Learning and Living the God-centered life

One Biblical Doctrine at a time…

Merry Christmas from The Brimberry's

Luke 2:11 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

A Gift for You

Since Christmas is right around the corner I am feeling somewhat Santa-like. Therefore on Sunday night I am bringing a rather useful gift for each person that attends. Some of you might be thinking come on Bert no gimmicks please. But this is not a gimmick just to get you to leave the comfort of your homes with dinner, family and football do discuss God's word. You know I would never do that - right? Right? Hmmm....I can see this is going to be tougher than I thought.

Seriously, I have specially ordered something that I am very excited to give away to each of you. I predict that this gift may become one of your top spiritual go to resources outside of the Bible. I found it almost 2 years ago, by accident and ordered immediately for Nancy and me. This may be an overstatement but can almost guarantee that you never seen or heard of it. And yet it has received the endorsement of some of the countries leading theologians. For those coming on Sunday night it will be yours as a gift from me to you.

Conference with Dr. Bruce Ware

Greetings to the “Learning and Living the God-centered Life” class from Charleston, South Carolina. Nancy and I have been here during the last week preparing for and hosting Dr. Bruce Ware and his wife Jodi. They came to East Cooper Baptist Church in which Bruce was asked to speak on the doctrine of Christ. The conference concluded last night and was a great time of learning and discussion on this vital area of Bible doctrine.

For those of you who don’t know Dr. Bruce Ware I have posted a short bio that may help bring you up to speed on his background and ministry.

Bruce Ware received a B.A. in English from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. He later earned his M.Div. and his Th.M. from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, before he moved to Pasadena, California, where he completed his formal education with a Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Dr. Ware currently serves as the Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to his current occupation, Bruce has held teaching positions at Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota; Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon; and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.
Books Published:
Perspectives on the Doctrine of God: 4 Views (Editor)
Broadman & Holman - 2007
Serving God with Determined Faith: Studies in the Book of Nehemiah
Lifeway Press - 2005
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance
Crossway Books - 2005
God's Greater Glory: The Exalted God of Scripture and the Christian Faith
Crossway Books - 2004
Their God is Too Small: Open Theism and the Undermining of Confidence in God
Crossway Books - 2003
God's Lesser Glory: The Diminished God of Open Theism
Crossway Books - 2000
Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives on Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace (Editor)
Baker Books - 2000
The Grace of God, The Bondage of the Will (Editor)
Baker Books - 1995

Poll Results to Date

Here is a graph of the poll results from the question “what is the primary factor that has kept you from reading, devotion time and studying the Bible?

Please keep in mind I do not know who specifically responded as this graph only shows the results. If you have participated yet all you need to do is click on this LINK and vote. Blessings