Dave Talley

What Did You Sign Up For?

By Dave Talley Dec. 24, 2014 9:00 a.m. Ministry and Leadership, New Testament

Recently in my sermon preparation for Mark 3, I pondered the calling of the Twelve. What a moment! Jesus gathers all of his followers together and chooses twelve so that they could be with him and so that he could send them out to preach. Imagine the joy of being chosen for this ministry. There must have been chatter amongst the crowd as Jesus announced his decision. “Why him? He has no education at all.” “He certainly chose a peculiar bunch.” “This is not fair. I have sacrificed far more than any of them to follow Jesus.” ... I do think each one of the Twelve must have felt special in that moment. I would have. I am certain their parents did. They were ready, but did they know what they were signing up for? ...

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A Global Partnership ... Sometimes with Our Very Own Talbot Grads

By Dave Talley Oct. 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. Evangelism, Ministry and Leadership, Missions

One of the joys of teaching at Biola University and Talbot School of Theology is the privilege of investing in present and future church leaders who, in turn, go out and invest in the lives of others. It is the process of discipleship at its finest. As a faculty, we disciple students so that they disciple others so that they disciple others ... When this happens, the impact of our teaching reaches around the world. In many ways we will not know the full impact of our ministry until we all get to heaven.

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When the Bible Arrests Me

By Dave Talley Jun. 9, 2014 9:00 a.m. Ministry and Leadership, New Testament

I love moments when I am reading the Bible, and the words I am reading come alive and arrest me. All the rules I have learned about proper interpretation are not in the forefront of my mind. The literary context is not controlling what happens in that moment. The language in which it was written is not ignored, but it is not a factor in that moment. The historical context may be obvious in the passage I am reading, but it is temporarily set aside in that moment. What the passage meant in their day pales in that moment.

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What is Meant By “these ten times” in Numbers 14:20-23?

By Dave Talley Mar. 31, 2014 9:15 a.m. Old Testament

Numbers 14:20-23 states, “Then the Lord said, ‘I have pardoned them, according to your word. But truly, as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD, none of the men who have seen my glory and my signs that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have put me to the test these ten times and have not obeyed my voice, shall see the land that I swore to give to their fathers. And none of those who despised me shall see it.’” What is meant by “these ten times?”

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Book Review: The Poverty of the Nations: A Sustainable Solution (by Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus)

By Dave Talley Dec. 24, 2013 9:00 a.m. Church Life, Culture, Ministry and Leadership

I feel overwhelmed when people refer to a book as a “must read.” If I read all of the “must read” books that have been recommended to me in the past year, I would have to quit my job in order to read each one. So I will not heap one more “must read” on you in this review. However, if you are particularly interested in the issue of poverty, then I do highly recommend that you have this book in your library. I will also provide you with my advice on how you can read it quickly and still glean from its contents.

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Are you busy?

By Dave Talley Oct. 16, 2013 12:37 a.m. Church Life, Culture, Ministry and Leadership

This is a review of book that you might find helpful: Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung.

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What God is Doing in This World and Prayer

By Dave Talley Mar. 26, 2013 11:30 a.m. Church Life, Evangelism, Missions

Can anything good come out of Kansas City? Absolutely! A global event is taking place there now at the International House of Prayer. You are invited to participate in what God is doing.

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