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1184 SE - Devotional from the Torah 3 01/07/2018 W. Mark Lanier 1-7-18 Mark began the new year with some Torah Devotionals, from the Old Testament books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. He showed how Psalm 96:1-2 and Psalm 119:97 show the love of the Hebrew people for the Torah or law. Mark shared devotions based on these passages: Genesis 1:1-2  May God fill and fill this Year; Genesis 7:24-8:1 God is an action God. Exodus 35:5, 21 Everything belongs to God; and Exodus 35:30-33 God has called you by name. Listen to Mark share why we should meditate daily on teachings from the Torah.  0
499 Website Usage - Mar 2008 02/14/2007 Taylor 32
500 SE- Missions At Champion Forest - June 2008 02/14/2007 Riling 31
501 SE- Hebrews: An Interview With Edward Fudge 10/30/2009 Fudge 30
502 SE- Christmas - 2009 12/28/2009 Lanier 29
503 SE- Psalms 139 02/09/2010 Lanier 28
504 SE- Psalms 40 02/17/2010 W. Mark Lanier 27
1073 SE- Highlights from Psalms for Living 4 12/04/2016 W. Mark Lanier Mark Lanier teacher. These interludes during Mark's series "Why I'm Not...." are based upon Mark's New Book "Psalms for Living" published by Baylor Press. Subject: Series Special Event during Why I’m Not… a new series explaining why Mark is not a atheist, a agnostic, or a etc. etc. Location: Champion Forest Baptist Church 17
520 SE- The Divine Rescue: An Interview with Edward Fudge 05/18/2010 W. Mark Lanier & Edward Fudge Join Mark Lanier as he conducts a warm and gracious interview with Edward Fudge, author of "The Divine Rescue." "The Divine Rescue" is the story of a perfect world gone astray, and of the God who stops at nothing to rescue that world and the people who inhabit it. This book is for anyone, from seeker to scholar, who has ever wept for a broken world, who has tasted pain and passion as a partner in the human plight, who has glimpsed a glory as yet unfulfilled and sensed that there is more to come. 26
566 SE- A Week in the Life... 10/22/2010 Leadership Team 25
582 SE-Christmas History - 2010 12/18/2010 W. Mark Lanier 24
665 SE- Thanksgiving 2011 - Contentment 11/27/2011 Stephen Trammell 23
668 SE- The Christmas Challenge - 2011 12/18/2011 W. Mark Lanier 22
879 SE- Christianity on Trial 06/01/2014 W. Mark Lanier 21
1034 SE- Highlights from Psalms for Living 1 09/04/2016 W. Mark Lanier These interludes during Mark's series "Why I'm Not...." are based upon Mark's New Book "Psalms for Living" published by Baylor Press. Subject: Series Special Event during Why I’m Not… a new series explaining why Mark is not a atheist, a agnostic, or a etc. etc. Location: Champion Forest Baptist Church 20
1036 SE- Highlights from Psalms for Living 2 10/30/2016 W. Mark Lanier These interludes during Mark's series "Why I'm Not...." are based upon Mark's New Book "Psalms for Living" published by Baylor Press. Subject: Series Special Event during Why I’m Not… a new series explaining why Mark is not a atheist, a agnostic, or a etc. etc. Location: Champion Forest Baptist Church 19
1037 SE- Highlights from Psalms for Living 3 11/13/2016 W. Mark Lanier These interludes during Mark's series "Why I'm Not...." are based upon Mark's New Book "Psalms for Living" published by Baylor Press. Subject: Series Special Event during Why I’m Not… a new series explaining why Mark is not a atheist, a agnostic, or a etc. etc. Location: Champion Forest Baptist Church 18
1075 SE- Christmas and Carols 12/18/2016 W. Mark Lanier This SPECIAL EVENT about CHRISTMAS AND CAROLS is during Mark's series "Why I'm Not...." Subject: Series Special Event during Why I’m Not… a new series explaining why Mark is not a atheist, a agnostic, or a etc. etc. Location: Champion Forest Baptist Church 16
1082 SE- The Trinity: Dr. Stephen Bullivant Interview 01/15/2017 W. Mark Lanier Mark interviews author and professor Stephen Bullivant who is the professor of theology and sociology at Saint Mary’s University in Twickenham London. Professor Bullivant discusses his teachings and inspiration on the trinity, the very heart of the Christian message. Listen to Professor Bullivant define and explain one God Who is in three Persons. “The trinity is not God wearing three masks.” 15
1086 SE- C. S. Lewis, Science, and Faith - Dr. Alister McGrath Interview 02/05/2017 W. Mark Lanier

This week’s Biblical Literacy class features a Q & A with Professor Alister McGrath, renowned theologian and scientist. Mark begins by giving listeners insight into Professor McGrath’s personal life. McGrath was an atheist in his teens but became a Christian in college. Listen to how he abandoned atheism and embraced Christianity then went on to obtain a second and third doctorate. Among Professor McGrath’s 40 published books, his favorite is his C. S. Lewis biography.

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1089 SE- According to Mark - Dr. David Capes 03/05/2017 David B. Capes

Professor David B. Capes of the Houston Graduate School of Theology discusses the Book of Mark. This second Gospel provides us with a scripted invitation of knowing Jesus' ministry. Professor Capes teaches on the fulfillment of prophecy, especially through John the Baptist, as Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament promises. 

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1092 SE- His Kingdom Come- An Interview with N. T. Wright 03/26/2017 W. Mark Lanier Mark interviews N. T. Wright, a leading British New Testament scholar and retired Anglican bishop. The author of numerous books and article, Wright answers Lanier questions, in a warm and engaging conversation that is both revealing and questioning.  11
1100 SE- David Capes, Paul Surprises Along the Way 05/21/2017 David Capes 12
1102 SE- Brent Johnson Gospel Applied on the Mission Field 06/04/2017 Brent Johnson 9
1108 SE- Devotionals from the Torah 1 07/23/2017 W. Mark Lanier

Mark took a break from his series "Paul, a Legal Case Study," to discuss devotions from the Jewish Bible. TaNaKh is the Hebrew word for Old Testament. Each letter stand for a section of Scripture: Torah (the Law), Nevi’im (the Prophets), and Ketuvi (the Writings) Listen to Mark share a few devotionals planned for an upcoming book of devotions that will correspond to the yearly reading of the Torah.

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1109 SE- Biblical Literacy Philosophy of Ministry and Missions 07/30/2017 Missional Class 7
1111 SE- Devotionals from the Torah 2 08/13/2017 W. Mark Lanier

Mark taught Round Two of why he’s writing devotions based on the Torah, the first five books of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). He began with a review from the previous week showing how the Tanakh is divided into three divisions. He then moved on to share devotions from Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Listen to Mark teach from Genesis about Jacob’s journey to God beginning with the deception of his birthright, flight to safety, wrestling with God, and God giving him a new name of Israel. But God never tells Jacob His name. God is God, and that’s enough. Listen to Mark as he shares what God has stirred up in him while writing the Torah devotions.

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1116 SE- Paul in Athens, Acts 17 07/09/2017 Scott Riling Learn what Paul’s message, as noted in Acts 17, meant to the Athenians, especially the Stoics and Epicureans. Although technologies may have changed over the years, ideas haven’t so much. Paul made three main points…1. God created the world, 2. God created man and man needs God, & 3. Man’s attempts to represent God with idols is foolishness. Paul goes on to quote from their own poets, being a master of communicating within the current context of his audience. Listen to Scott Riling share how God has given the ministry of reconciliation to all believers and be encouraged and confident in what you believe so you can share the truth with others person to person, as Paul did. 5
1118 SE- Dr. Tremper Longman Interview 09/17/2017 W. Mark Lanier and Dr. Tremper Longman Mark Lanier interviewed Dr. Tremper Longman, one of the world’s authorities on the Old Testament, and honed in on questions about the Old Testament image of God as a “warrior God” who instructs Israel to slaughter large groups of people. This is an important dialogue as it is a challenging part of understanding God and His character. It seems at odds with the God we see in Jesus. 4
1136 SE- Jesus said Follow Me 09/24/2017 Scott Riling Today’s lesson focused on Following Jesus. Scott Riling spoke about Mark’s heart for others to have a spiritual passion for Jesus Christ. He taught about following Jesus, His ability to engage others through authority, humor, and love by having a personal relationship with all who call on His name. Following Jesus means a unique and unlimited Lord who is with us forever. Jesus is the goal of our faith, our greatest love and devotion. 3
1165 SE - John Piper Interview 11/12/2017 Mark Lanier 1
1166 SE - Missions 11/19/2017 0
1174 SE- Rabbi Michael Vowell from Congregation Beth Messiah, teaches on Jonah. 12/10/2017 Rabbi Michael Vowell 0
1185 SE- Your Place At The Table 01/14/2018 Pastor Scott Riling Scott Riling shares from Luke’s account about the Last Supper and how we have a place at the table. See how Jesus selected the 12 apostles from many followers that had accompanied him during his brief time of ministry on earth. We can identify with the flawed and imperfect apostles that came from different backgrounds and served different roles. All were sinners yet found hope in Jesus the Messiah and were ultimately sent out to change the world. Even though Jesus knew what Judas Iscariot would do, he had a place at the table with Jesus, and so do we.   2
1186 SE - Devotional from the Torah 4 01/21/2018 Mark Lanier 0
1198 SE - Interview - Dr. Andrew MacIntosh 02/25/2018 W. Mark Lanier Mark interviewed Professor Andrew Macintosh of St John’s College, Cambridge University England as guest speaker. He is one of the world’s leading authorities of Hebrew and has written a commentary on Hosea. Listen to Professor Macintosh’s insightful and sometimes humorous responses and comments to Mark’s questions.   0
1200 SE - Rabbi Michael Vowell: Names of God 03/11/2018 Rabbi Michael Vowell Today Rabbi Michael Vowell taught the Biblical Literacy Class about the importance of understanding the names of God. Rabbi Vowell provides insight of who God is by studying the meaning of His names, giving us confidence of who our God, Adonai, is in our lives. Through the depth of this study, Rabbi Vowell reveals God's uniqueness, presence, and blessings. Listen to Rabbi Vowell expound on the names of God and examples, past and present, of how Adonai is on our side. 0
1201 SE - Devotional from the Torah 5 03/18/2018 W. Mark Lanier Mark focused his class on the subject matter of his upcoming Torah devotional book. Mark’s devotional follows the plan many Jewish people use when reading the Torah. Psalms: looking to have our soul revived. The assurance of the psalms that the Law will make us wise. Inspired by God. 0
1202 SE - Devotional from the Torah 6 03/25/2018 W. Mark Lanier Mark ended his Torah devotions lessons including a focus on Psalm 119: 97  "Oh how I love your law. It is my mediation all the day.” and asking the question - Why did God give the law?  1. Society needed it. 2. Express God in theology 3. Die under the weight of the law and see Jesus our Savior. Our God requires perfection. Listen to Mark teach how we are in need of a Savior as he expands on three final devotions from Deuteronomy. 0
1203 SE - Devotional from the Torah 7 04/08/2018 Mark Lanier 0
1218 SE- The Long and Winding Road : Worship 06/03/2018 Brent Johnson

Have you ever wonder why we worship God? And what does it really mean to worship? Pastor Brent Johnson explores these questions and shows us how worship has changed through the history of the Bible. He will lead us from the inception of worship to today. Join us with a humble and open heart as we learn how to truly worship God.

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1232 SE Q&A Interview Vicar Melvin Tinker 07/08/2018 W. Mark Lanier and Vicar Melvin Tinker This week Mark interviewed Vicar Melvin Tinker from St. John Newland in Hull, England, a frequent guest of the Biblical Literacy class. Vicar Tinker didn't grow up in a Christian home. His first encounter with Christians was at age 16. This began a spiritual journey, and he became a Christian in his late teens. He met his wife while attending Hull University. Later he did his graduate work at Oxford. Vicar Tinker became an ordained minister of the Anglican church and currently serves his evangelical congregation in Hull, England where he also continues to write theological books. Listen to Vicar Tinker talk about his faith, family, and the future of God’s people. 0
1241 SE- Devotionals from the Life of Christ - Prayer, Part 2 - Brent Johnson 09/02/2018 Brent Johnson

Join us as Pastor Brent Johnson continues Mark’s Devotionals from the Life of Christ series with Prayer - Part 2. Have you ever wondered if you are praying the “right way”? Since Brent oversees prayer requests, he was able to take a look at how we pray, and how the characters of the Bible prayed. What he found could change the way you pray forever.

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1239 SE- Devotionals from the Life of Christ -Brent Johnson 06/24/2018 Brent Johnson

Brent continued with the Devotionals from the Life of Jesus in today's lesson: This week lesson Brent breaks down the meaning of the word devote and shows us what is really happening. Brent reveals how this occurs again and again in scriptures. Join us as we devote ourselves to a deeper understanding of how God's word teaches us what really means to be devoted a Christian.

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1233 SE - Lecture - Why is there so much suffering - Melvin Tinker - 2018 07 15 07/15/2018 Vicar Melvin Tinker

Reverend Melvin Tinker, a vicar from Hull, England, taught today's class titled “Why is There So Much Suffering? Tinker said, "Real faith is like a fire that can be fanned into flame during a storm.” In contrast, he explained that little or no faith can snuff out a fire in times of suffering. For the Christian: God is good and He is almighty. Reverend Tinker explains the various beliefs of pain and suffering and asking questions like "Is all suffering evil?” “What is the purpose of suffering?” Suffering could be a painful reminder that all is not well with us and our Maker. Can we place our suffering in a bigger picture? Listen to him teach the Christian view of God and suffering.

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1235 SE The Attributes of God by Ed Etheridge 07/29/2018 Ed Etheridge The Attributes of God - Message presented by Pastor Ed Etheridge 0
1243 SE- Devotional from the Torah 8 09/16/2018 W. Mark Lanier

This week Mark shared 6 of his personal favorite devotions from his book Torah for Living Daily Prayers, Wisdom, and Guidance.

  1. Numbers 14:39 - To whom do you listen? Recognize the strength of council from those who faithfully follow God. Listen to God or to those who are faithful to God.
  2. Exodus 39:22-24 - God is in the details. Our detailed God has not forgotten about us.
  3. Genesis 38:7 - Nobody fools God. Let's be honest with God.
  4. Numbers 3:38- Who's guarding whom? God doesn't need our protection. Use deliberateness in approaching God.
  5. Genesis 7:24-8:1 - God is an action God. Pray For God to act in our lives.
  6. Deuteronomy 30:11-14 - The power of obedience. God's not playing hide and seek with us. Listen to Mark teach in depth of these 6 powerful Old Testament passages.
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1248 SE-Interview of Dr. Fred Sanders 10/21/2018 W. Mark Lanier Mark interviewed Dr. Fred Sanders, Ph.D.in Systematic Theology. Dr. Sanders offered humorous yet soul-searching answers regarding his journey to become a Christian theologian. He is the only Christian theologian who is a cartoonist. Dr. Sanders graduated with an undergraduate degree in art. He pursued his interest in theology and obtained his doctorate from Berkley. Listen to Dr. Sanders explain how the Christian Trinity and Gospel go together: the Christian doctrine of God exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Dr. Sanders also demonstrated valuable teaching in the various heresy of who is the Holy Spirit.    0
1249 SE - Breakfast and Q&A with Mark Lanier 10/28/2018 W. Mark Lanier 0