Dec 2, 2017

Free Audio Book of the Month: Why the Reformation Still Matters is offering Why the Reformation Still Matters by Michael Reeves and Tim Chester as their free audio download for the month of December. To read more about this resource and to get your free audio download in either MP3 or M4B formats go here.

Dec 1, 2017

Free Logos Book for December: Psalms, Vol. 1

The free Logos Book of the Month for December is James Montgomery Boice's commentary on Psalms 1-41. There are three volumes covering all 150 psalms and you can purchase the other two volumes for $1.99 and $2.99 respectively. You can also enter to win the 15 volume Baker D. A. Carson collection. For all these offers, go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here.

Making Time for Learning

Bernie Klinder provides some solid advice here.

Nov 30, 2017

Strategies for Minimizing Plagiarism

Wayne Stauffer provides some helpful anti-plagiarism tactics here. Although I already employ several of these suggestions, all of then look worthy of consideration. Feel free to add your own strategies in the comments below.

PhD Programs in Bible and Theology

Pete Enns posts here about what he sees as the moral irresponsibility of PhD programs in Bible and theology. He makes some points worth considering but I am not as jaded as Enns. Are the numerical odds stacked against a newly minted PhD, "yes," but the Lord is not daunted by the odds. One needs to be realistic, wise, and prudent but also trust in the Lord's calling and leading.

Nov 29, 2017

The 1 Sentence That Will Make You a More Effective Speaker Every Time

Brenda Barbosa talks about it here. But preachers and teachers who understand the value of a message statement or central idea of the text already know this.

Nov 28, 2017

Dating the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

National Geographic has an article related to the recent repairs performed on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Some mortar samples were collected during the restoration and "the new test results have revealed that the lower slab can be dated to Roman times and was "likely mortared in place in the mid-fourth century under the orders of Emperor Constantine." You can access the complete article here.

Free Biblical Greek and Hebrew Resources for Laypersons

Dave Armstrong provides a brief discussion and listing here. Christians are indebted to many of these resources but great care must be exercised in order not to abuse them. Accessing one of these resources does not make one proficient in Hebrew or Greek, a gloss is not a definition, etc.

Nov 27, 2017

Updated Top 10 Books on Christ in the Old Testament

David Murray provides an updated list of his top 10 books on Christ in the Old Testament here.