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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Monday, 17 September 2018 02:54

Mounce on Acts 14:1

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Bill Mounce has an interesting post here on the best way of translating a prepositional phrase in Acts 14:1.

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Sunday, 16 September 2018 12:26

Ethical Leadership

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Although this post from the Harvard Business Review is not geared specifically to ministry, there is good advice that is applicable to ministry.

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Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:18

Sheep and Goats and Matthew 25:31-46

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Ian Paul has an excellent discussion here of Matthew 25:31-46 and he is spot on concerning the identity of "the least of these."

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Friday, 14 September 2018 07:37

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:22

Esther from Memory

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I was recently perusing through Morris Adler's The World of the Talmud and came upon the comment. It really does put my memorization efforts to shame."The process of writing text in Rabbinic times was both a difficult and costly process. Few could own copies,...

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Timothy Paul Jones has a very good caution here against using the roles of prophet, priest, and king as a pastoral leadership typology.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:44

Raising Support for Seminary

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Two posts here and here are are entitled, "How to afford Seminary," but they are really more about how to raise support for seminary. That being said, there is helpful advice to be had. Although, my approach was a bit different, support raising is one reason that I was able to complete three...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 01:41

Free Dead Sea Scrolls Resource

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Frank Turek has partnered with Rose Publishing to make their Dead Sea Scrolls booklet/brochure available as a free PDF download. You can access the offer here. You do have to sign up with your email to get this resource.

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 04:35

Psalm 139

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The Zondervan Academic blog has posted here an excerpt from the new commentary on Psalm 139 from a new commentary by W. Dennis Tucker and Jamie A. Grant.

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Friday, 07 September 2018 23:32

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 22:33

"Placebo Buttons"

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This is an interesting article on "placebo buttons" and how they give people the illusion of control. Surely, there is a sermon illustration or two here.

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 10:29

Red Heifers and Dominus Flevit

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See this post by Carl Rasmussen connecting red heifers with Dominus Flevit. I had seen the story on the red heifers but was not aware of the possible connection to Dominus Flevit. For biblical references see Numbers 19 and Hebrews 9:13.

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 03:40

The Names of the Shofar Calls

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This article explains the names of three of the the traditional shofar calls. Only three are discussed because the article relates to the blowing of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah which apparently only uses three discussed.The word shofar occurs about 44 times in the Old Testament.

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 06:14

Free Audio: Old Testament Theology

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Credo Course is offering free audio here of their Old Testament Theology course taught by Tremper Longman. I am not sure how long this offer will be available.

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 01:09

The Book of Revelation and a Hotel in Vietnam

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See this National Geographicarticle on a hotel in Vietnam that is inspired by imagery from the book of Revelation.

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Monday, 03 September 2018 00:39

The Garden of Eden

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The post entitled, "10 Things You Should Know about the Garden of Eden" is interesting. But, the title is a bit imprecise. Actually, only five (or maybe only four) of the points relate specifically to the garden itself while the rest specifically concern Adam and Eve. The post is also pretty much...

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Christianaudio.com's free audio book of the month, Ray Comfort's How to Battle Depression and Suicidal Thoughts, is a timely offer in light of the recent suicide of a pastor in California.To read more about this resource and to get your free audio download in either MP3 or M4B formats go here.

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 02:45

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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The free Logos Book for the Month for September is Walt Kaiser's Preaching and Teaching the Last Things: Old Testament Eschatology for the Life of the Church. You can also purchase Kaiser'sPreaching and Teaching from the Old Testament: A Guide for the Church andToward an Exegetical Theology:...

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Friday, 31 August 2018 08:59

Praying the Psalms

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Christopher Ash gives seven reasons to do so here.

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 11:03

Journal for the Study of the New Testament 41:1

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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.IntroductionReading the New Testament as Second Temple Jewish Literature: Introduction -Benjamin WoldArticles  Parables and Proverbs in the Jesus-Tradition and...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:07

Those Who Can Do, Can’t Teach

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The title is a bit overstated but the point made in this New York Time's editorial is worth considering.

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Monday, 27 August 2018 23:57

New Resource on Psalm 23

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Bible Places has just announced the release of their latest  volume, a collection of photos illustrating Psalm 23. There are 100 photographs in PowerPoint ready presentations here. There is also a photo book which you can purchase at Amazon here. As I have noted before, Bible Places has the...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 05:17

Exodus 40:16-33: "The LORD Commanded Him&rdquo;

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In a recent chapel message, I noted that in Exodus 40:16-33 the phrase, “the LORD commanded him” is used in v. 16 and “as the LORD had commanded Moses” occurs seven times (vv. 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 32; cf. Exod 7:6, 10, 20). Clearly,...

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