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: http://andersonspeaks.com/)

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.
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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.
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To Listen to/Watch Dr. Anderson’s Sermon:

1. Go to: http://www.bcctv.org/

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: http://www.bcctv.org/content/7-day-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 http://www.tonyevans.org/
  Back to the Bible http://www.backtothebible.org/
  Cherrydale Baptist Church http://www.cherrydale.org/

  Dr. Lucius M. Dalton, Senior Pastor Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Washington, DC http://mountmoriahchurch.org/-Mt. 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 http://www.excellentliving.org/

  Faith In Practice with A.R. Bernard http://cccinfo.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=175022&seriesId=18181
  First Baptist Church of Highland Park Maryland
Rev. Dr. Henry P. Davis III, Pastor http://www.fbhp.org/

  Insight For Living The Bible-Teaching Ministry of Charles R. Swindoll http://www.insight.org/
  In Touch Ministries http://intouch.org/

  Mount Zion Baptist Church http://www.mountzionbaptist.com/
  Now Faith Be Whole Ministries http://onewayunitedchurch.net/.
  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 http://www.thepraisemovement.com/

  Thru the Bible with Dr. J. Vernon McGee http://www.ttb.org/

Something Good Radio
http://www.somethinggoodradio.org/

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.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tebow's 316 day


From the LA Times:
John 3:16 message delivered by Tim Tebow's arm

I also heard on ESPN that the rating for the last quarter hour of the Broncos game was 3.16