weekend my church kicked off a new Bible study series based on Coach Tony Dungy's book, Quiet Strength. One of the items my church distributed as a gift was a Scripture Tea bag.

I enjoy a cup of tea from time to time and thought the idea of placing scripture on a tea bag wrapper was a great way to spread the Gospel message.

These tea bags were created by Eileen Hadaway and are sold in some stores, but primarily from her Web site: www.ScriptureTea.com

On her site, Ms. Hadaway gives God the glory and credit for the product, "Scripture Tea is not about us, but about God. I have always kept myself in the background because I haven't done anything great. I was just carrying out the Lord's great idea."

I'll be sure to order boxes of Scripture Tea as gifts very soon.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about what Jesus has done for you!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Friday, January 25, 2008

Bible Study Friday: Acts, Chap. 22

Today is Bible study Friday at my church, Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Lucius M. Dalton, is currently discussing the New Testament Book of Acts, Chapter 22. You can read Pastor Dalton’s notes online at http://mtmoriah.suddenlaunch3.com/.

Have a blessed weekend by telling someone about what Jesus has done for you!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Thursday, January 24, 2008

ShareYourStoryNow.org: Bible Impact Stories

The American Bible Society has a ministry Web site called ShareYourStoryNow.org which encourages visitors to write or upload a video of their brief testimony on how the Bible has impacted their lives.

The site requests the following:

How has the Bible impacted your life? We’d love to hear about:

  • your favorite Bible verse (or life verse) and why it’s your favorite
  • a verse you read recently and what you learned from it
  • a verse that helped you through a difficult time
  • another way the Bible has impacted your life
You can also subscribe to a monthly newsletter that provides encouraging stories of lives changed by God's Holy Word.


Be blessed today by sharing your story!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

StreamingFaith.com: Largest Online Faith-Based Portal

I recently subscribed to a weekly devotional, delivered via email by StreamingFaith.com.

StreamingFaith.com has a wide variety of video and audio resources from several ministries.

On their "About" page, Streaming Faith describes itself as, "The world's largest provider of Internet broadcast services to faith-based organizations."

I'll have to explore the site and read more of the devotionals to form a sound opinion, but from what I've seen thus far, it appears to be a site worth visiting.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about what Jesus has done for you.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dr. Charles Stanley: Investing in Eternity

Dr. Charles Stanley aired a sermon on Sunday that really inspired me, called "Investing in Eternity".

Dr. Stanley used Matthew 28:16-20, often referred to the "Great Commission," a passage where Jesus instructs his disciples and all of us to tell others about Jesus and call them to become disciples.

In the message, Dr. Stanley made a good point that many people don't really know who Jesus is, and therefore don't understand Him. They may have an impression of Jesus based on faulty assumptions. It is our responsibility, once saved, to tell others about Jesus. We don't have to do this alone, said Dr. Stanley, as the Holy Spirit is available to help us say the right things.

Stanley also pointed out that we don't need special technology to spread the Gospel as word of mouth is typically used to tell others about Christ. I agree with his point, but value the Internet as I hope to use it as a tool to spread the Gospel to the uttermost parts of the world just as Jesus told us to do as recorded in Acts 1:4-8.

An outline of Dr. Stanley's sermon can be found online at his InTouch.org site as well as a Bible study lesson on the topic and you can listen (Jan. 21-22) or watch his Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 sermon as well.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about what Jesus has done for you.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Monday, January 21, 2008

Dr. King: The Most Segregated Hour-- Sunday, 11 A.M.

In honor of the U.S. observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, I want to call attention to something Dr. King said after a 1963 speech at Western Michigan University: During a question and answer session with the University President, Miller, Dr. King was asked, "Don't you feel that integration can only be started and realized in the Christian church...?"

Dr. King's response in part was,

"We must face the fact that in America, the church is still the most segregated major institution in America. At 11:00 on Sunday morning when we stand and sing and Christ has no east or west, we stand at the most segregated hour in this nation. This is tragic. Nobody of honesty can overlook this."

I believe Dr. King's statement rings true over 40 years later.

I was reminded of this fact while watching a story ABC News ran on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, about a small, predominently Black church, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Coshocton, Ohio, that decided to close its doors at once a month or so and visit a majority white church.

I applaud ABC News for doing a story on this topic and I especially praise Pastor Cliff Biggers and his flock at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church for leading the way with this effort.

Rev. Biggers is calling for a nationwide effort for at least 1,000 churches to visit each other on June 29, 2008.

You can view this ABC News story at: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4163537&affil=wjla

A story about Rev. Biggers and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church can also be found online with the ZanesvilleTimesRecorder.com

There are a vast number of sites where you can read more about Dr. King. I like the biographical sketch and timeline of Dr. King's life posted by the Louisiana State University Library.

MLKDay.gov is also a good site to visit for more information on ways one can honor Dr. King's legacy.

*I also highly recommend an article from the Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 Washington Post, entitled, "The Moment That Carried This Day." In this story, writer Allison Silberberg provides a wonderful, behind-the-scenes personal account about how the Dr. King holiday came to be. Ms. Silberberg was recently a consultant on the fantastic TV program, The Jewish Americans, a multi-part series currently airing on PBS. I plan to buy the DVD of this program someday soon.

Be blessed today by learning more about Dr. King and telling others about Jesus.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Friday, January 18, 2008

Bible Study Friday: Acts, Chap. 21:31-40

Today is Bible study Friday at my church, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Lucius M. Dalton, recently discussed the New Testament Book of Acts, Chapter 21, verses 31-40. You can read Pastor Dalton’s notes online at http://mtmoriah.suddenlaunch3.com/.

Have a blessed weekend by telling someone about what Jesus has done for you!

Your Brother in Christ, Steven Kendall

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Parenting: Enjoying the Process with Dr. Kevin Leman

Focus of the Family is airing a three-part program, Jan. 16-18, 2008, featuring Dr. Kevin Leman, who is a family psychologist, as well as a radio and TV personality. Dr. Leman is the author of several books including, The Birth Order Book and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours.

I listened to the Wednesday program and found Dr. Leman to be Bible based, humorous and very practical in his approach to parenting. One tip that I'll try: When a two or three year old refuses to budge when you call them, try calling them, then walk backwards and they'll usually come to you.

On today's program, Dr. Leman addresses how to handle unruly teens, among other topics.

Dr. Leman will be holding a live chat online from 1:30-3pm Eastern Standard Time today, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.

Be blessed today by spending time reading the Bible.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

FamilyLife.org: Something for everyone

FamilyLife.org is a site I'll have to explore a bit more as it contains a variety of articles and resources for Christians with regard to marriage, singles, parenting and other issues of interest to Christians.

You can also subscribe via email to several e-newsletters from FamilyLife.com including weekly tips for romancing your husband or wife--I'll be sure to sign up as I always want to keep the romance in my marriage because my wife is a fantastic, Christian woman!

Be blessed by telling someone about what Jesus has done for you.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Bible Answer Man: Mormonism Week

If you don't know much about Mormons and what they believe, I urge you to tune into the Bible Answer Man show this week as host Hank Hanegraaff will feature a week long discussion of Mormonism.

You can find more info at Hank's site, equip.org, or listen online at OnePlace.com

Hank has a number of free articles on his site about Mormonism that are must reads.

By listening to the Bible Answer Man and reading some of Hank's articles, you'll soon find that Mormons DO NOT define Jesus and God the same way that Christians do and are therefore not Christians. For example, Hank points out in his article, Mormons--Can they Be Considered Christians,

"...the reality is that Mormons believe in a Jesus vastly different than the Jesus of the Bible. You see, Mormonism teaches that Jesus is just one of countless other gods--a belief known as polytheism."
In another article, "What is Mormonism," Hank Hanegraaf writes,
"Contrary to biblical teachings they also believe in more than one God, that God is a literal man, that men can become gods, that Jesus was the spirit brother of Lucifer, not to mention salvation by works and not by grace."
I urge you to learn more about Mormonism as its leaders, including Mormon Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, seek to play down the differences between their cult and true Christianity. Romney says he believes in Jesus and accepts Jesus as his savior, but the Jesus of Mormonism is not the Jesus in the Bible that Christians believe in.

You may also want to read a ChristianityToday.com article about a Mormon scholar that Hank mentions on his show, Thomas Murphy, who argued that DNA testing disproves Mormon history and therefore the Book of Mormon, the foundation of their faith. Here's an excerpt from this article:

"The Book of Mormon details migrations of Israelites to the Western Hemisphere more than 4,200 years ago. According to the book, some of the people were Lamanites, cursed with dark skin because of sin. The current introduction to the Book of Mormon claims that Lamanites were ancestors of American Indians."

Murphy concluded, 'dna research lends no support to traditional Mormon beliefs about the origins of Native Americans.'"

Be blessed today by telling others about what Jesus has done for you.

Your Brother In Christ,

Steven Kendall

Monday, January 14, 2008

BibleStudy.org: Timeline of Paul's Life

I found an interesting timeline of the apostle Paul's life at BibleStudy.org.

I must admit that I came to this specific page through a Google search for info about Paul's life. I found the first page of the site difficult to navigate as links to topics are placed in a middle column, which one has to read carefully and scroll down to see everything. A column on the right is labeled Special Bible Studies, which is a better way of highlighting specific material.

In terms of navigation, I empathize with the owner of the site as I'm building a Web site, with many topics, that will require clean, easy to read links to specific categories.

I will continue to explore this site as it seems to hold great promise.

Have a blessed day by telling someone about Jesus.

Steven Kendall

Friday, January 11, 2008

Charles Stanley: God’s Call to Genuine Repentance

A wonderful Christian woman from my church family, Sis. Williams, told our recent Young Adult Sunday School class about the Charles Stanley broadcast from Sunday, Jan. 5, 2008 called "God’s Call to Genuine Repentance."

The broadcast was from Dr. Stanley's InTouch Ministries one of my favorite ministries as Dr. Stanley makes a lot of his material available for free online including sermon outlines and an archive of television and radio sermons.

The sermon outline for Dr. Stanley's discussion of repentance covers, "Two types of people need to repent: a) those professing to be Christian but whose lifestyle doesn’t change, and b) believers who commit the same sin repeatedly."

You can also watch the sermon online--look in the archives page for Sunday, Jan. 8, 2008.

You can listen to the message from the InTouch Web site by looking for Jan. 7 and 8, 2008 in the audio archives.

Dr. Stanley has also posted his "Life Principles Notes" about this message.

I thank Sis. Williams for sharing this resource--and I look forward to sharing her Life Principles Bible from Dr. Stanley in our Sunday School class real soon! : )

Have a great weekend everybody by telling someone about Jesus.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall