Human Flourishing, pt. 1

Posted: 9/30/2013 3:30:00 PM

The Gallup Poll researches thousands of people and identifies 5 areas of human flourishing. Dr. Sloan studies the Bible and identifies 1 crucial area.

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Lee Strobel, pt. 2 - Bridging the Apologetics Gap

Posted: 9/27/2013 3:30:00 PM

Here is part 2 of Dr. Sloan's conversation with new HBU Faculty member, Lee Strobel.

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Lee Strobel, pt. 1 - Doing a 180

Posted: 9/26/2013 3:30:00 PM

Dr. Sloan talked to best-selling apologetics author, Lee Strobel, about his dramatic testimony and the role of apologetics in our culture.

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How to Know the Will of God

Posted: 9/25/2013 3:30:00 PM

Is a sense of psychological peace the only way to know God is leading you?

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"But If Not"

Posted: 9/24/2013 3:30:00 PM

Amazing things can happen when an entire nation shares the same translation of the Bible.

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Unanswered Prayer

Posted: 9/23/2013 3:30:00 PM

What do you do when God doesn't answer your prayer? The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego helps us to deal with that.

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The Teaching Mission of the Church, pt. 2

Posted: 9/20/2013 3:30:00 PM

Usually we say that we teach the gospel, or preach the gospel, or believe the gospel, or receive the gospel. But Paul said that Colossians “learned” the gospel.

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The Teaching Mission of the Church, pt. 1

Posted: 9/19/2013 3:30:00 PM

The church has a mission to evangelize, and that necessarily involves teaching.

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What Makes a Proud Man Beg? pt. 2

Posted: 9/18/2013 3:30:00 PM

What is it that makes Paul, once the pride of Judaism, beg the Gentiles to be reconciled to God?

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What Makes a Proud Man Beg? pt. 1

Posted: 9/17/2013 3:30:00 PM

II Corinthians is like the Job of the New Testament.

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Psalm 116

Posted: 9/16/2013 3:30:00 PM

We live for God out of gratitude. The Biblical pattern is that we respond to God’s mercy.

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Psalm 10, pt. 2

Posted: 9/13/2013 3:30:00 PM

This psalm uses metaphors of distance and perception. God seems to stand afar off and turn his face from us, allowing the wicked to prosper. But even when evil people do evil things, God somehow is superintending the process for good.

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Psalm 10, pt. 1

Posted: 9/12/2013 3:30:00 PM

Worship realigns our perception with what is real.

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Psalm 145, pt. 2

Posted: 9/11/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 145 summons us to worship and then tells us the reasons why.

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Psalm 145, pt. 1

Posted: 9/10/2013 3:30:00 PM

Worship is a central experience of all human experience. In worship, we become like that we worship. There is no Christian worship that is devoid of the mind.

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Opening Convocation, 2013

Posted: 9/9/2013 3:30:00 PM

Dr. Sloan addresses HBU students and reminds them that God is working in our lives even when things don't go the way we plan.

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Psalm 84, pt. 2

Posted: 9/6/2013 3:30:00 PM

The psalmist speaks of beauty and a connection between goodness and the beauty of the temple, the presence of the Lord. And that’s the home toward which we strive. And that’s the presence, which is the final goal of the pilgrimage that we’re on.

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Psalm 84, pt. 1

Posted: 9/5/2013 3:30:00 PM

The heart’s true home is the presence of God. To the extent that our hearts don’t long for the presence of God, our hearts don’t know what’s good for us.

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Psalm 23, pt. 2

Posted: 9/4/2013 3:30:00 PM

Death is a dark veil that covers all of mankind. Death’s stinger has been removed and Christ shepherds us home through death.

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Psalm 23, pt. 1

Posted: 9/3/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 23 is a psalm that many of us turn to in times of trouble and difficulty. Why does it use shepherd imagery?

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Psalm 24, pt. 2

Posted: 9/2/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 24 asks who can stand in the presence of God. The book of Revelation gives us the most amazing picture of who that is.

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