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Priority in Communicating to Mixed Audiences in a Church Setting

In any number of settings, a Bible communicator will not be aware of the spiritual/positional status of the listeners....

Patterns in Exposition: Biblical Dynamics for Preaching and Teaching

Biblical Rationale for Dynamics in Communication Just as we seek to discover our hermeneutic method from the pages of...

The Hermeneutic and Exegetical Implications of Descriptive and Prescriptive

The short-form process of discerning and appropriating the meaning of a Biblical passage includes the four basic steps...

The Biblical Difference Between Preaching and Teaching

The Greek New Testament uses many different words to describe distinct methods of communicating. There are thirteen...

Epistemology’s First Task: Identifying the Source of Authority

In any worldview there is a necessary first step of establishing the source of authority. Simply put, our first step is...

The Bible on Clark Pinnock’s Open Theism, Part 2

Other Passages Answer Clark Pinnock’s Open Theism Genesis 6:6 – God is sorry, and grieves. The LXX uses the word...

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Priority in Communicating to Mixed Audiences in a Church Setting

In any number of settings, a Bible communicator will not be aware of the spiritual/positional status of the listeners....

Patterns in Exposition: Biblical Dynamics for Preaching and Teaching

Biblical Rationale for Dynamics in Communication Just as we seek to discover our hermeneutic method from the pages of...

The Hermeneutic and Exegetical Implications of Descriptive and Prescriptive

The short-form process of discerning and appropriating the meaning of a Biblical passage includes the four basic steps...

The Biblical Difference Between Preaching and Teaching

The Greek New Testament uses many different words to describe distinct methods of communicating. There are thirteen...

What Kind of Literature is Genesis 1?

The Bible contains four basic genres of literature: historical narrative, poetry, prophetic, and epistolary. The genre...

3 Ways to Understand and Communicate the Gospel

Sometimes it seems difficult to communicate the love of Christ to others. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer...

Psalm 90: New Year’s Resolutions For Every Day

Of the 150 psalms that constitute the largest book in the Bible, Moses penned only one, so we approach Psalm 90 with...

Matthew 18:15-20 The Purpose and Nature of Correction in the Church

Introduction Because of its detail and sequence, Matthew 18:15-20 has long been recognized as a central passage in...

Freedom From What?

It’s a great day to think about freedom. In Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, the concept of freedom is emphasized...

7 Core Values for Effective Life and Ministry

#1 The Supremacy of His Glory It’s simple: It is all about Him, end of story. Ephesians 1 illustrates how Father...

The Hermeneutic and Exegetical Implications of Descriptive and Prescriptive

The short-form process of discerning and appropriating the meaning of a Biblical passage includes the four basic steps...

The Biblical Difference Between Preaching and Teaching

The Greek New Testament uses many different words to describe distinct methods of communicating. There are thirteen...

What Kind of Literature is Genesis 1?

The Bible contains four basic genres of literature: historical narrative, poetry, prophetic, and epistolary. The genre...

Hell No?

Satan’s encounter with Eve in the Garden is fascinating and very important for us to understand. His temptation of...

The Two Commissions in Matthew’s Gospel

In a soon-to-be-published thesis,[1] James Fazio draws attention to an important component of Matthew’s account of...

Matthew 18:15-20 The Purpose and Nature of Correction in the Church

Introduction Because of its detail and sequence, Matthew 18:15-20 has long been recognized as a central passage in...

The Book of Revelation is Not Apocalyptic Literature

It may seem odd to suggest that the book entitled Apocalupsis does not belong to the genre of literature commonly...

Biblical Wordplay Doesn’t Obfuscate Meaning

Years ago, inaugural Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Coach John McKay was asked, after yet another loss, about his team’s...

Did Jesus Teach Cannibalism or Transubstantiation?

In John 6:53-56 we find a strange statement by Jesus that troubled even His disciples (6:60):   53  So Jesus said...

Epistemology’s First Task: Identifying the Source of Authority

In any worldview there is a necessary first step of establishing the source of authority. Simply put, our first step is...

The Bible on Clark Pinnock’s Open Theism, Part 2

Other Passages Answer Clark Pinnock’s Open Theism Genesis 6:6 – God is sorry, and grieves. The LXX uses the word...

The Bible on Clark Pinnock’s Open Theism, Part 1

Exodus Answers Clark Pinnock’s Open Theism The problem of evil presents a challenge for philosophers and theologians...

The Basis and Mandate of Christian Ethics

The simplicity of Paul’s ethical mandate for believers is unmistakable in 1 Corinthians 10:31: “Whatever then you...

An Introduction to Solomon’s Philosophy of Mind and Concept of Self

Solomon uses the Hebrew word leb forty two times in Ecclesiastes. The term is more general than technical, and is...

3 Ways to Understand and Communicate the Gospel

Sometimes it seems difficult to communicate the love of Christ to others. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer...

The Two Commissions in Matthew’s Gospel

In a soon-to-be-published thesis,[1] James Fazio draws attention to an important component of Matthew’s account of...

Hopelessness, Drugs, and The Deceptive Promise of the Altered State

I haven’t seen many of his films, but even a small sampling shows Philip Seymour Hoffman to be an extraordinary actor...

The Hermeneutic Roots of Our Soteriological Crisis

Failing to recognize that the Reformation’s hermeneutic inconsistency obscured more than just eschatology and...

Forgiveness, Righteousness, and a New Walk

Our new position in Christ does not just include the removal of debits (forgiveness, Acts 10:43, Rom 4:7, Eph 1:7, Col...

The Bible on Clark Pinnock’s Open Theism, Part 2

Other Passages Answer Clark Pinnock’s Open Theism Genesis 6:6 – God is sorry, and grieves. The LXX uses the word...

The Bible on Clark Pinnock’s Open Theism, Part 1

Exodus Answers Clark Pinnock’s Open Theism The problem of evil presents a challenge for philosophers and theologians...

The Basis and Mandate of Christian Ethics

The simplicity of Paul’s ethical mandate for believers is unmistakable in 1 Corinthians 10:31: “Whatever then you...

Hell No?

Satan’s encounter with Eve in the Garden is fascinating and very important for us to understand. His temptation of...

Why I am Not a Calvinist…Or an Arminian (Synopsis)

Presented to the Free Grace Alliance, National Conference, October 15, 2014   Introduction  While we often desire...