Speaking


Michael speaking at CBFDo you need a guest preacher, speaker, or panelist?

I’ve been preaching, teaching, and even singing (sometimes all in the same presentation) for twenty years.  (The “best feedback” award goes to a U.Va. student in a class I taught:  “You were amazing! Not boring at all! I only fell asleep once!”)

I’ve presented at churches, regional meetings, community gatherings, colleges and universities, hospitals, academic meetings, and more. And I’ll try not to put you to sleep, even once.
Below is a homily that I gave at an assembly of pastors in September of 2016.

 

If you are interested in having me speak at an event, please contact me.

A few recent sermons are posted below.

Back in February, when Terry Maples asked me to write a Bible study based on “Christ’s Love Compels Us” for the CBF of Virginia’s Ministry Planner, I immediately said yes! What I didn’t tell him was that I had no idea what I was going to write about, and I had apprehensions about the word “compel.” I’m uncomfortable with the word “compel” because it sounds authoritarian. I’m biased against this ...
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A lot of churches have physical signs that they put out in front of their property, on which they post the week’s sermon title or a “thought for the day.”  This week, I did a Google search of church signs.  Here are some that I found: For better or for worse, these physical signs tell us something about these churches. Now I know that many of the signs that I’ve ...
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Peace. According to Webster’s Dictionary, peace is a state of tranquility or quiet, a state in which there is no war or fighting, where there is freedom from civil disturbance, and harmony in personal relations. Peace is a wonderful word, a wonderful concept, isn’t it? We want peace because we live in a chaotic world. There’s on-going war, threats of terrorism, and disease. And then there’s the weather. There are ...
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