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, 23 February 2018 05:28

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.Phyllis A. Bird Faith, Feminism, and the Forum of Scripture: Essays on Biblical Theology and Hermeneuticshttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:16

A Bulla of Isaiah the Prophet

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Several news outlets, including this one, are reporting that a "seal" (more technically a bulla) possibly referencing the prophet Isaiah has been found.

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:02

Billy Graham (1918–2018)

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As many probably know by now, Billy Graham has gone to be with the Lord. I am thankful for his ministry and especially so, because I came to know the Lord through one of his crusades.

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 01:40

Pastoral Training

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Christianity Today has posted an article here on the changing nature of pastoral training in the United States.

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Friday, 16 February 2018 12:47

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. Pancratius C. Beentjes “With All Your Soul Fear The Lord” (Sir. 7:27): Collected Essays on the Book of Ben Sira IIhttp://www.book...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 04:24

Using Hebrews as a Model for Preaching

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Austin Duncan has a good word here on using Hebrews as a model for our own preaching. One might quibble with his assertion that, "the book of Hebrews is the only letter in the Bible that contains an inspired sermon" since some consider James to also fall into that category but overall there...

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:02

An Absurd Reading of Genesis 3

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When I first saw this posting I thought it had to be fake news but apparently it is not. This is simply the most absurd reading of Genesis 3 that I have ever seen. The fact that it is made by a so-called rabbi makes it even worse. I thought about not even providing the link but it needs to be seen...

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Monday, 12 February 2018 13:07

The Authorship of James

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Phil Long has a good succinct discussion of the authorship of James here.

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Saturday, 10 February 2018 05:28

More Effective Storytelling

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Inc. has a brief but helpful article here on telling more effective stories.

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Friday, 09 February 2018 07:01

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. Brendon C. Benz The Land before the Kingdom of Israel: A History of the Southern Levant and the People Who Populated Ithttp://www.bookreviews...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 22:09

Two Biblical Geography Resources.

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Mark Hoffman has a helpful and up-to-date survey of Bible atlases here. And John Beck has a website with a number of resources here.

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 00:36

The Late Bronze Age Chronology at Tel Gezer

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I had the opportunity last summer to play a very small part in Lyndelle Webster's project noted here. I am thankful to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for helping me have that opportunity. Here is a picture of me trying to find some of the small seeds to be used in the radiocarbon dating.

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 00:41

The Use of Nomos in the New Testament

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Larry Hurtado has an interesting post here on the use of the Greek term nomos,usually translated "law," and its cognates in the New Testament. But to get a more robust understanding of law as a concept in the NT one would need to examine related terms such as "custom," "commandment," "Moses,"...

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Sunday, 04 February 2018 23:49

Hurtado on Semitic Language in Mark

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Larry Hurtado has an interesting post here on why Mark may have used Semitic terminology in his Gospel.

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Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary has posted their 2018 faculty recommended booklist here. This is is a pretty good list but I question whether Köstenberger's commentary on John should be included given its recent problems and the fact that Baker has pulled it. Unfortunately, there are...

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Saturday, 03 February 2018 06:57

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. J. P. Davies Paul among the Apocalypses? An Evaluation of the ‘Apocalyptic Paul’ in the Context of Jewish and Christian...

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Peter Gurry has three posts related to what a pastor should know about developments in New Testament textual criticism here, here, and here.

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The free Logos Book for the Month for February is John R. W. Stott's Message of the Sermon on the Mountfrom The Bible Speaks Today series. You can also purchase The Message of Ephesians in the same seriesfor $1.99 and The Message of the Psalms for $4.99. There is also a contest to win a 7 volume J...

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 08:32

A Master's-Level Reading List for Old Testament Students

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You can see one here.

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 09:50

Köstenberger on Preaching the Gospel of John

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Andreas Köstenberger talks about preaching the Gospel of John here.

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Sunday, 28 January 2018 23:31

Resources for Researching Early Christianity

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Stephen Presley provides a helpful list here of some resources for researching early Christianity.

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Friday, 26 January 2018 22:25

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. Mira BalbergPurity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literaturehttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11062 Reviewed by Lennart...

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Friday, 26 January 2018 10:29

Translating New Testament Slavery Texts

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Philip Jenkins discusses the challenges related to translating slavery texts in the New Testament here.

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Friday, 26 January 2018 06:06

Matthew 10:21 and Malachi 4:6.

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Abram K-J has an interesting post here on whether Jesus' words recorded in Matthew 10:21 which seem allude to Malachi 4:6 follow the MT (3:24) or LXX (3:23).

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 10:47

Vlach on Psalm 8 in the New Testament

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Michael Vlach discusses the use of Psalm 8 in the New Testament here.

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