Category Archives: Podcast

Rough audio of the John Williamson Nevin’s introduction to “The Mystical Presence”

The Mystical Presence: A Vindication of the Reformed or Calvinistic Doctrine of the Holy Eucharist


This was done in one sitting without corrections. I’ll need to improve the sound and find a way to do some editing before I read the whole book.

New Podcast: “Marriage is Dying”

The adult Sunday School class has been going through A Great Mystery by Peter Leithart (Canon | Amazon | Barnes & Noble). Last Sunday I “taught on” (more like a free verse interpretation inspired by some elements in the chapter) chapter 8, “Marriage is dying.” You can read it here.


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I hope you find some helpful material in it. I can assure you that, if you are single, there is still a lot that I said that would apply to your life as well.

On the other hand, if you have been reading my posts on Proverbs, much of this will sound familiar.

Proverbs sermon (3.1-15)

I preached this Sunday (2-6-2011):

Wisdom Sermon

If you want to get around the flash player and download this, open up a window or tab and copy the following URL:

Then you can “save page as” and it should download to your hard drive.

A couple of oddities. I couldn’t find my ESV pulpit Bible so I used my NASB. But my notes are from the ESV. So the initial reading is slightly different.

Also, at some points the pipes started banging for some reason. Sounded like someone outside with a hammer (due to icy conditions we were not meeting in the usual sanctuary.

I recorded the sermon with a portable mp3 recorder that was put on the pulpit for me. The file was compressed so that it could be emailed to me. Not the best quality but sufficient, I think.

Seeing Ascension: A Sermon on Ephesians 1.15-23

A few weeks ago we had most of our pastoral staff out of town and then the one staff minister left got seriously ill.  Saturday night I found out I was preaching.

The sermon he was planning to preach was on the resurrection and I didn’t want to have to change the Scripture readings that late.

So I preached on Ephesians 1.15-23.  I had preached on it before and thought I could simply reuse it.  But I didn’t like my notes very much and changed much of it (it was also way too long, I thought).  Anyway, this was the result.

Here’s the text of the reading with the sermon text proper in bold:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

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