I “surprised” my dean two weeks when I had the opportunity to preach at our college chapel and actually preached on the New Testament! 🙂 My text for the morning was 2 Corinthians 12:1-10. My illustrations were of a personal nature as I shared my continual journey with Trigeminal Neuralgia and the grace of God. To access the MP3 follow this link: http://www.bbc.edu/chapel.asp and look for Week of February 11-15, 2013 Thursday. Let me know how you think an OT guy dealt with the NT. 🙂
A somewhat strange mixing of my worlds happened yesterday. My neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, who is managing my Trigeminal Neuralgia, was the keynote speaker at the Fellowship Foundation National Prayer Breakfast on February 7, 2013. President and Mrs. Obama and the Vice president were in attendance. He began his speech with readings from Proverbs, and 2 Chronicles. Besides addressing education and our health care system, he recognized the complexities of our current tax system. In its place he advocated for a fair tax system using the biblical “tithe” (i.e. 10%) as a principle. According to Carson, this is a fair tax system since it comes from God who is the “fairest individual in the universe.” While I may point out to the doctor next time we are together that the OT tithe was closer to 30%, his point of a flat tax cannot be missed–even with President Obama only two seats away! Carson is a man of courage and biblical convictions. The video (here) is worth the time.