Dec 21, 2013

Online Tools for Creating Infographics

See this post for five online tools for creating infographics.

Dec 20, 2013

Counting the Ten Commandments

Jason DeRouchie has posted a link to a PDF of his contribution to the recent festschrift to Dan Block entitled "Counting the Ten: An Investigation into the Numbering of the Decalogue."

Dec 19, 2013

Questions to Ask Before Preaching Your Christmas Sermon

This post identifies twenty questions to ask before preaching your Christmas sermon. In reality, these many of these questions ought to be asked before preaching any sermon.

Dec 18, 2013

Hurtado on Early High Christology

Larry Hurtado has a helpful post clarifying the ongoing discussion related to early high Christology here.

Dec 17, 2013

Defining Apocalypse or Apocalyptic

Mark Goodacre pokes a bit of fun at a oft-used definition of apocalypse here. Although the point Goodacre makes is interesting, I think that there are more serious methodological challenges based on how the definition was developed (descriptively) and how it is often used (prescriptively). That is, the definition appears to be developed from certain literature that one already determined was apocalyptic and then taking that very same definition and saying see these books are apocalyptic or that apocalyptic literature has to be characterized in this particular way.  

Dec 16, 2013

2014 Expository Preaching Conference

Those already starting to make plans for next year might be interested in the 2014 Expository Preaching Workshop to be held at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on March 3-4, 2014. The workshop will run from 4:00-9:00 pm on Monday and 8:00 am-4:00 pm on Tuesday. The cost is $25 for students and $50 for non-students. The focus of this year's conference will be on 1 John. You can access more information here.