October 7th, 2018 Message at Genesis West: "The Accuser"


This past Sunday I was once again blessed to have the opportunity to speak to the Genesis West Covenant Church community. This time I preached from Job 1:1 & 2:1-10 in a message entitled “The Accuser”.

Who is “The Accuser”, what is his goal and how does it impact our relationship with God?

Those are the questions I try to answer in this message.

Check it out at the Genesis West Covenant Church website.

And feel free, as always, to click on the email link below with your feedback.



Links for Episode 11


In Episode 11 of “The Unlikely Seminarian” I mentioned some resources you might want to check out.

First, if you’d like a good diagram of the spectrum of bible translations, check out this one from BibleGateway.com. It does an excellent job of showing where some of the most-used translations live on the “word-for-word” to “thought-for-thought” spectrum.

Next, if you’d like to look deeper into the new testament manuscripts - how many there are, how that amount of data translates into reliability, as well as see lots of great photos - take a look at the website for the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts.

Finally, if you want to delve deeper into the different translations, how they’re used and which ones are right for you, take a look at “How to Choose a Translation For All It’s Worth” by Fee and Strauss.

As always if you have any comments or questions, click on the email link at the bottom of the page and send me your feedback!



This Good Word


Steve Wiens is the Senior Pastor at Genesis Covenant Church and an accomplished author and speaker. He's my pastor, my mentor and most importantly, my friend. So I couldn't have been more humbled or excited when he invited me onto his podcast, "This Good Word" to talk about my journey and "The Unlikely Seminarian".

I hope you'll take some time to listen to our conversation and search back through the rest of "This Good Word" episodes. There are so many great conversations to enjoy!

As always, if anything strikes you, moves you, or upsets you, I hope you'll click the email link below and send me your thoughts.

Blessings to you all!


Podcast Link: http://www.thisgoodword.podbean.com/


...And Off We Go!

Thanks for checking out "The Unlikely Seminarian"! 

I've posted the first two episodes which can be listened to individually, or back to back. I'm working on getting the iTunes feed up and running. Once that's set, you'll be able to listen from the website, or via your favorite Podcast app! I'll post here once that's all set.

I'm also toying with bringing over a blog post from a previous website that I wrote back in 2012. It goes further in depth on some of the issues I mention in Episode 2. If you're interested, click on the email or twitter links at the bottom of the page and let me know. The more interest there is, the more likely I am to post it... and likely amend it, because a lot's happened in the last 6 years!

Thanks for visiting the site and listening to the podcast.

God bless!