Nov 9, 2019

"Like the Angels" in Luke 20

Ian Paul has a thoughtful and interesting discussion here on what Jesus meant by "like the angels" in Luke 20.

Nov 8, 2019

The Historical Adam Debate

Brandon Smith handles the issues pretty well in this blog post.

Nov 7, 2019

Improving Your Teaching

This list of ten suggestions is not really new but still pretty good.

Nov 6, 2019

Humor in Preaching

Jeff Robinson has some pretty good thoughts here. I would add that there are different kinds of humor and so use the type that best fits your personality. Some can do jokes while others excel puns or witticisms. It is akin to the old Ed Wynn saying, "A comic is one who says funny things; a comedian says things funny."

Nov 5, 2019

Free eBook: Beware the Evil Eye Volume 1

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Nov 4, 2019

The Love of God in the Prophets

Preachers are sometimes reticent to preach the Prophets because they see little relevance or practical importance in the literature. But note what Larry Walker has to say about the subject of love in the Old Testament.

"The prophets, utilizing a rich religious heritage, proclaimed a manifold love of God. The entire range of Hebrew vocabulary for love, loyalty, mercy, kindness and grace is used in preaching the message of Cod to the heirs of the covenant promises. It is in the prophetic books that the love of Cod is made vivid, being preached with great force and conviction."

Larry Walker, "Love in the Old Testament: Some Lexical Observations," in Current Issues in Biblical and Patristic Interpretation: Studies in Honor of Merrill C. Tenney Presented by his Former Students (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975), 284.