Jan 4, 2014

Free Audio: Bruce Waltke on Psalm 131

Regent Audio is offering a free audio download of a presentation by Bruce Waltke entitled "The Problem of Evil: An Exposition of Psalm 131." Note that the offer ends at midnight on January 5. Details can be found here.

Jan 3, 2014

Free Logos Book for January: Hebrews by Farrar

The free Logos Book for January is Frederic Farrar’s commentary on Hebrews in the Cambridge Greek Testament series. You can also enter to win the entire 21-volume Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges. Go the Logos' Free Book of Month page to enter and download your free book today!

Jan 2, 2014

Teaching with Twitter

Patrick Schreiner has an interesting post on using Twitter in teaching. As a teacher, I want to find ways of using technology without the exercise descending into gimmickry. I think that some of the suggestions that are made in this post could also apply to other social media.

Seminaries and Online Degrees

See this article discussing the expansion of online degrees is seminary education.

Jan 1, 2014

Free ESV Audio Bible Download

Christianaudio.com is offering the Hear the Word ESV Audio Bible as their free download of the month. To get your free audio download go here. Listening your way through the Bible might make for a great New Year's resolution.

Dec 31, 2013

Top Ten Biblical Archaeology Discoveries of 2013

See this article by Gordon Govier on "Biblical Archaeology's Top Ten Discoveries of 2013." I have posted his list below. See his article for additional explanation.

1. The Egyptian Scarab of Khirbet el-Maqatir
2. Jezreel Winepress
3. The Wine Cellar of Tel Kabri
4. Royal Public Buildings at Khirbet Qeiyafa
5. The Sphinx of Hazor
6. Gold Hoard Found Near the Temple Mount
7. Roman Legion Base in Galilee
8. Mt. Zion Priestly Mansion
9. An Extra Destruction Level at Gezer 

10. Stone pyramid under the Sea of Galilee 

One could debate how biblically relevant some of these are since some post-date the biblical period. But I enjoy lists like this.

Dec 30, 2013

A Goal for Teaching Romans

“We need to show people that profitable Bible reading begins with careful Bible reading, reading the letter attentively as it stands. We want to show people that the youngest Christian can read Romans and profit by it. Of course we thank God for those who translate it reliably and for those who as it were, take us by the hand and guide us through the letter and link it to the other parts of Scripture. But the aim of scholars who do this is to put the Bible into the hands of the ordinary Christian reader. In this we are the heirs of the great Bible translators, whose aim was famously put by William Tyndale when he said to smug cleric that before long he would make the ploughman know more of the Bible than the clergyman. In our Bible teaching we are to continue what Tyndale began, putting the Bible into the hands of those who teach so that they may read it for themselves and be blessed in their reading.”

Christopher Ash, Teaching Romans: Volume One-Unlocking Romans 1–8 for the Bible Teacher (Ross-shire: Christian Focus, 2009, 19–20.

Dec 29, 2013

Free Audio: Grace and the Book of James

Regent Audio is offering a presentation by Miriam Kamell entitled "Surprised By Grace: The Overlooked Foundation of the Letter of James" for free download but the offer ends at midnight on December 30. Check it out here.