Jul 18, 2020

The Battle over Israel's Biblical Archaeology

Archaeology as a discipline has always involved battles over interpretations and conclusions drawn from material discoveries, methodologies, and presuppositions. Biblical archaeology is no different. But what surprises some is that a significant part of the dissension involves competing schools in Israel itself. This article does a decent job of highlighting this.

Jul 17, 2020

J. I. Packer (1926–2020)

J. I. Packer has gone to be with the Lord. I only me him briefly once  in 1998 but he had a profound life-long influence on my theology and thinking.

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Jul 16, 2020

Ataroth and the Book of Numbers

Ataroth is an obscure biblical place name (mentioned only twice in the book of Numbers) but some archaeological discoveries noted in this post shed some light on it.

Jul 15, 2020

Ketef Hinnom Inscriptions

Here is a pretty good article on the discovery of the Ketef Hinnom silver scrolls and the inscription from the priestly blessing (Num 6:24-26) that they contain. 

Jul 14, 2020

The Romance of Preaching

I really enjoyed listening to this message by Dr. Richard Bewes called, "The Romance of Preaching" given at Beeson Divinity School in 2001.You can also access a transcript here.

Jul 13, 2020

Application in Preaching

Kelly Burton has a post here entitled, "Sources of Application." There is some helpful information in the short post but I am not crazy about the title. The source of application should be grounded in the text at hand. As such there are not other "sources." It doesn't do much good if you nail the interpretation, excel in the explanation, and then go to another planet for the application. Those who hear our messages need to be able to see how one moves from understanding the text to applying the text. If your application does not derive from the text then who do you need the text at all.

Jul 12, 2020