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Tom “DrTom” Lawson
Works at Ozark Christian College
Attended Lafayete High School (Lexington)
Lives in Webb City, MO
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Professor (New Testament, History, Worship)
  • Ozark Christian College
    Professor of Bible and Worship, present
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • North Syracuse Christan Church
  • Christ In Youth, Inc.
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Webb City, MO
Lexington, KY - Grayson, KY - Lexington, KY - Appalachia, VA - Keokee, VA - North Syracuse, NY - Broken Arrow, OK - Cincinnati, OH - Rawhide, VA
Introduction is a blog written by Dr. Tom Lawson. 

Tom Lawson has served as a teacher in higher education for more than 25 years. With his wife, Linda, he is on the faculty at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri (USA).  Throughout his entire career, he has focused on Christian worship, its history and theology.  He also currently teaches courses in church history and the Epistle to the Romans.

You may contact Tom by emailing him at:

Bragging rights
Four children. Ten grandchildren (with two more due in September).
  • Lafayete High School (Lexington)
  • Ozark Christian College
  • Cincinnati Christian Seminary
  • Abilene Christian University
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Thomas, Dr. Lawson, Wise One
Tom “DrTom” Lawson's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
My California Tour

I arrived Wednesday evening, and Dr. Joseph Grana picked me up from LAX and navigated the freeway traffic down to Fullerton, where the schoo

Not Skeptical, Not a Pollyanna

Sometimes I have tried to analyze my tendency to bounce between being Pollyanna on the one extreme and cynical and skeptical on the other. I

We're All in Transition!

My friend Alan Ahlgrim sends an e-newsletter each week to members of his congregation and anyone else who would like to get it. Alan is an e

Learning a New Rhythm

"What's it like to edit a monthly instead of a weekly?" More than one person has asked me that, now that our first monthly issue of Christia

From Our Neighborhood To Yours

I saw a banner the other day outside a church building located along the freeway as I made my way to the other side of town, advertising 'Ev

How To Make God's Word Live

Unless you're one of us already, you'll probably never break down the various nuances of meaning contained in some Hebrew word found in the

All's Well That Ends Well

Everyone was on time to load the van this morning at 10:30, and the van was there, too. Just one problem. There was no way all the luggage f

Brazil This Summer, Italy and Greece Next Summer

Today I handled a few details related to the Brazil trip that begins next Tuesday. This evening I wrote a letter to go with a brochure I'm m

What About Short-Term Missions?

Today I tripped across three excellent articles that deserve a wide reading. I'm too tired and it's too late to organize my thoughts into a

I'm Tired, but Not Weary

It's not easy to get a whole monthly issue together in one week. Of course managing editor Jim Nieman will be working the next two weeks to

Thank You, SO Much!

So, maybe this will add fuel to the fire of some of the Christian Standard detractors on Facebook: the editor is a fan of TNT's hit series,

Making a Difference

Our church's men's ministry asked me to emcee this morning's Dads Make a Difference seminar that met this morning 7:30-noon. About a hundred

The people at the Bella Vista Hearing Center combine genuine skill and competency in assessing and addressing hearing issues, with an extraordinarily friendly and client-centered approach. For most of us, hearing aids are a very costly decision that cannot be made lightly. Even less do we want to make it under some pressure in places when selling products is more important than serving people. My experience with Bella Vista demonstrates a business really can put customers and customer care first. From offering a wide and candid assessment of options that might be available, to providing those interested with accurate assessments of their hearing-related challenges, to the certainty that we are meeting with people who really do care - this is just a great experience. This is not the nearest place advertizing hearing aids (I live north of Joplin), but there is no doubt the extra time and cost of driving to Bella Vista is more than worth it.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
First of all, this is not your typical Christian bookstore predominantly focusing on the latest Christian bestsellers and geared to casual readers. This bookstore focuses on a wide variety of what might be broadly called academic-level writings in fields such as theology, liturgical history, philosophy, and a host of others. It's 25,000+ volumes are drawn from major publishers all over the world. Most are in English, although a reasonable number of works in Latin, German, and so forth are also present. Not everything you'll find will be books, of course. But, even the so-called "gift items" differ from the typical figurines you see at other religious bookstores. High quality icons, many kinds of crosses and crucifixes, and oversize "coffee table" books abound. This is certainly the finest theological bookstore I have happened across in more than 30 years of work in higher education. One question that seems to always come up is why is it in Wichita, Kansas (rather than near one of the major seminaries or theological graduate programs in the country)? The answer, it would seem, is simply that Wichita is where the owners lived when they decided to create such a bookstore. A significant amount of their business is done through the internet, which also explains why location is not as essential as it might have been twenty or thirty years ago.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
4 reviews
Simply the best classic western-style barbecue in the area. Three grades of brisket (lean, medium, "moist" [more fat]), ribs, chicken, and some wonderful regular or hot sausage. The sauces provided are only average, but the quality of the smoked meats still makes this the best choice in this area for barbecue.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago