Jan 22, 2021

Good and Bad Preaching

Ian Paul asks and answers the question, "What does good preaching actually look like?" There is a bit to process but two points in particular stood out for me.

  • If I want to be a good preacher, then I need to work on the disciplines which will allow me to reach the point of having something worthwhile to say.
  • If I want to avoid being a bad preacher, then I need to work on the disciplines that will allow me to deliver what I have to say in an effective way.

Jan 21, 2021

The Samaritan Temple on Mount Gerizim

Leen Ritmeyer has a very interesting post about it and other structures here.

Jan 20, 2021

Is Coffee the Antichrist?

I know that not everyone cares for it, but I had no idea that coffee was this evil. 😆

Jan 19, 2021

Pharaoh’s "Heavy Heart" in Exodus

Daniel Zucker has an interesting post here on Pharaoh’s "heavy heart" in Exodus. Zucker argues that "heavy heart" is related to Egyptian understandings of judgment in the afterlife and is a better way to understand the idiom in Exodus often translated as hardened heart.

Jan 18, 2021

The Threefold Purpose of the Book of Ezekiel

I created this table while reworking some of my teaching materials for the book of Ezekiel.

Jan 17, 2021

Charlie Trimm Has a Website

Charlie Trimm, an associate professor and chair of the Old Testament program at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, has created a new website to showcase some of his materials. You can check it out here.