Tag Archives: bible

Old Testament preaching

interesting questions and answers over at the Gospel Coalition with Collin Hansen talking to Mike Bullmore about the challenges and opportunity involved in preaching from the Old Testament. here is one, but go check out the rest. What are the … Continue reading

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Glory of God

here is a message from John Piper about why he finds the Glory of God to be the central point of the Bible and all creation. fascinating stuff. ┬áthe intro: How does the Bible orient us around the glory of … Continue reading

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the Bible isn't boring

John Piper on the Bible [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYVF16C24yE&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]

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biblical literacy

Austin Stone Community Church has just had the first week of a short series on the importance of reading the Bible. I saw somewhere the other day that a slight majority of professing believers doesn’t even have biblical literacy as … Continue reading

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uniqueness of the Bible

Paul T. McCain posted this from Ernest Koenker about why reading the Bible is a worthy goal for the new year. The Bible is not simply an historical account or a literary masterpiece; it is the witness to Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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another reminder

Here from Justin Taylor is another reminder of the importance of an essentially literal approach to Bible translation. Quoting Robert Alter: My notion of effective translation of the Bible involves a high degree of literalism–within the limits of reasonably acceptable … Continue reading

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Bible translation tribes

iMonk quotes Scot McKnight’s breakdown of which evangelical tribes prefer which translation of the Bible. Interesting stuff. I don’t know if he meant for it to be amusing, but it kind of is that too. Scott Mcknight recently came right … Continue reading

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the Death Penalty

Challies has reviewed The Death Penalty on Trial by Ron Gleason. It sounds like a interesting and useful book for Christians who have trouble with the Death Penalty as a possible punishment by the State. Go read the whole review … Continue reading

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Francis Chan on the Church

I am reading Francis Chan’s book Crazy Love. I am more than halfway finished with it and I will be posting more about it once I have finished it. I can already see that it is going to have to … Continue reading

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our culture's effect on our faith

Al Mohler is hitting on a very sensitive topic with this post. It is a more complete picture of the effect than the slice that I was looking at in my comments to this post. I said the following: Number … Continue reading

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a brilliant example of contrast

on August 1, 2007, an interstate highway bridge collapsed in minneapolis, minnesota. This collapse and the internet combined to allow all of us to see an almost real time contrast between arminian and calvinist views of God’s sovereignty in the … Continue reading

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the Bible

another one of Challies’ Wednesday links was to this article. Ray Ortlund discusses some statistics detailing the shockingly high levels of biblical illiteracy in the general population and among christians. he then gives six excellent suggestions for dealing with this … Continue reading

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read your bible

this is the time of year when people make resolutions. like Todd Bumgarner says, Resolve to Read Your Bible. Todd links to and describes a number of reading plans. here is a direct link to the ESV plans which are … Continue reading

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newsweek's stab at hermeneutics

I don’t know how many are aware of Newsweek’s recent cover story regarding homosexual marriage and how the Bible’s “values” support it, but it was quite something. If you have some time to kill and want to read a good … Continue reading

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D.A. Carson

Here is a quote from D.A. Carson via Vitamin Z about why Christians are surprised by suffering. Here is his first reason: We may get the balance of Scripture wrong. We remember the wonderful triumphs of Joseph, Gideon, and David; … Continue reading

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syncretism

Thanks to Al Mohler, I ran across this story from the Leaf Chronicle. Syncetism is the reconciliation/fusion of opposing belief systems. the Leaf Chronicle story talks about Christians using eastern meditation in their devotions. Like many churchgoers in the Bible … Continue reading

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Bible translations and study

as I said before, I am kind of a nut about Bibles. The bottom line is that I think everyone should get one that they will read and then read it for all its worth. Having said that, at Bible … Continue reading

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Online ESV Study Bible and pitt-minion

Here is Matthew 5 in the ESV online Study Bible. pretty cool. Be sure to hit the “listen” button to have it read to you. Also, the pitt-minion edition of the ESV is out from Cambridge Bibles. Take a look … Continue reading

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ESV Study Bible is out

the ESV Study Bible is out. Westminster Bookstore has them at a good discount. Calfskin appears to have already sold out. that brown trutone is looking pretty good.

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Psalm 145

here is a recitation of Psalm 145 on the attributes of God. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdMMPkZl–c&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1] Hat tip to ESV Bible Blog. here is the original context. here is bonus video of Ryan reciting Hebrews 9 and 10 also from the ESV blog.

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Objective Bible Study

Challies has a post about the necessity of leaning on the Holy Spirit when studying the Bible to avoid the possibility of reading the Bible to support preexisting arguments rather than what is there. he first gives an interesting illustration … Continue reading

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harsh language

here is Mark Driscoll talking briefly about the use of harsh language in the Bible. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUwO1i4ImPA&hl=en&fs=1] Hat tip to Joe Thorn.

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Bibles and blogs

I am kind of a nut about Bibles. Here are some links that some of you may be interested in, if you share my nuttiness in this area: here is the ESV Bible Blog. It is a place where they … Continue reading

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piper on preaching

Stay with this clip (it won’t be difficult) till the last minute. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3tBx7u4vLA&hl=en&fs=1] Hat tip to Dodson

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Romans 8:16-39

Adrian Warnock posted this video a few weeks ago of a dramatic reading of Romans 8:16-39. Enjoy. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6Lluay3_1Y&hl=en&fs=1]

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