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, 11 October 2017 00:36

1 Corinthians 14:34-35 Again

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I recently posted about the recently renewed interest in the text-critical issue involving 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 (see here). Richard Fellows has now posted on the issue and questions Payne's measurements of the bars in Vaticanus. I wont take the time to explain it further, but this is wonderful...

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 08:51

The Photo Companion to the Bible

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I have long touted the resources produced by Todd Bolen and BiblePlaces. This post shows one reason why thePhoto Companion to the Bible is such a valuable resource to the teacher, preacher, or student. The labeling in this resource is a frustration-reducing time-saver. Even seasoned Bible students...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 22:53

Online Resources for 2 Peter

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Michael Kok has a list of online resources for 2 Peter here.

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Sunday, 08 October 2017 05:48

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 G. Brett Political Trauma and Healing: Biblical Ethics for a Postcolonial Worldhttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11848 R...

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Friday, 06 October 2017 23:31

Translating Cuneiform

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This is an interesting and informative article behind the efforts to translate cuneiform.

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Friday, 06 October 2017 00:45

Student Entitlement

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Those involved in the academic world are usually familiar with the phenomenon of student entitlement. This post by Maryellen Weimar provides a brief but helpful discussion on the topic. I particularly appreciate Weimar's comment that, "telling them that’s wrong isn’t likely to change...

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 01:07

Social Media: Who Is Using Whom?

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This post asks the question, "Are You Using Social Media or Being Used By It?" There is much to think about here.

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 05:48

The Authenticity of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35

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Some readers might be following the renewed text-critical debate raised by Philip Payne concerning the authenticity of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. In any case, Ian Paul has a fairly balanced post here on the issue.

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 23:03

Moisés Silva on Learning and Translating Greek

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This post interacts shares some sage thoughts from Moisés Silva’s on learning and translating Greek.HT: Jeff at the Scripture Zealot Blog

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 02:40

Karl Barth

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William Evans explains here why he still does doesn't care for Karl Barth.HT: Lisa Robinson

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Monday, 02 October 2017 10:04

Free Audio Book: The Whole Christ

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Christianaudio.com is offeringThe Whole Christby Sinclair Fergusonas their free audio download for the month of October. You can access this offer here.

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Sunday, 01 October 2017 05:28

Free Logos Book for October: Romans

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The free Logos Book of the Month for October is Joseph Fitzmyer's Romanscommentary in the Anchor series. You can also purchase Francis Anderson's HabakkukorJ. Louis Martyn's Galatians in the same series for $1.99 and $2.99 respectively. And you can enter to win the fifty-five volume Luther's...

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Saturday, 30 September 2017 00:28

Leading with Questions

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Bob Tiede lists his top 15 leading with questions books here.HT: George Hillman

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 04:52

Choosing a Seminary

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Bob Wilkin has some helpful thoughts here concerning choosing a seminary. I think Bob's reminder that there can be a disconnect between an institutions doctrinal statement and what is actually held and taught is important. His reminder concerning prayer and spiritual formation is also worth...

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:58

Mark 1:13 and the Old Testament

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John Meade notes here some possible allusions in Mark 1:13 to the LXX of Leviticus 26:6 and Psalm 90:11-13. The possible connections are interesting and perhaps correct but I think he overstates the conclusion.
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Monday, 25 September 2017 22:14

The Bible in Thirty Chapters

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This post seeks to trace the Bible's story through thirty key chapters.

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 12:20

Text-Driven Preaching Workshop on Philemon

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There is still time to sign up for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Text-Driven Preaching Workshop focusing on Philemon. The workshop is on Monday, October 9 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). Speakers include David Allen, Denny Autrey, Deron Biles, Barry McCarty, Matthew McKellar, and...

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Friday, 22 September 2017 00:05

Outlines for Hebrews

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Michael Kok continues his helpful series on Hebrews. In this post he links to a number of outlines for the book.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:48

The 17th Edition of The Chicago Manual of Style

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I am not sure how I missed it, but the 17th edition of TheChicago Manual of Style is now out. Grammar nerds everywhere rejoice! The Washington Posthas a write up here.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:39

Pointers for Preaching Habakkuk

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Jeff Hampton gives some pointers on preaching Habakkuk here. By the way, Preaching Source is a great resource for preachers. 

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Monday, 18 September 2017 23:08

Getting Inside the Brain of a Prophet

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The Atlantic has an interesting article and interview with James Kugel here concerning his most recent book, The Great Shift: Encountering God in Biblical Times. The book apparently tries to understand how prophets might have received their revelations by looking at socio-cultural perceptions of...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 00:40

Dating the Book of Hebrews

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Michael Kok follows up his post on the authorship of Hebrews here with a post here laying out some of the data to be taken into consideration in dating the book.

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:32

The Appointment of David Friedrich Strauss

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This is an interesting article on the controversy surrounding the appointment of David Friedrich Strauss to the faculty of the University of Zurich.

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:09

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. Timothy A. Brookins and Bruce W. Longenecker 1 Corinthians 10–16: A Handbook on the Greek Texthttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp...

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Friday, 15 September 2017 10:16

The Authorship of Hebrews

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Michael Kok has a pretty good discussion on the authorship of Hebrews here.

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