David G. Norman, Jr.

PhD Student at SWBTS in Systematic Theology
Daddy at Home

Just give me Jesus . . . and coffee.


Barnhouse on the Free Offer of the Gospel

If we would be used of God, we must first have a view of the gospel that is as broad as the universe. We must see that God is making the great offer of grace to the entire human race and that now the door is open, not for men to pick and choose to come to God as they… Read more →


Preaching at First Baptist Church in Venus, TX

I will be preaching at First Baptist Church in Venus, Texas on Sundays, March 1 and 8, 2015. If you’re in the area, I’d love for you to join us. Sunday School: 9:45am Morning Worship: 11:00am I would love to have the opportunity to open God’s Word at your church as well. Click here for more information. Read more →

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Commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles

General Introduction One of the ways that I stay involved in ministry while in seminary is by preaching wherever the door opens. For the past two-and-a-half years, rather than serving vocationally in any given local church, I’ve been preaching throughout the state of Texas on a Sunday-by-Sunday basis. (If you would be interested in bringing me to preach at your… Read more →


Pastors, Please Stop the “Fifty Shades” Sermon-Series

Hollywood is releasing the film-version of the smut-book, Fifty Shades of Grey, this February. Correspondingly, pastors all around the nation are releasing a smattering of “Fifty Shades” series. Many of these borrow ideas from Ed Young Jr.’s new book, Fifty Shades of They, for which he has also developed a sermon-series (for purchase, of course). Pastor, if you’ve already purchased… Read more →


The Cathedral at St. Andrews

One of the more stunning sights on the Oxford Study Tour is that of the ruins of the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Built in 1158, it was stripped of its altars and images during the Scottish reformation and abandoned in 1561. Today, the ruins stand as a reminder of what once was. And though the edifice no longer stands complete,… Read more →

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PhD Semester 2 Reading List

Last week, I began my second semester in the PhD program at Southwestern Seminary. It’s a tremendous opportunity and honor to be able to continue in these studies, but the workload is no joke. I’m taking two reading seminars and a theological German class. Below are the books that are assigned for my classes. Systematic Theology Reading Seminar Barth, Karl.… Read more →


Help Me Fill Out my Spring Preaching Calendar

Friends, I am in the process of filling out my preaching calendar for this spring. As a doctoral student in seminary, itinerant preaching and pulpit supply is one of the means I have at my disposal to serve the Body of Christ, hone my skill, and support my family. Would you consider inviting me to preach at your church this… Read more →