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, 24 May 2019 00:42

Psalm West

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I imagine most of the readers of this blog do not keep up with the Kardashians. However, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian named their newest child Psalm West. As you may have guessed, they named their son after the biblical book. People magazine has an explanation here.

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 00:19

Preaching Versus Teaching?

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I have often been asked about the difference between preaching and teaching. I usually mumble that one is more informational and the other more transformational and hope that I do not get pressed too hard to explain how preaching does not involve information and how teaching is not intended for...

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:40

Bad Biblical Theology Preaching

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Samuel Enmadi identifies four ways that bad biblical theology leads to bad preaching here.

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Monday, 20 May 2019 23:58

Weights and Measures

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Claude Mariottini posts about how ancient Israel established weights and measures here.

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Monday, 20 May 2019 00:47

The Book of James

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Preaching Source has recently posted a series of blog posts on the book of James.
  • Mark Taylor discusses the themes in James here.
  • Kie Bowman discusses the genre of James here.
  • Matt Emerson discusses how to find pericopes in James here.
  • Craig Etheredge discusses the context of James here
  • Jason...

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Saturday, 18 May 2019 22:33

Preaching the Wrd of God as the Word of God

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David Allen has a great reminder here.

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Friday, 17 May 2019 00:13

Hosea's Marriage to Gomer

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Derek Bass asks and answers the question, "Why did God command Hosea to marry an immoral woman?" here. This post assumes that Gomer was immoral rather than idolatrous as some like Douglas Stuart argue.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:43

Picturing Daniel

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I have spent a fair amount of time teaching the book of Daniel. Finding pictures and artwork is fairly easy whether it involves paintings of Daniel in the lion's den or Daniel 2's  statue as empires. It seems that this book has captured the imagination of not a few artists. But if you are...

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 09:05

The Big Debate over the Big Idea

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Last year Abraham Kuruvilla proposed last year that it might be time to kill the "big idea" approach that is so commonly taught and utilized in preaching (e.g., Haddon Robinson, Don Sunukjian, et al.). Now, Steven Mathewson is proposing that we ought to let the "big idea" live. You can read...

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Monday, 13 May 2019 00:35

Linguistics New Testament Greek Conference Video

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Video for the 2019 Linguistics & New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate Conference is available here.HT: Dave Black

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Sunday, 12 May 2019 05:48

Ancient Israelite Cosmology

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Justin Taylor discusses here Vern Poythress's recent book on Genesis 1–3, in particular how it challenges some widely-held views of ancient Israelite cosmology. It sounds like this is some much needed push back on some aspects concerning ancient cosmology that needs to be reexamined and not...

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Saturday, 11 May 2019 01:24

Proverbs 31 and the Church

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Chad Ashby suggests here that Proverbs 31 should be mainly applied to the Church. The dogmatic subtitle states, "The ‘wife of noble character’ is rarely applied to whom it was meant to describe." Unfortunately such a meaning would be quite foreign to the original Israelite audience. One...

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Friday, 10 May 2019 01:39

Teaching Systematic Theology in the Local Church

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Joshua Hebert gives three reasons to do so here.

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Thursday, 09 May 2019 01:23

Free Acts Class Taught by Craig Keener

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BiblicalTraining.org is offering a free new class on Acts taught by Craig Keener. This includes 24-hours of lectures, transcriptions, and outlines. You can check it out here.

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Larry Hurtado identifies five “pre-Christian” Jewish biblical manuscripts in Greek that contain the  Divine Name here.

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 00:24

Using Personal Illustrations

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Ian Paul has some pretty good advice here on using personal illustrations in preaching.

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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 00:29

Free Ebook: Fee's Revelation Commentary

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Wipf & Stock is offering Gordon Fee's Revelationcommentary as a free eBook. Acts fast since the offer is only good until 5/13.  Use the following instructions.1. Click on the image above, or this link 2. Click "ADD TO CART" on the eBook option 3. Code "ebookfree" is automatically applied...

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Sunday, 05 May 2019 04:31

How Can I Regain the Use of Greek and Hebrew?

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Steve Mathewson answers the question with some suggestions here.

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Saturday, 04 May 2019 00:05

Online Medieval Psalms Commentaries

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Willem-Jan de Wit has compiled a helpful list of online Medieval Psalms commentaries on here.

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 23:29

Warren Wiersbe (1929–2019)

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Justin Taylor has noted the death of Warren Wiersbe. I never met the man personally but have used and benefited from his many books. While his commentaries were usually more devotional than exegetical, I often appreciated Wiersbe's clarity, pastoral insights, and ability to turn a phrase.

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I know that The Babylon Bee is satire but this is funny and sadly might not be to far off the mark.

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