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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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:02

Prothro on Justification

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Peter Leithart interacts with James Prothro's article, “The Strange Case of Dikaioo in the Septuagint and Paul: The Oddity and Origins of Paul's Talk of ‘Justification'” here.

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Monday, 19 June 2017 10:51

The Sermon Is not Dead

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Those that think that preaching is passé should read this.

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 04:25

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.Yitzhak Berger Jonah in the Shadows of Edenhttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11344 Reviewed by Paul L. Redditt Mark Glen Bilby A...

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Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:57

The Gateway to Hell at Hierapolis?

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Carl Rasmussen has an interesting post here on recent excavations and the "Gateway to Hell" at Hierapolis.

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Friday, 16 June 2017 00:54

What Can You Do with a PhD in Theology?

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With so few academic positions open, Nathan Finn asks and answers the question here.

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:02

The Letter to Ephesus in Revelation

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Abram K-J has a nice mind map here for Revelation’s letter to Ephesus (rev 3:1-7).

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Christianity Today's article, "Sorry, Old Testament: Most Theologians Don't Use You" is worth reading.

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:10

The Difference between Bible College and Seminary

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Chris Dickerson explains the basic differences between Bible college and seminary here.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 00:49

Imperatives in Preaching Biblical Narratives

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William Barrick has a very helpful post hereabout the prescriptive nature of Old Testament narratives.

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Monday, 12 June 2017 03:03

What You Should Know about Reading the Bible

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Peter Cockrell lists ten points here.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017 01:16

The Point of Biblical Theology

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"The point of biblical theology, therefore, is to reaffirm revelation in history within a robust view of the divinely inspired reliability of the biblical text itself, which will require restoring the humility of the theologian before the text and, supremely, before God, whose text it is.” Sco...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 01:18

Archaeological Evidence for King David

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Kenneth Way has a good post here discussing the archaeological evidence for King David.

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 00:23

My Screwtape Letter

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I was recently going through some of my old seminary assignments and came across a paper that I apparently modeled after C. S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. I must confess that I do not remember the assignment or the course for which it was created. But, I have lightly edited it and condensed it...

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 00:22

Is It Proper to Preach the Psalms?

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To be honest, I have always assumed that the Psalms could and should be preached. But as Sidney Greidanus points out, Claus Westermann, Donald Gowan, and others believe that the Psalms can be prayed and sung but they should not be preached. but Greidanus offers four reasons why the Psalms should be...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 01:27

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.Holly Beers The Followers of Jesus as the ‘Servant’: Luke’s Model from Isaiah for the Disciples in Luke-Actshttp://www.bookrev...

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Monday, 05 June 2017 01:35

Temples as Banks in the Ancient World?

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I like many others have often taught that temples in the ancient world often functioned as de facto banks. But if Marty Stevens is correct then such a linkage as at best imprecise or inadequate. Note the following helpful clarification from Stevens.
But the ancient temple as “bank” is...

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Saturday, 03 June 2017 02:47

Syntax of Biblical Hebrew Poetry

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Robert Holmsedt has made his paper "The Syntax of Poetry in Biblical Hebrew" available here.

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Friday, 02 June 2017 00:03

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.Joel B. Green Conversion in Luke-Acts: Divine Action, Human Cognition, and the People of Godhttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11...

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The free Logos Book of the Month for Juneis Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology by John Frame. You can also purchaseJustification by Grace through Faith: Finding Freedom from Legalism, Lawlessness, Pride, and Despairfor $1.99 or enter to winthe entire eleven-volum...

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 00:58

Free Images: Zondervan Atlas of the Bible

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Carl Rasmussen has made all of the images from his ZondervanAtlas of theBibleavailable for free here.

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 01:32

Free Audio: Darrell Bock on the Historical Jesus

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Credo Courses is offering free audio of Darrell Bock's course "The Historical Jesus" here.

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Monday, 29 May 2017 00:45

Egypt as Divine Incubator

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I was reminded recently of how Egypt served as a divine incubator of sorts for Jacob's family (Gen 46-50). The two great dangers facing the incipient nation of Israel was assimilation and/or elimination. Certain aspects related to Egypt provided protection from both. Here is a simple table I...

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Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:14

Relationships between Brothers in Genesis

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As I was wrapping up a study of Genesis, I was struck by the fact that the final restoration scene between Joseph and his brothers ends well (Gen 50:15-21). This is unlike most of the brotherly relationships in Genesis that tend to end in dysfunction or death. Consider Cain killing Abel, Isaac and...

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Friday, 26 May 2017 00:46

Ten Theses on Biblical Theology

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Scott Hafemann along with Richard Schultz developed the following “Ten Theses on Biblical Theology.” 1. Biblical theology should be biblical, taking the canon in its entirety as its starting point and criterion. 2. Biblical theology should be theological, aiming at making synthetic...

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 02:45

Genesis 1 to Exodus 40 as Prelude to Leviticus

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L. Michael Morales’ biblical theology of Leviticus is an interesting read. The following quote sets up where Morales sees Leviticus going.
imageAs the fiery glory of YHWH fills the tabernacle at the end of the book of Exodus, the drama of redemptive history thus far comes to a culminating...

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