Daily Archives: 11/02/2006

Mark Moore

Note: This was originally posted on my personal blog in December, 2006.

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Recently I’ve come across a website for Mark Moore.

Here is his biography as taken from the Ozark Christian College website:

Mark has been teaching N.T. at Ozark Christian college since 1990. He is a passionate preacher whose sole purpose in life is to make Jesus famous. His life partner, Barbara, and his two teenage children (Joshua and Megan), are his primary audience and occupation. As he speaks, open your ear and your spiritual eyes . . . the Holy Spirit is likely to show up.

Mark came to Ozark Christian College in the fall of 1990 from a bilingual preaching ministry in San Antonio, TX. He teaches the Life of Christ, Acts, and Bible Interpretation. He received a Bachelor in Theology (OCC, 1986), MEd from Incarnate Word College (1990), and a MA in Religious Studies from Southwest Missouri State University (Y2K) and is currently working on a PhD from the University of Wales.

He is the author of a number of books, mostly on the Life of Christ (also Acts and Revelation). Mark and his wife Barbara have two above-average children, Joshua and Megan (both teenagers). He is a popular speaker noted for his passion for the lost and his participation in completing the great commission of Christ.

I currently have his one book “The Chronological Life Of Christ – Volume 1 – From Glory to Galilee”, (Don’t tell Nora, but this was supposed to be a Christmas present from her, but it somehow fell out of the box.) and have just ordered the second volume.

Mark has a very easy to follow style in both his written and spoken word.

He teaches the following courses:

  • Acts 1
    is an exegetical study of the the first twelve chapters of the book of Acts. It considers the expansion of Christianity between the 30’s and the 70’s of the first century. This course considers the historical situation in which the church developed and the relationship of the history of Acts to the rest of the New Testament and to the 20th century. (NT 143, 3 hours).

  • Acts 2
    is the second semester of an exegetical approach to the New Testament book of Acts. It covers chapters 13-28 verse by verse with particular attention to the theological, historical and socio-political thrust of the text. A number of key issues are highlighted such as principles for missions, speeches as a paradigm for communicating the gospel, the geographic and ethnic expansion of the church, and law vs. grace. (NT 143, 3 hours)

  • Life of Christ 1
    is the first of four semesters that march chronologically through the four gospels in harmony. This study concentrates on the Birth Narratives, Jesus’ baptism and temptation, as well as the sermon on the Mount. (NT 241, 3 hours).

  • Life of Christ 2
    is the second of four semesters that march chronologically through the four gospels in harmony. It covers the Later Galilean ministry including the feeding of the 5,000, Peter’s great confession, and the transfiguration. Major sermons: Kingdom parables (Mt 13), Bread of Life (Jn 6), and the sending of the apostles (Mt 10). (NT 242, 4 hours)

  • Life of Christ 3
    is the third of four semesters that march chronologically through the four gospels in harmony. It covers the Later Judean and Perean ministry up through Tuesday of the last week. It includes travel narrative (Lk 10-19) and a number of major confrontations with Jewish leaders, culminating in the triumphal entry and the cleansing of the temple. Major Sermon: Debate in the temple (Mt 21-23). (NT 243, 4 hours)

  • Life of Christ 4
    is the fourth of four semesters that march chronologically through the four gospels in harmony. It covers the last week of Jesus’ life from Tuesday afternoon through the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. Major Sermon: Olivet Discourse (Mt 24) and his farewell address (Jn 14-17). (NT 243, 4 hours)

  • Principles of Interpretation
    is an introductory course concerning the principles of interpreting language, particularly as it relates to the Bible. We cover such things as context, historical background, word studies, genre, etc. A primary project (approximately 60-80 pages), allows each student to apply the principles to his/her chosen text. (PI 215, 3 hours)

  • Issues of Interpretation
    is a study of a number of hermeneutical strategies for interpreting texts, both sacred and secular. It critiques such methods as Postmodernism, Deconstruction, Allegory, Liberation Theology, and the unique contributions of the Hermeneutics of Feminists, Homosexuals, Blacks, Catholics, Restorationists, and Pentecostals. It also investigates the role of the Holy Spirit in Biblical interpretation as well as how one’s millennial view affects his/her view of the Scriptures. (GB-216, 3 hours)

    On Mark’s website he is making available in mp3 format, actual class lessons for his course on Acts and Principles Of Interpretation. You can go here to either download (right click and save as on any link) and open and listen directly.

    He has done the same thing with his sermons.

    I have downloaded his lessons on Acts 1 (about 563 megs) and Principals Of Interpretation (about 616 megs). Currently on the website, the lessons on Acts 1, are up to his November 15th class. The mp3 size for Acts runs anywhere from 12.89 megs to 23.37 megs. For the Principles of Interpretation (also known as Hermeneutics) the mp3 lessons are anywhere from 6.6 megs to 27 megs.

    I guess, sometime down the road, I’ll have to get a mp3 player, although these play through the computer without problem. I’ll cut a CD today.


  • Pastor Chuck Swindoll

    Note: This was originally posted on my personal blog in December, 2005.

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    Pastor Chuck Swindoll entered Dallas Theological Seminary as a special student in the fall of 1959 and graduated magna cum laude four years later with three major honors: the Harry A. Ironside Award for Expository Preaching, the Christian Education Award, and the Faculty Award given to the most outstanding graduate in the opinion of the faculty.

    Chuck has also received several other distinctions over the years. In June of 1977, an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree was conferred on him by Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. In May 1986, an honorary Doctor of Human Letters was conferred on him by Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. An honorary Doctor of Laws degree was conferred on him by Pepperdine University in May 1990. In 1998, an honorary Doctor of Literature degree was conferred on him by Dallas Baptist University. He was honored Clergyman of the Year in 1988 by the Religious Heritage of America, an interfaith, nonpolitical organization dedicated to the affirmation and strengthening of Judeo-Christian principles in America’s daily life.

    An exciting new chapter in Chuck’s life began when he assumed the presidency of Dallas Theological Seminary in July 1994. In his role as president, Chuck broadened the public’s awareness of the school, oversaw its theological direction, and provided fresh vision as the seminary moved into the 21st century. He now serves as chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary and senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas.