Is it Wrong to Cuss?

In a society increasingly more free in its expression, it is natural to wonder whether or not it is actually wrong to cuss. After all, one might wonder about the origin of the list of “bad” words, and discover that list is quite subjective and even...

Intro to Communicating Basic Biblical Truth (Slides)

In a Calvary University assembly on 2/20/2017, Dr. Christopher Cone discusses some straightforward principles about communicating Biblical truth, including: who should communicate Biblical truth, why it is so important, what is the content of good Biblical...

Principles of Teaching: The key to effective illustrating

Every good craftsman has a toolbox – perhaps more than one. When there is a job to be done, a skilled craftsman does not assess the job primarily based on what tools can be used to get the job done. Instead, the focus is on what tools are needed in order to get the...

Priority in Communicating to Mixed Audiences in a Church Setting

In any number of settings, a Bible communicator will not be aware of the spiritual/positional status of the listeners. In fact, only the Lord has the capacity to truly understand what is in the heart of man (1 Cor 4:5). Consequently, while we do observe a clear...

3 Ways to Understand and Communicate the Gospel

Sometimes it seems difficult to communicate the love of Christ to others. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer weight of Biblical data and become tongue-tied when trying to share how one can know Christ. Here are three ways to share God’s plan for salvation...

What B.B. King Taught Me About Public Speaking

As an aspiring guitarist I would devour every bit of information I could get my hands on, and I listened to anyone who had skill beyond my own. I remember reading about an accomplished guitarist recounting how he had learned to tastefully play blues guitar. He...

Why Social Media Makes Us Unhappy

  A recent study from the University of Michigan showed that “Facebook use actually predicts declines in a user’s well-being.” While the study quantifies that Facebook use in young adults “may undermine” well being, the study doesn’t go so far as to attempt to explain...

Should My Blog Allow Comments?

Comments allow readers to be challenged further by engaging and synthesizing complementary and opposing views. Allowing comments aids greatly in the development of a readership community.  Readers have opportunity, by their comments, to participate in the discussion...