Category Archives: hermeneutics

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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Clothed with Christ

  Sources: F.F. Bruce. The Epistle to the Galatians (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982. David A. deSilva. The Letter to the Galatians (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018. James D.G. Dunn. The Epistle to the Galatians (BNTC). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1993. Gordon D. Fee. Galatians (Pentecostal Commentary … Continue reading

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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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He Who Has the Son Has Life

Sunday, May 13th, 2018.   Sources: Leslie C. Allen. Ezekiel 20-48 (WBC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1990. Joseph Blenkinsopp. Ezekiel (Interpretation). Louisville: WJK, 1990. Raymond E. Brown. The Epistles of John (AB). Garden City: Doubleday, 1982. F.F. Bruce. The Epistles of John: Introduction, Exposition, and Notes. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, … 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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Meaningless

  Sources: Craig G. Bartholomew. Ecclesiastes (BCOTWP). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009. Franz Delitzsch. Commentary on the Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes. M.G. Easton (trans.). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1968. Peter Enns. Ecclesiastes (THOTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011. Duane A. Garrett. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs … Continue reading

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Make Your Face Shine Upon Us

Sunday, October 8th, 2017.   Sources: Walter Brueggemann. Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit (Second Edition). Eugene: Cascade, 2007. Nancy deClaisse-Walford, Rolf A. Jacobson, & Beth LaNeel Tanner. The Book of Psalms (NICOT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014. John Goldingay. Isaiah (UBCS). Grand … Continue reading

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