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14 Benefits of Expositional Preaching

14 Benefits of Expositional Preaching

Someone recently told me a new pastor had started at their church and that he was so boring and intellectual that he should be teaching in a seminary. He was using a new style of preaching…”expositional,” it was called. This congregant had never heard of “expositional” preaching until this pastor had come, and the impression he gave was not positive!….

Three of Your Favorite Evangelical Commentaries Are Tainted by Plagiarism

Three of Your Favorite Evangelical Commentaries Are Tainted by Plagiarism

It’s never good news to find out a resource you have used frequently is problematic, whether because of flawed methodology or something more serious, such as plagiarism. We found out this week that one of the best modern commentators, Peter T. O’Brien, has produced three of our favorite Evangelical commentaries with plagiarism interspersed throughout….

Article Published on the Original Reading of James 3:3: “Behold,” or “But if” and Why it Matters?

Article Published on the Original Reading of James 3:3: “Behold,” or “But if” and Why it Matters?

In a recently published article (full PDF linked below), I suggest a different reading in Jas 3.3a from what is found in the critical texts of NA28/UBS4 which read: εἰ δὲ τῶν ἵππων τοὺς χαλινοὺς εἰς τὰ στόματα βάλλομεν εἰς τὸ πείθεσθαι αὐτοὺς ἡμῖν, καὶ ὅλον τὸ σῶμα αὐτῶν μετάγομεν. I suggest that ἴδε instead of εἰ δὲ has both older external evidence and a better argument from internal evidence for its adoption….

Give Me Back My Old Testament!

Give Me Back My Old Testament!

In recent years I have noticed a lot of criticism of Christians who love Jer 29:11 and have personalized it for their lives. Recently even the Babylon Bee satirizes a young Christian who has it as a tattoo to commemorate his return from exile in Babylon. You certainly have hear it quoted, but here it is again….

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