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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Monday, 04 February 2019 09:59

"In Remebrance of Me"

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In 1 Corinthians 11:24-25, Paul twice quotes the Lord: “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." and “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me” (my bold). But what is meant by remembrance? Robert...

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Sunday, 03 February 2019 03:46

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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Friday, 01 February 2019 22:18

Free Audio Book of the Month: The Pilgrim's Progress

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Christianaudio.com's free audio book of the month is John Bunyan's ThePilgrim's Progress.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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Friday, 01 February 2019 01:33

Acts in the Month of February

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imageSince February has 28 days, and Acts has 28 chapters, BiblePlaces has posted 28 sets of pictures and explanations for each chapter. You can check them out here.If you like what you see, then you should  consider getting all 4,000+ pictures in the Photo Companion to the Bible volume on Acts. It...

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The free Logos Book for the Month for February is Mark Seifrid'sChrist, Our Righteousness: Paul’s Theology of Justificationin the New Studies in Biblical Theology series.  You can also purchase Peter Bolt'sThe Crossin the Distance or Craig Blomberg'sContagious Holinessin the same...

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 06:05

Imprecatory Psalms

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Gary Yates and David Croteau address the problem of imprecatory psalms here.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 22:25

Communication Challenges in a Divided Culture

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Geoge Barna presents research here on the communication challenges that pastors face in our divided culture here.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 04:14

The Ideal Seminary Student

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David Allen writes about the five characteristics of the ideal seminary student here. To these five I would also add a hunger to learn or an innate curiosity. It seems self-evident that one would be in school to learn but sadly I have found that this is not always the case. Such students may pass...

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Sunday, 27 January 2019 22:28

Obadiah Resources

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Stephen Cook has been posting pictures and links (usually Daily Dose of Hebrew) related to each verse in the book of Obadiah. I wont list each link but here are a few to give you an idea of what they are like (Obadiah 13, 15, 18)

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Saturday, 26 January 2019 00:38

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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Friday, 25 January 2019 00:25

The One Who Trampled Hades Underfoot

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imageI know that the title is a mouthful but you might enjoy this talk by Matthew Emerson,"'The One Who Trampled Hades Underfoot': A Comparative Analysis of Christ's Descent to the Dead and Trinitarian Relation in Second-Century Christian Texts and Hans Urs von Balthasar."

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 05:23

The Bronze Serpent in Numbers and Idolatry

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Henry Neufeld addresses the question here of whether God was commanding idolatry to look on the bronze serpent in Numbers 21:6-9.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 10:58

Manipulation Versus Persuasion in Preaching

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Clay Smith talks about it here.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 04:48

Horse Figurines

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Two horse figurines were recently discovered in Israel. One of the horses appears to be from the Iron Age (1200-586 BC) and the other from the Hellenistic period (332-37 BC). There is a good article with pictures here
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If you are interested in horses and the Bible, a good academic resource is...

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Monday, 21 January 2019 03:09

Psalm 15

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O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
     Who shall dwell on your holy hill? 
For many today, David’s opening question seems so antiquated, so last week. The default is, if, there is a God, he doesn’t really care how we approach him, just that we approach...

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Sunday, 20 January 2019 07:31

Preaching through Nehemiah

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Timothy Raymond gives you four reasons to so here.

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Friday, 18 January 2019 23:42

Free Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms

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IVP Academic is offering a free PDF of their Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms. You can get it here.

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Friday, 18 January 2019 05:50

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 08:08

A Jewish Perspective on Tithing

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You can read one perspective here.

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 01:42

The Race for the Next Dead Sea Scrolls

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Haaretzhas an article on the search for more Dead Sea Scrolls here. Unfortunately, the article appears to be behind a paywall although I was able to access it.

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:42

The Berlin Pedestal

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Early references to Old Testament Israel are not common. Typically, the Merneptah Stele is considered the oldest extra-biblical reference to Israel. But some suggest that the so-called Berlin Pedestal should be considered the oldest reference. You can read about it here. Another article can be...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 03:41

Old Testament Figures as Moral Examples?

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Moralistic, "be a Daniel," kind of preaching has rightly been criticized for a variety of reasons. But Michael Kruger is right to point out here that there is a place for using Old Testament (and New Testament) characters as exemplars if it is done rightly.

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Sunday, 13 January 2019 04:33

Studying Biblical Geography

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I didn't really enjoy studying geography in grade school and it took me awhile to warm up to the topic in Bible college and seminary. But I am fully convinced of its value now and this post gives three basic reasons to study the biblical geography of Israel.

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Friday, 11 January 2019 23:00

Song of Solomon a Key to the Great Commission?

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This article in Christianity Today seems to think so. But even if one sets aside the dubious and strained allegorical interpretation, I don't see a significant connection to the Great Commission here much less a "key." But this article does illustrate the problem with the allegorical approach where...

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Friday, 11 January 2019 00:51

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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