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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Saturday, 23 March 2019 01:07

Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition

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I almost purchased this last this new reader's edition last year and I still want to do so. This brief article provides further incentive to do so.

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Friday, 22 March 2019 00:40

Ineffective Sermons

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Adrian Reynolds in this post suggests that there are at least seven ways that you can preach them.

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 11:04

Acts 18 and the Wickedness of Corinth

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Phil Long's post here related to the wickedness of Corinth is spot on. I realize that this will wreck some good sermons but we should strive to present things accurately. By the way, Phil's blog is one of the better biblioblogs out there. I read it often.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 09:40

Christian Theology in a Post-Theological Church World?

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This post by Roger Olson is worth reading. My sense is that things are probably going to get worse before they get better.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019 02:09

The Law in Matthew 5:17-19

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Michael Vlach discusses the meaning of the term "Law" in Matthew 5:17-19 here and here.

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Monday, 18 March 2019 00:16

Is That Sermon Really Yours?

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Scot McKnight asks this question here and offers a few helpful thoughts along the way. This is becoming more-and-more of an issue in the digital era.

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Friday, 15 March 2019 07:33

The Early Church's Textual Commitment

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Larry Hurtado provides a good reminder here of how the early church was willing to go through the costly and time-consuming process of producing and disseminating Scripture. We are relatively spoiled in our age. I probably have 30-50 Bibles of various kinds, three versions of Bible software on my...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 06:58

Early Christianity and Infanticide and Exposure

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In Louise Gosbell's article,"'As long as it's healthy': What can we learn from early Christianity's resistance to infanticide and exposure?"she notes that "the New Testament is silent on the issues of infanticide and exposure."However,David Instone-Brewer has argued that a prohibition against...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:55

Pets in Heaven?

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John Piper gives a fairly reasoned response to the question here.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 10:59

Why Do so Many Egyptian Statues Have Broken Noses?

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An answer is provided here. This article provides further insight on how counter-cultural the Decalogue's prohibition of "graven images" actually was.

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Monday, 11 March 2019 00:34

Egypt and Ancient Israel

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If you are in the Fort Worth area on March 26, you might be interested in a free lecture by Egyptologist Dr. Hoffmeier at 5:00-6:30 PM. Or you can attend an entire all-day conference entitled "Egypt and Ancient Israel: Merneptah's Canaanite Campaign - History or Propaganda" at a modest cost (see...

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Sunday, 10 March 2019 08:33

Peter Williams on the Words of Jesus and God

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Peter Williams was recently the speaker of the Sizemore Lectures at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can access his two messages using the links below.Can we Know the Exact Words of God?Can We Know the Exact Words of Jesus?HT: Daniel Watson

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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.<!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 10:48

Genesis 25:1-11

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It is generally recognized that Genesis 25:1-11 provides a transition from the Abraham story to the Isaac story. This is correct but one should also not the continuity of the Abrahamic Covenant and its promises in these verses. Here are a few points of continuity.
  • Like his father Abraham (Gen...

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 11:56

Book Recommendations on Christian Origins

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Larry Hurtado has posted a list here.

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Recently Stan Porter gave three lectures as part of The Ellis Lectures at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The topic addressed was "Can Greek Linguistics Inform New Testament Theology?" Three three lectures were given (see below) but I have only provided a link to the first since I don't...

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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.<!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;...

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 03:50

Books Don't Belong in the Bathroom?

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Somehow I missed this post a few months ago about why books don't belong in the bathroom. I was tempted to throw a pun in here but I will resist.

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Friday, 01 March 2019 23:41

Three Reasons to Preach through Micah

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Mark Livingston talk about them here.

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 22:30

Free Logos Book for March: How Bible Stories Work

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The free Logos Book for the Month for March is Leland Ryken'sHow Bible Stories Work: A Guided Study of Biblical Narrative You can also purchase Ryken'sJesus the Hero: A Guided Literary Study of the Gospels orShort Sentences Long Remembered: A Guided Study of Proverbs and Other Wisdom...

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 23:03

Two Recent Books on the Decalogue

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Louis McBride discusses and compares two recent books on the Decalogue here.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 23:08

Teaching Zechariah

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Nancy Guthrie interviews Anthony Peterson here about teaching the book of Zechariah. The link will allow you to listen to the audio or read a transcript.

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Monday, 25 February 2019 23:03

Faux Christian Quotes

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Trevin Wax has a number of them in this post, including supposed quotes from Bonhoeffer, Spurgeon, Chesterton, Luther and others.

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Monday, 25 February 2019 03:57

Hurtado on the Woman Caught in Adultery

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Larry Hurtado discusses the work here of Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman on well-known textual problem in the Gospel of John 7:53—8:11, the so-called Pericope Adulterae.

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Sunday, 24 February 2019 12:12

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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