Oct 22, 2016

7th Century Papyrus Mentioning Jerusalem?

Apparently, a 8th century BC papyrus which mentions the word “Yerushalma” (possibly meaning “to Jerusalem”) has been discovered. You can read about it here

Correction: The news story above dated the manuscript to the 8th century but the IAA actually reports it as a 7th century text.

Oct 20, 2016

Oct 19, 2016

Using Humor in Preaching

According to a recent Preaching magazine survey, humor is used quite often in preaching. Respondents were asked, "How often do you use humor in preaching?" Here are the results.

Frequently - 54%
Sometimes - 44%
Rarely - 2%
Never - 0%

An interesting follow up survey might relate to what kind of humor is used or used most frequently (e.g., jokes, sight gags, dry humor, etc.).

Oct 18, 2016

St. Luke's Day

See this post related to St. Luke's Day and the accompanying sonnet by Malcom Guite.

Video of the 2016 Advanced Expository Workshop

You can access all the sessions of the 2016 Advanced Expository Workshop here. This year's focus was on the book of Ruth. 

Oct 17, 2016

Top 10 Books Every Pastor Should Read

Here is a list of the top 10 books every pastor should read.

Oct 16, 2016

Biblical Foods

See this interesting article on biblically-related foods.