Michael Dewalt is a humanities teacher and junior high assistant football coach at Cair Paravel Latin School in Topeka, KS. There he also serves as a member of the Integrated Humanities Committee and Academic Committee. His undergrad studies are from Word of Life Bible Institute and Clarks Summit University and his graduate studies are from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and Faith Theological Seminary. He is a member of Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawerence, KS, the Evangelical Theological Society, and the American Society of Church History, and winner of the Zwingli Prize Award at the Calvin500 Conference & Tour in 2009. Michael blogs at Gospel-Centered Musings, has written numerous articles for Logo’s Calvin500, Place for Truth a voice of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, and Heritage Book Talk, and is published in the Puritan Theological Journal. Michael lives in Kansas with his wife, Emily, their son Wyatt Cash, two cats Nutkin and Ariel and dog Brutus.
I love this clip. Lawson rocks.
I was there when Lawson preached this message… I’ll never forget it. Besides getting the most laughs for his Osteen impression, he blew everyone away with his bold proclamation of truth (I think I saw dust fly off the pulpit when he slammed his hand down)… the only standing ovation of the conference (besides honoring MacArthur’s 40 years in ministry); all glory to Christ our King, of course.
While I applaud Lawson’s (much needed) critique of Osteen’s vague stance on the exclusivity of the gospel message, I couldn’t help but feel uncomfortable and frustrated with his mocking tone.
Proclaim and defend the truth, yes, but do so with charity.
“That the gospel is the power of God unto salvation.” What a statement! So true.