Thursday, February 28, 2013

With Jesus at the Cross

With Jesus at the Cross from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.

Rev. Tracy Evans, pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church in Norman, Oklahoma, preaches a sermon entitled "With Jesus at the Cross" for the Norman Ministerial Fellowship's 2013 Lenten Services.

The theme of this year's Lenten services is on the seven sayings of Jesus on the cross. The saying Rev. Evans covered is "Here is your son . . . here is your mother" (John 2:1-5, 19:25b-27).

The sermon was delivered at McFarland Memorial United Methodist Church on February 27, 2013.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cultivating a Quiet Heart

Cultivating a Quiet Heart from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.

Dr. Steve Graham, Coordinator for the Cooperating Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma, preaches a sermon entitled "Cultivating a Quiet Heart." The sermon was delivered at Oklahoma City University's Chapel Service on the Second Week of Lent February 21, 2013. The video records the entire chapel service.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dialogue with Dr. Tom Boyd

Dialogue with Dr. Tom Boyd from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.

Question and answer session with Dr. Tom Boyd, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma, after Boyd's sermon on "The Progressive Sermon I always wanted about to preach." The sermon and dialogue session were at the United Church of Norman on February 21, 2013.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Tom Boyd's Progressive Sermon

Dr. Tom Boyd's Progressive Sermon from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.

Dr. Tom Boyd, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma, preaches a sermon entitled "The Progressive Sermon I Always Wanted to Preach" for the United Church of Norman on February 21, 2013.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tom Boyd's Lenten Services Sermon

Forgive Them For They Do Not Know What They Are Doing from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.

Dr. Tom Boyd, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma, preaches for the Norman Ministerial Fellowship's 2013 Lenten Services. The theme for the 2013 Lenten Services is the seven sayings of Jesus while on the cross. Dr. Boyd preaches on the saying, "Father, Forgive Them for they do not know what they are doing." This sermon was delivered at NorthHaven Baptist Church in Norman, Oklahoma on February 20, 2013.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Barbara Boyd on the Four Loves of Jesus

The Four Loves of Jesus from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.

Rev. Dr. Barbara Boyd, Outreach Director for the Religious Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma, preaches a sermon entitled "The Four Loves of Jesus" at the United Church of Norman (UCC) on February 10, 2013.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Q & A After Dinner with Colonel Wilkerson

Q & A After Dinner with Colonel Wilkerson from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.

Question and Answer session after the dinner for Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson at the University of Central Oklahoma on February 5, 2013. The dinner was hosted after Col. Wilkerson gave a speech entitled, "We Need Not Be Enemies -- Iran and the U.S. in the 21st Century."

During this session Wilkerson commented on a forthcoming film by Steven Spielberg that is rumored to promote the necessity of a "clash of civilizations" between Christianity and Islam.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Q & A After Colonel Wilkinson's Speech

Q & A After Colonel Wilkerson's Speech from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.

Question and Answer session after Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson's speech on "We Need Not Be Enemies -- Iran and the U.S. in the 21st Century" at the University of Central Oklahoma on February 5, 2013.

Iran and the U.S. Need Not Be Enemies

We Need Not Be Enemies -- Iran and the U.S. in the 21st Century from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson's speech "We Need Not Be Enemies, Iran and the U.S. in the 21st Century" delivered at the University of Central Oklahoma on February 5, 2013.

Colonel Wilkerson, retired, was Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Say It's Not So Spielberg !!!

Will Steven Spielberg Promote a "Clash of Civilizations"? from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, spoke about a forthcoming Steven Spielberg film during a Question and Answer session following a speech he gave at the University of Central Oklahoma on February 5, 2013. Wilkerson's speech was entitled, "We Need Not Be Enemies, Iran and the U.S. in the 21st Century."

Colonel Wilkerson's sources tell him that Steven Spielberg and Dream Works are producing a film that will promote the necessity of a "clash of civilizations" between Christianity and Islam. Wilkerson says, " I can't think of anything more dangerous or stupid."

Here is film of the Wilkerson's speech and of two question and answer sessions (here and here).

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Looking for Deeds not Words

Oklahoma's Governor gave her "State of the State" speech yesterday and revealed her agenda to cut the state income tax rate from 5.25% to 5.0% in this legislative session. The Oklahoma Policy Institute says this will deprive "schools, public safety, and core state services" that have already been decimated by budget cuts of another "$106 million dollars." Nor does this budget cut offer any hope of better health care for the 150-200 thousand Oklahomans who are unable to afford health insurance. Last year the Governor refused $54 million dollars from the federal government to fund a health care exchange. This year the Governor continues to refuse $1.63-3.6 billion dollars in federal money to expand medicaid because she says the state will not be able to afford to contribute $16-22 million dollars a year to fund medicaid from 2017 to 2020. It's fairly clear to me that the Governor is more interested in fulfilling her pledge to eliminate the state income tax than she is in providing adequate medical care for impoverished Oklahomans.

The Governor is not alone in her hardheartedness toward the poor and sick. Oklahoma's state legislature is filled with elected representatives who are keen on publicly professing their faith in Christ from the floor of the state legislature while promoting an unconscionable social-darwinist legislative agenda.

I'm on my way to the State Capitol this morning to attend a rally to encourage the Governor and our state legislators to come to their senses and implement Obamacare in our state. The organizers are bringing an all-star cast of spokespersons from the healthcare industry, from charitable agencies, and from churches to speak on this issue. I do not expect to speak, but if I were to have an opportunity to speak, this is as much and as little as I would have to say:

The Apostle John has a message for people who promote tax cuts for the well-to-do while turning a blind eye to the suffering of the poor and needy:

If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. ( I John 3:17-18 NIV)