But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:03

Journal for the Study of the New Testament 39:4

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The latest issue of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament is out. Here is a list of the articles and links to abstracts.‘The Sanctuary of his Body’: Body and Sanctuary in Paul and John: Morna D. HookerAccidental Publication, Unfinished Texts and the Traditional Goals of New...

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 03:34

Resources on Acts

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Mike Bird lists his top ten resources on Acts here.

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 00:24

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

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The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.John J. Collins The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literaturehttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=1...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:50

Moo on James' and Paul's Use of Genesis 15:6

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I think Doug Moo’s explanation of the difference between James’ and Paul’s use of Genesis 15:6 to be helpful.
To borrow a metaphor from the world of photography, Paul uses a telephoto lens to isolate the inherent meaning of the verse whereas James looks at the verse through a...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:35

Observe Repetition. Observe Repetition

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I appreciate the words below from Dale Ralph Davis. I often tell my students that the biblical authors did not have emoticons so one has to read especially carefully and closely. One basic way is to observe repetition.
"Biblical writers did not have the luxury of using bold, italicized, or...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:06

Watson on Matthew's Gospel

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“Matthew’s gospel bears witness to a Jewish Jesus whose person and work are shaped by his people’s history as interpreted in the scriptural record. The gospel was placed first in the canonical collection because its early readers were convinced by its fundamental claim: salvation...

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Monday, 15 May 2017 23:49

Five Pointers on Using Humor in Preaching

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Peter Mead has five pointers on using humor in preaching here.

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Monday, 15 May 2017 00:10

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

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The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.M. Eugene Boring I and II Thessalonians: A Commentaryhttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10698 Reviewed by Matthew D. Jensen Con...

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Videos of the three plenary sessions from the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Southwest Region of the Evangelical Theological Society are now available on Youtube. The theme was “Progressive Covenantalism and Progressive Dispensationalism” and the plenary speakers were Dr. Stephen Wellum and...

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Saturday, 13 May 2017 01:38

Soldiers Using the Bathroom in the ANE

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Charlie Trimm has a brief but enlightening post here on how soldiers used the bathroom in the ancient Near East.

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Thursday, 11 May 2017 01:23

5 Lessons from Preaching in a Dying Church

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Brian Croft has a good word here about what he learned from preaching in a dying church. I think his observations might also fit most churches. In any case, I am looking forward to his further unpacking of these lessons.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:19

The Identity of the 144,000 in Revelation 7

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Clint Archer does a nice job of arguing that the 144,000 means 144,000 here. Readers might also want to check out Joel White's essay, "The 144,000 in Revelation 7 and 14: Old Testament and Intertextual Clues to Their Identity" (pp. 179-97) in the festschriftto Greg Beale, From Creation to New...

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 00:52

Beginning Seminary Later in Life

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Daniel Darling has some good advice for those beginning seminary later in life here. In fact, this advice is worth considering for anyone coming to seminary.

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Peter Mead shares 20 ways for creating a better connection between preachers and hearers here.
20 suggestions for a better connection between preacher and listeners.See more: http://evangelicalfocus.com/blogs/2548/peter_mead_The_preacher_listener_connection
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Sunday, 07 May 2017 12:08

The Lord with His People in the Wilderness

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One aspect of blogging that I find helpful is the opportunity to be exposed to what others are reading and studying. a case in point is this post by Shane Lems summarizing part of Timothy Laniak's, Shepherds After My Own Heart, where he discusses three ways in which the Lord helped His people in...

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Friday, 05 May 2017 00:26

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

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The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member. James Aitken and James Paget, eds.The Jewish-Greek Tradition in Antiquity and the Byzantine Empirehttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.as...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 07:33

Preaching through Books

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Peter Cockrell explains why he does so here. I would encourage all my preaching friends to consider it as well.

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You can read about 10 things you should never do in a theological research paper by downloading a free ebook from Michael Kibbe here.

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Christianaudio.com is offeringThe Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jonesby Steven Lawsonas their free audio download for the month of May. You can access this offer here.

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Monday, 01 May 2017 10:10

Free Logos Book for May: Live in Liberty

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The free Logos Book of the Month for Mayis Live in Liberty: The Spiritual Message of Galatiansby Daniel Bush and Noel Due. You can also purchase Embracing God as Father: Christian Identity inthe Family of God by the same authorsfor .99 cents and a third book, Confronted by Grace: Meditations...

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Saturday, 29 April 2017 22:59

The Skeptical State of Bible Reading in 2017

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Christianity Today has posted an article on, "The Skeptical State of Bible Reading in 2017" here.

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Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:32

James Versus Jacob

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Mark Wilson notes the problems associated with translating Jacob with James in the New Testament here.

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Friday, 28 April 2017 00:17

Corinth Excavations Archaeological Manual

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David Pettigrew notes here that the Corinth Excavations Archaeological Manual is being published but you can download a free PDF. David's informative post is here and you can download the PDF here.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 01:41

Audio: The Historical Reliability of the Gospels

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Credo Courses is offering audio of Craig Blomberg's "The Historical Reliability of the Gospels" for $5. That is not bad for over 13 hours of content. Credo is also offering 50%-off for video and other materials associated with this course. You can see the details here.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:40

Resources on the Song of Solomon

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David Murray has a helpful list here for helpful resources for studying the Song of Solomon.

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