Category Archives: ethics

Fall Sermon Series

The Pastoral Epistles (1 & 2 Timothy and Titus) have not featured much in my preaching. I can’t say specifically why. Perhaps it’s because of the difficult issues with critical scholarship, alleged pseudonymity (i.e., much of scholarship in the late … Continue reading

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A Living Hope

  Sources: M. Eugene Boring. 1 Peter (ANTC). Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999. Peter H. Davids. The First Epistle of Peter (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990. Lewis R. Donelson. I & II Peter and Jude (NTL). Louisville: WJK, 2010. Roy E. Gane. Leviticus, Numbers (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, … Continue reading

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Seeing Results

  Sources: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The Cost of Discipleship. New York: Touchstone, 1995 edition. John T. Carroll. Luke (NTL). Louisville: WJK, 2012. Joseph Fitzmyer. The Gospel of Luke I-IX (AB). New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982. Joel B. Green. The Gospel of Luke (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. … Continue reading

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Sinners & Saints: Amos, “the Prophet of Doom”

Sunday, October 21, 2018.   Sources: Image: Irving Amen, The Prophet Amos (Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in.) Francis I. Andersen and David Noel Freedman. Amos (AB). New York: Doubleday, 1989. James Limburg. Hosea-Micah (Interpretation). Louisville: WJK, 1988. Douglas Stuart. Hosea-Jonah (WBC). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1987.

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Sinners and Saints: Deborah and Barak

Sunday, September 30th, 2018.   Sources: Susan Niditch. Judges: A Commentary (OTL). Louisville: WJK, 2008. Tammi Schneider. Judges (Berit Olam). Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2000. Barry G. Webb. The Book of Judges (NICOT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. K. Lawson Younger Jr. Judges/Ruth (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.

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Sinners & Saints: Queen Esther

Sunday, September 9th, 2018.   Sources: Frederic Bush. Ruth-Esther (WBC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. Karen Jobes. Esther (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. Jon D. Levenson. Esther: A Commentary (OTL). Louisville: WJK, 1997.

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Living Doctrine: Experiencing the Trinity

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018.   Sources: Beth Felker Jones. Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. Stanley J. Grenz. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994. Andrew Louth. Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence

Matthew Curtis Fleischer. The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence. Oklahoma City: Epic Octavius the Triumphant, 2017.* The Church has been wrestling for a while in an attempt to come to grips with the violence described in the Old Testament, and … Continue reading

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Teach Me Your Ways

Sunday, October 1st, 2017.   Sources: Walter Brueggemann. Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit (Second Edition). Eugene: Cascade, 2007. Peter C. Craigie. Psalms 1-50 (WBC). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983. Nancy deClaisse-Walford, Rolf A. Jacobson, & Beth LaNeel Tanner. The Book of … Continue reading

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Room for Disagreement(?)

Sunday, September 4th, 2016. “Room for Disagreement(?)” (Romans 14:1-4, 12-19) Sources: Michael Bird & Brian Rosner (eds.). Mending a Fractured Church: How to Seek Unity with Integrity. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2015. Gordon D. Fee. The First Epistle to the Corinthians (Revised Edition) (NICNT). … Continue reading

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