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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Thursday, 18 January 2018 04:18

Three Books for Preaching Ecclesiastes

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Matt Capps writes about three books that he found helpful for preaching Ecclesiastes here.

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:36

How to Read Faster in Seminary

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Just in time for the spring semester, Seminary Survival Guide has some helpful infographic on surviving the reading demands of graduate school here. I question whether the 200 pages per week per course number for at least master's level students is correct. But I suppose this might vary quite a bit...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 08:26

John Piper on the Value of the Old Testament

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You can read or listen to John Piper's comments on the value of the Old Testament for the Christian life here.

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Monday, 15 January 2018 08:54

The Complexity of Translation

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The New Yorker has an interesting article here related to the recent translation of a Korean novel into English.

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 08:19

Donald Campbell (1926–2018)

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Donald Campbell, former professor and president of Dallas Theological Seminary, has gone to be with the Lord. There is a nice write-up here. Although I met Dr. Campbell on a few occasions, I mainly profited from his preaching and popular level expositions.

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Saturday, 13 January 2018 07:20

Grant Osborne on the Teacher as Pastor

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Grant Osborne has some helpful advice or reminders about the role of the professor in the Bible college or seminary classroom here. Here is an excerpt.
"I have long felt that if all I was in the classroom was a disseminator of information, I would fail. The problem today is that the seminary (or...

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Saturday, 13 January 2018 04:52

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. Mark J. Boda, Michael H. Floyd, and Colin M. Toffelmire, eds.The Book of the Twelve and the New Form Criticismhttp://www.bookreviews.org/boo...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 23:59

The Dating of Acts

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This post, which is adapted from a course taught by Darrell Bock, covers the issue of the dating of Acts pretty well. 

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 09:46

Improving Your Speaking Skills

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Although this post by Jason Shen is not specifically about teaching or preaching, there is some helpful advice about becoming a better speaker.

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 09:28

The Primacy of Peter

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I do not hold to the primacy of Peter, at least in the Roman Catholic sense, or perhaps more accurately, the implications that they draw from it, namely, from the primacy to the papacy. But Dave Armstrong gives us fifty reasons supporting the primacy here and the twenty reasons he considers the...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 06:33

Writing Sermons with Integrity

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Brad Whitt has a thoughtful and helpful post on avoiding sermon plagiarism here.

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Monday, 08 January 2018 06:47

Journal of Biblical Literature 136:4

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The lasted volume of the Journal of Biblical Literature is now out. Here is a list of the articles with links to abstracts.Creating a New “Great Divide”: The Exoticization of Ancient Culture in Some Recent Applications of Orality Studies to the BiblePaul S. EvansabstractThe Date of the...

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 10:15

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. Eric D. Barreto, Matthew L. Skinner, and Steve Walton, eds. Reading Acts in the Discourses of Masculinity and Politicshttp://www.bookreviews....

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Friday, 05 January 2018 02:45

Free Commentaries on 1-2 Kings

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Rob Bradshaw has posted about four free commentaries and other resources on these books here.

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 10:49

Old Testament Quotations in 1 Peter

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Mahlon Smith posts about them here.

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 06:43

Douglas Campbell on 1 Corinthians

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The Christian Century has a good article written by Douglas Campbell on 1 Corinthians here. Is a fairly lengthy article so here are two paragraphs that I appreciated. 
"The church at Corinth was a mess. I count 15 distinguishable problems that Paul addresses in 1 Corinthians: partisanship, with...

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Christianaudio.com is offering Tony Reinke's Twelve Ways Your Phone Is Changing You as their free audio download for the month of January. To read more about this resource and to get your free audio download in either MP3 or M4B formats go here.

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The free Logos Book for the Month for January is Todd Wilson's Galatianscommentary in the Preaching the Word Series. You can also purchase Ray Orland's Proverbs volume in the same seriesfor $1.99 and Martyn Lloyd-Jones' Acts: Chapters 1-8 for $9.99. There is also a contest to win a 7 volume D. A....

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 10:16

Interview with Mark Keown on Philippians

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Todd Scacewater has a pretty interesting interview here with Mark Keown on Philippians. Keown has written a two-volume commentary on Philippians in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series.

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Friday, 29 December 2017 09:40

Questioning Apocalyptic

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I have long struggled with apocalyptic both as a phenomenon and as a genre. It is not so much that I don't understand what is said about these but rather how the term apocalyptic and the baggage that comes with it is applied to books in the Bible (e.g., Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariah, Revelation). Too...

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Gordon Govier enumerates and discusses them here.

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Check Todd's list out here. And if you don't already have Todd's resources or his Photo Companion to the Bible and/or his Pictorial Library of Bible Lands were left out of your stocking, you might want to check them out here.

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Friday, 22 December 2017 06:08

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. Robert Karl GnuseThe Elohist: A Seventh-Century Theological Traditionhttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11643 Reviewed by...

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:16

Paul on the Road to Assos (Acts 20)

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I like the book of Acts and dabble in Bible geography so I enjoyed this post by Carl Rasmussen on Paul's trip to Assos from Troas and his companions trip by sea to Assos (Acts 20:13–14). So good so far. But trying to determine why two different routes were taken is difficult because the text...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 07:24

Should Christmas Carols Be Biblically Accurate?

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Ian Paul seeks to answer that question here.

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