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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Friday, 15 November 2019 00:21

Books, Bed Bugs, a Library, and the Old Testament

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If you are reading the title above and wondering how all of this fits together you need to read this article about a local library is banning borrowing privileges of those who return books with pests and somehow framing at the Old Testament’s leprosy policy.” There should be a good...

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:01

Mirror Reading and 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

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Jay Smith has a nice article in DTS Magazinehere on the practice of mirror reading and applying that practice specifically to 1 Corinthians 6:12-20.

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019 12:28

Psalm 2 Links

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I have been working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some of my favorite links that I discovered during my research. There is a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 2 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful...

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 00:39

Preaching The Tower of Babel (Gen 11:1-9)

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David Allen is starting a three part series of posts here on preaching the Tower of Babel from Genesis 11:1-9.

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Sunday, 10 November 2019 23:23

Teaching Esther

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Nancy Guthrie talks to Christopher Ash here about teaching Esther.

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Sunday, 10 November 2019 03:38

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

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Friday, 08 November 2019 23:35

"Like the Angels" in Luke 20

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Ian Paul has a thoughtful and interesting discussion here on what Jesus meant by "like the angels" in Luke 20.

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Friday, 08 November 2019 00:07

The Historical Adam Debate

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Brandon Smith handles the issues pretty well in this blog post.

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 00:17

Improving Your Teaching

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This list of ten suggestions is not really new but still pretty good.

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 23:23

Humor in Preaching

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Jeff Robinson has some pretty good thoughts here. I would add that there are different kinds of humor and so use the type that best fits your personality. Some can do jokes while others excel puns or witticisms. It is akin to the old Ed Wynn saying, "A comic is one who says funny things; a comedian...

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Monday, 04 November 2019 22:20

Free eBook: Beware the Evil Eye Volume 1

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Wipf & Stock is offering a free eBook copy of John Elliott's Beware the Evil Eye Volume 1: The Evil Eye in the Bible and the Ancient World-Introduction, Mesopotamia, and Egypt until 11/11/2019. Here are the instructions to get your copy.
 
1. Use this link 2. Click "ADD TO CART" on the eBook...

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Sunday, 03 November 2019 23:40

The Love of God in the Prophets

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Preachers are sometimes reticent to preach the Prophets because they see little relevance or practical importance in the literature. But note what Larry Walker has to say about the subject of love in the Old Testament.
"The prophets, utilizing a rich religious heritage, proclaimed a manifold love of...

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Saturday, 02 November 2019 04:09

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 23:46

Free Logos Book for November: The Gospel of Mark (NIGTC)

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The free Logos Book for the Month for November is R. T. Frances' Markcommentaryin the NIGTC series.James D. G. Dunn's Colossians and Philemon and/or Anthony Thiselton's First Epistle to the Corinthians in the same series can also be hadfor$4.99 and$9.99 respectively. Unfortunately, I already...

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:40

The Lord's Prayer

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Bryan Litfin has a pretty discussion of the Lord's Prayer here by looking at Wesley Hill's recent book on the passage.

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:23

Writing a Commentary on Revelation

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Ian Paul talks about his experience of writing a commentary on Revelation here.

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Monday, 28 October 2019 23:46

Increasing Learning in 3 Seconds

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Jennifer Sullivan has some helpful thoughts here on the value of pausing sufficiently after asking a question. As Tom Petty has noted, "The waiting is the hardest part."

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Monday, 28 October 2019 10:05

Bible Exposition Venn Diagram

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Bible exposition is a label that seems to be used more than it is understood. Is it a methodology or a result? Or in other words, does one do Bible exposition or does one produce Bible exposition? It is little wonder that Bible exposition means many things to many people.
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Sunday, 27 October 2019 05:21

Tel Shiloh Scarab

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During the last two summers I have participated in a dig at Tel Shiloh. This past summer, a scarab was found in the square that I was supervising. We were pretty excited then and now it has made an appearance in a recent television program. Here is a screenshot from the program. In the program it...

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Saturday, 26 October 2019 00:31

Lessons on Preaching

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Craig Schill talks about lessons that he learned about preaching from Dr. John Reed. There is some good stuff here.

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Friday, 25 October 2019 07:10

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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Thursday, 24 October 2019 10:42

Psalm 1 Links

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I have been working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some of my favorite links that I discovered during my research. There is a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 1 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in...

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 00:38

Teaching Ezra

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Nancy Guthrie talks to Aaron Messner about it here.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 10:08

Free Course on Job

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Biblicaltraining.org continues to offer wonderful Bible study resources including a new course on Job taught by Duane Garrett. You can check it out here.

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Monday, 21 October 2019 00:34

Significant Words in Jonah

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Kie Bowman talks about "important" words in Jonah here. I hope that this comment is not too pedantic but I would suggest that it is better to speak of significant words in Jonah. The actual words in question are rather ordinary but the ways that they are used is significant. In any case, kudos for...

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