Intimidated by linguistics? No problem, start here.
Keown’s commentary should now rank among the most helpful for students and pastors, and many scholars will appreciate the deep engagement…
One of the best types of resources for preparing sermons, lessons, or for improving your own Greek, is a comprehensive commentary on the Greek text you are studying. One that immediately comes to mind is the NIGTC commentary on Hebrews by Ellingworth. Many of the other NIGTC volumes (despite the series title!) do not comment much on the Greek syntax or textual variants. Ellingworth’s volume, however, famously works in depth in the language, seeking out interpretive options to hunt down…
A brave book tracing the history of interpretation and developing a hermeneutic grounded in the reformers and refined by critical tools.
Scholars and the media love a good early Christian conspiracy.
The New Testament commentary series you probably haven’t heard of, but definitely should.
I’ve seen it over and over, especially in “low churches.” Pastors and leaders might read the Great Commission as “make disciples,” but in practice they act as though Jesus commanded us to “make converts.” In fact, I once heard a well-known president of a seminary say it would be better to save hundreds of people from hell and leave them as baby Christians than to focus on discipling a few Christians deeply….
There are around 1,000 questions in the Greek New Testament. That’s about 15% of the sentences in the NT. Are you equipped to handle their syntax, semantics, and pragmatic effects on discourse?