Category Archives: Biblical Interpretation

Logos Review: The Book of Revelation (NIGTC) By G.K. Beale

Beale’s Revelation Commentary in the New International Greek Testament Commentary series is excellent. It is listed as one of the top commentaries on Revelation by Scot McKnight and, although as McKnight notes slightly dated (1999), it is extremely thorough. Beale goes to great lengths to give you the major interpretations of the most important aspectsContinue Reading

Logos Giveaway Contest

Logos is going to be giving away the 9 volume Tyndale Ministry collection on August 19th. I know some of you use Logos products and I have really benefited from using them in my studies so I like to pass these things along when they come up. This collection includes: How to Live Forever byContinue Reading

Adapting the Churches of Christ to a World that Has Changed: How Do You Replace CENI?

One of the questions that results from posts like the last one that we can see that our old way of interpreting the scriptures had some weaknesses but what do we replace it with? This post is going to address that question. Before I do, though, I want to point out two previous posts onContinue Reading

A Few Books To Consider

The Father Glorified by Patrick Robertson & David Watson – This book blew my mind. It is the story of the movement of God in Islamic regions of Africa. The book reminds me a lot of the Peter and Cornelius story in Acts where the two men are brought together in a dream in orderContinue Reading

Moralizing Scripture…the Rush to Application and Misappropriating the Text

When you teach the Bible there should be a desire to find the application to our everyday lives. The quickest path to finding application is to moralize scripture. Moralizing scripture is finding good moral lessons in the verses we are readying and using the scriptures to teach people who to behave better. That is notContinue Reading

Review of Logos Greek Bundle (6 volumes)

I was in need of some additional Greek resources so I checked out Logos 6 volume Greek bundle and wanted to give any of you who either know Greek or would like to learn Greek or already have some basic knowledge of New Testament Greek the rundown. This bundle includes: Nestle-Aland 27th Edition Greek NewContinue Reading

Crazy Stories, Sane God By John Alan Turner

John Alan Turner has a way of taking something that you either didn’t know was in the Bible or wasn’t sure what in the world it had to do with your life and giving you insight to see your life more clearly through the lens of any given story (even the bizarre, wacky ones). IContinue Reading

Logos’ Baker Academic Biblical Greek Collection (6 vols) – A Great Resource for Learning or Refreshing Your Greek

Over the last few weeks I have been working through Logos‘ Baker Academic Biblical Greek Collection and it has been tremendously helpful in refreshing my Greek. This bundle is designed to give you a variety of beginner and intermediate level Greek resources to help you either learn Koine Greek or brush up on it ifContinue Reading

Greek in the Pulpit – Being Honest With Limitations

I love this story from David Black and his book, “It’s Still Greek to Me” in warning ministers to not preach making points from the original languages, “When Harvard presented Andrew Jackson with an honorary doctorate in 1833, Jackson had a small problem. His schooling was meager, and the ceremony was in Latin. To expressContinue Reading

Tips on Reading Scripture Contextually

Learning to read scripture in context is one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself in Bible study. When the books of the Bible were first written they had no chapters numbers, verses or nifty headings. Those three things were not inspired and, although helpful to get us all looking at the same wordsContinue Reading

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