Jul 20, 2019

Translations and Treaties

Here is an interesting article highlighting the problems inherent in translation, in this case, treaties between two nations. But this text does illustrate some of the challenges also inherent in Bible translation.

Jul 19, 2019

Mariottini on the Psalms

Claude Mariottini discusses the book of Psalms generally and provides links to his discussion of specific psalms and psalm related topics here.

Making Sermon Illustrations Memorable

Scott Maze in this article at Preaching.com makes the following three suggestions (do read the article for the explanation). 

1. Recognize the purpose of your illustration.
2. Remember to vary the form of your illustration.
3. Weigh the balance of your message in terms of exposition, application, and illustration.

Jul 18, 2019

Developing Sermon Outlines

David Allen has a good discussion here on how to develop a sermon outline using Acts 2:41-47.

Jul 17, 2019

Proverbs and Books

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an interesting article here about a scholar who specialized in studying proverbs and his accumulation of books on the topic. While the article does not directly relate to the Bible's wisdom literature, the story does highlight the universal nature of proverbial literature and has illustrative value.

Jul 16, 2019

Interview with Richard Bauckham

Richard Bauckham is interviewed by Brandon Smith here. I find Richard Bauckham to be helpful and interesting writer and speaker.

Jul 15, 2019