Overview of Ecclesiastes (Slides)

Having been a historic experimenter, Solomon writes the conclusion to his philosophical journey in Ecclesiastes. He describes the advantages and disadvantages of a number of different worldviews “under the sun,” and he concludes that the beyond-the-sun...

Haggai’s Call to Finish What Was Started (Slides)

The returned exiles from the Babylonian Captivity had begun an important task, but opposition got them off course, and they soon forgot what God commissioned them to do. Haggai’s challenge to them reminds us that we need fear no opposition in fulfilling the...

How to Choose an English Bible Translation, Part 2

In the previous article, we introduced some significant aspects to consider when deciding on an English translation for Bible study (formal versus dynamic equivalence, and transparency in the source material used, for example). While no translation can equal the value...

How to Choose an English Bible Translation, Part 1

What a blessing it is to have many English Bible translations from which to choose. Not too long ago there were none, and attempts to translate the Bible into English were met with severe persecution (read about William Tyndale, for example). So when we are faced with...

The Daniel 9 Prophetic Calendar

Daniel chapter nine finds Daniel examining the prophet Jeremiah’s declarations of a seventy-year exile (Jer. 25:14, 29:10), and responding humbly to the Lord in prayer, as the time of the exile was drawing to a close. The personal humility that Daniel demonstrates in...

Some Definitions Related to God’s Program and Administration

Understanding the Biblical usage of terms such as dispensation, covenant, and kingdom of God can go a long way in helping is recognize what God’s big picture is, and how He intends to fill in the details. Let’s take a look at some definitions and...

What Does Romans Say About… (Part 1)

A downloadable PDF presentation on theological topics in the Book of Romans. Part 1 briefly considers the doctrines of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit Download (PDF,...

John’s Gospel Through Three Lenses

A downloadable PDF highlighting some important themes in John’s Gospel, from three vantage points (synthesis, exegesis, analysis). Download (PDF,...