Jun 28, 2022

Preaching to a Post-Christian America

One could debate or nuance a point here or there but I suspect that Carey Nieuwhof is right about needing these seven skills to preach to a post-Christian America.

Jun 27, 2022

Philippians 4:13

Jason Meyer has a good post here on the oft-quoted but not always understood, Philippians 4:13.

Jun 25, 2022

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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 to read them.

Jason K. Driesbach, 4QSamuela and the Text of Samuel
Sidnie White Crawford

G. Roger Greene, The Ministry of Paul the Apostle: History and Redaction
Mark Cooper

Jesper Høgenhaven, Frederik Poulsen, and Cian Power, eds., Images of Exile in the Prophetic Literature: Copenhagen Conference Proceedings 7–10 May 2017
Corrine Carvalho

Kenneth G. Holum, ed., Caesarea Maritima Excavations in the Old City 1989–2003, Conducted by the University of Maryland and the University of Haifa, Final Reports Volume 1: The Temple Platform (Area TP), Neighboring Quarters (Area TPS and Z), and the Inner Harbor Quays (Area I); Hellenistic Evidence, King Herod’s Harbor Temple, Intermediate Occupation, and the Octagonal Harbor Church
Benjamin D. Gordon

Gerhard Lohfink, The Forty Parables of Jesus
Klyne Snodgrass

Ulrich Luz, Theologische Aufsätze
Mark Elliott

Thomas H. McCall, Analytic Christology and the Theological Interpretation of the New Testament
Christopher T. Holmes

Beatrix Potter; Joey McCollum and Brent Nierdergall, eds., The Tale of Peter Rabbit in Koine Greek
Andrew Daniel

Gary A. Rendsburg, How the Bible Is Written
Leonardo Pessoa da Silva Pinto

Markus Witte, The Development of God in the Old Testament: Three Case Studies in Biblical Theology
Brandon R. Grafius

Jun 24, 2022

Doctoral Advice

Those working on a PhD might appreciate Steve Walton's PowerPoint presentation here.

Jun 22, 2022

Psalm 82

I am working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some helpful links that I discovered during my research. It includes a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 82 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

James Mead: https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1746

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps082.pdf

“The People of Psalm 83” Walter Kaiser: https://voice.dts.edu/chapel/the-people-of-psalm-83-kaiser-walter-c

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_082.pdf

Danny Akin (outline, manuscript, audio): https://www.danielakin.com/the-god-who-holds-the-responsible-responsible-through-the-psalms-series

Psalm 82 devotional: https://www.generations.org/devotionals/95

Jun 21, 2022

Learning Space and Asynchronous Online Learning

If you are involved in the ever-changing world of education, you are probably familiar with the concept of asynchronous learning where students interact with their course according to their schedules. This often means watching prerecorded content. Those involved in this aspect of course delivery are most concerned with the packaging of the material (e.g., video and sound quality). But Nita Gopal has a thoughtful piece here related to how one should consider the place (or space) where the student is receiving the prerecorded content and the impact this might have on learning.

Jun 20, 2022

The Longer Ending of Mark

Michael Kok discusses some recent blog posts on the issue of the longer ending of Mark here. Although Kok does not list it, one might want to take a look at the book, Perspectives on the Ending of Mark edited by David Alan Black.

Jun 19, 2022

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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 to read them.

Stéphanie Anthonioz, Alice Mouton, and Daniel Petit, eds., When Gods Speak to Men: Divine Speech according to Textual Sources in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin
Jonathan Stökl

Jeannine K. Brown, The Gospels as Stories: A Narrative Approach to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Amanda Brobst-Renaud

Courtney J. P. Friesen, ed., Envisioning God in the Humanities: Essays on Christianity, Judaism, and Ancient Religion in Honor of Melissa Harl Sellew
Kimberly Bauser McBrien

Kyle R. Greenwood, ed., Since the Beginning: Interpreting Genesis 1 and 2 through the Ages
Jeffery M. Leonard

John Paul Heil, Luke-Acts: Foundations for Christian Worship
Joshua W. Jipp

Gina Hens-Piazza, The Supporting Cast of the Bible: Reading on Behalf of the Multitude
Deborah Rooke

Juliette Mas and Palmiro Notizia, eds., Working at Home in the Ancient Near East
Itzhaq Shai

Marvin A. Sweeney, ed., Theology of the Hebrew Bible, Volume 1: Methodological Studies
John Goldingay

Samuel Vollenweider, Antike und Urchristentum: Studien zur neutestamentlichen Theologie in ihren Kontexten und Rezeptionen
Eve-Marie Becker

Molly M. Zahn, Genres of Rewriting in Second Temple Judaism: Scribal Composition and Transmission
Sidnie White Crawford

Jun 17, 2022

DBTS Recommended Book List

You can access Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary's recommended book list here.

Jun 16, 2022

Psalm 81

I am working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some helpful links that I discovered during my research. It includes a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 81 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps081.pdf

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_081.pdf

Honey from the Rock: https://www.tvcresources.net/resource-library/sermons/honey-from-the-rock-southlake 

Psalm 81 devotional: https://www.generations.org/devotionals/94