Month: December 2014

Top Reads of 2014

I managed a good amount of reading this year. I am fairly pleased with the number of books completed this year. I managed to finish off almost 40 different books. I made progress in several others, and began some that I am now within… Continue Reading “Top Reads of 2014”

A (Sort of) Book Review: Reading Revelation Responsibly

Michael J. Gorman. Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship and Witness, Following the Lamb into the New Creation. Eugene: Cascade, 2011. I had, for a long time, bucked against any notion of preaching on Revelation. Ok, maybe chapters 1-3; lots of compelling challenges for the church… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Reading Revelation Responsibly”

My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

Sunday, December 28th, 2014. “My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation” (Luke 2:21-40)   Sources: Darrell L. Bock. Darrell L. Bock. Luke (IVPNTC). Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 1994. — Luke (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. S.C. Farris. “Simeon’s Song” Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Joel B. Green, Scot McKnight,… Continue Reading “My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation”

A Fresh Look at the Old Story (Advent 4)

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 (Advent 4). “The Old Familiar Story, Part 4: A Fresh Look at the Old Story”. (Luke 2:1-20)   Sources: Darrell L. Bock. Luke (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. Joel B. Green. The Gospel of Luke (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. Robert H. Stein. Luke (NAC).… Continue Reading “A Fresh Look at the Old Story (Advent 4)”

The Old Familiar Story Revisited, Pt. 3: 2 Songs

Sunday, December 14, 2014 (Advent 3). “The Old Familiar Story Revisited, Pt. 3: 2 Songs” (Luke 1:46-56, 67-79).   Sources: Darrell L. Bock. Luke (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. S.C. Farris. “Zechariah’s Song”. Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Joel B. Green, Scot McKnight, I. Howard Marshall… Continue Reading “The Old Familiar Story Revisited, Pt. 3: 2 Songs”

This is a New Twist

Sunday, December 7th (Second Sunday of Advent). “The Old Familiar Story, Revisited Pt. 2: This is a New Twist” (Luke 1:26-38)   Sources: Darrell L. Bock. Luke (IVPNTC). Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 1994. – Luke (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. Joel B. Green. The Gospel of Luke (NICNT). Grand Rapids:… Continue Reading “This is a New Twist”

This Sounds Familiar

Sunday, November 30, 2014 (Advent 1). “The Old Familiar Story Revisited, Pt. 1: This Sounds Familiar” (Luke 1:5-25)   Sources: Robert Alter. The Art of Biblical Narrative. Basic Books, 1981. Darrell L. Bock. Luke (IVPNTC). Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 1994. — Luke (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. Keith Bodner. National… Continue Reading “This Sounds Familiar”