Nov 9, 2013

450 Sermons and Four Preaching Truths

Ed Stetzer summarizes the findings of a LifeWay Research study 450 sermons here. He suggests that the study revealed the following four preaching truths. Do read Stetzer's entire article for explanation of the points

1. The Word should be heard.
2. The Word should be organized.
3. The Word should be sufficient.
4. The Word should be useful

Nov 8, 2013

Preaching Legal Texts

Steven Smith continues his series on preaching different genres. You can find his discussion on preaching from the Law here.

Nov 7, 2013

Hurtado on the Social Description of Early Christians/Christianity

Larry Hurtado has a brief but helpful reminder concerning the social diversity of the early Christ followers here.

Nov 6, 2013

Text-Driven Preaching and Linguistics

David Allen has a nice post entitled "Text-Driven Preaching and Linguistics: What the Preacher Must Know to be a Good Exegete" here.

Nov 5, 2013

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below.

Emily Arndt

Demanding Our Attention: The Hebrew Bible as a Source for Christian Ethics
Reviewed by Thomas Krüger

Pieter J. J. Botha
Orality and Literacy in Early Christianity
Reviewed by Stephen Reed

Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, and Daniel J. Harrington
The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously
Reviewed by Greg Carey

Warren Carter
Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World
Reviewed by Don Garlington

David G. Firth and Philip S. Johnston, eds.
Interpreting Deuteronomy: Issues and Approaches
Reviewed by Nathan MacDonald

Naomi Grunhaus
The Challenge of Received Tradition: Dilemmas of Interpretation in Radak’s Biblical Commentaries
Reviewed by David H. Aaron

Lori Hope Lefkovitz
In Scripture: The First Stories of Jewish Sexual Identities
Reviewed by Deborah Rooke

Ildefonso Lozano Lozano
Romanos 5: La vida de los justificados por la fe y su fundamento, la reconciliación por nuestro señor Jesucristo
Reviewed by David E. C. Ford

I. Howard Marshall, Volker Rabens, and Cornelis Bennema, eds.
The Spirit and Christ in the New Testament and Christian Theology: Essays in Honor of Max Turner
Reviewed by James P. Sweeney

Jacob Milgrom and Daniel I. Block
Ezekiel’s Hope: A Commentary on Ezekiel 38–48
Reviewed by Steven S. Tuell

vanThanh Nguyen
Peter and Cornelius: A Story of Conversion and Mission
Reviewed by Sean A. Adams

Reinoud Oosting
The Role of Zion/Jerusalem in Isaiah 40–55: A Corpus-Linguistic Approach
Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney

Yvonne Sherwood
Biblical Blaspheming: Trials of the Sacred for a Secular Age
Reviewed by Francis Landy

Mike van Treek Nilsson
Expresión literaria del placer en la Biblia hebrea
Reviewed by César Melgar

Thomas Willi
Israel und die Völker: Studien zur Literatur und Geschichte Israels in der Perserzeit
Reviewed by Michael Moore

Nov 4, 2013

Free Charts on Jude

Herb Bateman has made four charts on Jude available here. The PDF is available for free until for free until December 15. The charts survey various commentaries on the issues of authorship, date, recipients, and opponents. This resource is one of the resources made available at Bateman's Cyber-Center for Biblical Studies.

Nov 3, 2013

Free Theology Infographics

Zondervan has two free theology infographics related to Michael Horton's Pilgrim Theology. The infographics are available here and here.