Aug 3, 2019

Personalizing Your Preaching

Peter Mead has some great advice on personalizing your preaching here. Among other insights, Peter reminds us that, "We no longer live in an age of voice projection and concert hall oratory. We live in a time when people value authentic, genuine, relational communication." I agree with this and have been seeking to work on this reality for some time now.

Aug 2, 2019

Six Views on New Covenant Fulfillment

How (or for some, if) the New Covenant is being fulfilled is a major debate. Michael Vlach has a succinct summary here.

Aug 1, 2019

Free Logos Book for August: God’s Kingdom through God’s Covenants: A Concise Biblical Theology

The free Logos Book for the Month for August is Gentry and Wellum's abridgement of God’s Kingdom through God’s Covenants. You can also purchase James Hamilton's God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology and Gerald Bray's God Is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology for $1.99 and $2.99. While you are at it, register for a chance win the eight-volume Theologians on the Christian Life series. For all these offers, go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here.

Jul 31, 2019

The Madaba Map and Salvation History

Recently while revisited Madaba, Jordan and the famous Madaba Map, I picked up a little book by Herbert Donner on the map. In the book, he writes about the purposes of the map and I found the following statement interesting.
One of the superior purposes, however, is the realization of the exceptional idea, totally unknown before the 6th century, to illustrate God's salvation history in a map. On the mosaic map both Testaments, Old and New, are represented and the holy sites are displayed to the spectators eyes. 
The Mosaic Map of Madaba (Kampen, Netherlands: Kok Pharos, 1992), 30.

Jul 30, 2019


Carl Rasmussen has a nice illustrated post here on the ruins in Thyatira.

Jul 29, 2019

Preaching Meme

I don't normally post memes and maybe it was the flesh speaking, but I found this one to be funny.