Israel-Hamas War: Resisting an Impulse

By Lucas Suddreth | October 27, 2023

Israel-Hamas War: Resisting an Impulse
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An Isaiah Christmas with Dr. Lance Hawley

By Matt Carter | January 5, 2021

There are several passages in Isaiah that are common to hear at Christmas – and some that aren’t. In this three video set, Dr. Lance Hawley, professor of Old Testament, shares his thoughts about an Isaiah Christmas. Part 1: Isaiah 7.14 Part 2: Isaiah 9:6-7 References: Isaiah 28:29 – The LORD is “wonderful in counsel…

Communion Meditation from Luke 24 – Parker Bullard

By Matt Carter | September 8, 2020

In Luke 24, Jesus visits with some disciples who do not recognize him until he breaks bread with them, at which point they do not see him anymore. Jesus was present but unseen with them just as he is present but unseen with us in communion. Parker Bullard preaches for the Poncha Springs Church of…

The Development and Reliability of the Bible Part 2: The New Testament

By Matt Carter | August 27, 2020

Where did the New Testament come from? How did we end up with these 27 books? Key take-aways: The Apostolic Fathers were church leaders who wrote between the end of the first century and the first half of the second century. Their use of the New Testament books in their writings gives us insight into…

The Development and Reliability of the Bible Part 1: The Old Testament

By Matt Carter | August 21, 2020

Where did the Old Testament come from? Is there any reason that Christians should view it as the word of God? Key take-aways: The Bible did not arrive as a leather bound edition. These were individual writings collected in a book. The Old Testament books were written over about a 1,000 year period. We do…

Communion Alone – Matt Carter

By Matt Carter | August 6, 2020

Matt Carter has often said that the one part of worship you cannot do alone is to participate in communion. He may have been wrong … or maybe not. He shares a communion meditation here that offers encouragement to those of us who find ourselves “alone” on a Sunday morning. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Dr. Matt…

Lessons from the School of Quarantine

By Matt Carter | July 15, 2020

Dr. Matt Carter and his dad Jim Carter (elder, Campus View Church of Christ) share three lessons we can learn from the school of quarantine. This was recorded as a devotional for Campus View. We lightly edited it to make it more widely applicable. Key take-aways: The Passover (Exodus 12): The Israelites were quarantined in…

God Finishes What He Starts – Dr. Carlus Gupton

By Matt Carter | May 20, 2020

Dr. Carlus Gupton provides an encouraging word from Philippians 1:3-8. The Apostle Paul is writing to people who are feeling disappointment. How should they handle it? God finishes what He starts! (verse 6) God doesn’t abandon us when the story becomes embarrassing. God recognizes that each of us is in a different stage in the…

Waiting on God

By Matt Carter | May 19, 2020

During these unsettled times of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find yourself waiting on God to act, to bring deliverance. Waiting is hard. HST’s admissions director Matt Carter shares his thoughts on waiting. The lesson is adapted from one Dr. Carter shared via Zoom at Cordova Community Church and was influenced by a recent sermon…

Mount Rushmore of Theologians

By Matt Carter | April 1, 2020

Who’s on your Mount Rushmore of Theologians? Bob Turner visits with HST Alumnus and Harding University professor Mac Sandlin about Mac’s Mount Rushmore of Theologians. This conversation flows from the most recent issue of where Bob shares the answer to this question from a number of scholars. Footnotes is Bob Turner’s newsletter of curated resources…