Monthly Archives: January 2014

QOTD: Spurgeon on Humility

I came across this quote while preparing for my sermon tonight on Micah 6:1-8. Do you now account yourself to be a very experienced Christian, quite a useful member of the church, an ornament to society, a person considerably looked … Continue reading

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Habakkuk’s Complaint

The book of Habakkuk is an oracle in the form of dialogue between God and his prophet. Habakkuk does not understand the ways of his God, and he wants an explanation. The dialogue proceeds as follows: C1: God, you allow … Continue reading

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Jonah, Nahum, and Habakkuk: Some Thoughts

This Sunday I will be teaching through the book of Habakkuk in a class on the Minor Prophets at Cary Alliance Church. Over the past month or so, I have taught through Jonah, Micah, Nahum, and now Habakkuk. After this … Continue reading

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Recitation of Philippians 1:1-18

I just finished memorizing the next section. Here’s the video of my memory work in Philippians to date. [Note: There are two mistakes in the video (I thought I was going to have it perfect this time . . . … Continue reading

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Luke 6:40, Likeness Education, and Thomas Hudgins

This afternoon I had the distinct privilege of sitting in on Dr. Thomas Hudgins‘ presentation to an EdD cohort at Southeastern. Thomas talked about his dissertation, Luke 6:40 and the Theme of Likeness Education in the New Testament. Thomas argued that … Continue reading

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Cicero via Wheelock

This coming semester I will be working through Wheelock’s Latin once again. It is the required textbook for my Theological Latin course at SEBTS. Hopefully the vocabulary and paradigms will stick a bit better this time around. One thing Wheelock … Continue reading

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Translation Tuesday: Chrysostom Week 3

Remember, although I attempted to provide a footnote for all words used 20x or less in the New Testament with a gloss, I may have missed some. Also, you may not know all words used more than 20x in the … Continue reading

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The Joy, Frustration, and Fear of Having a Child

This evening I experienced a mixture of three emotions: joy, frustration, and fear. I’m quite certain my experience is not unique. For many of you, this might bring back memories. Elijah soaks up everything I do. He watches me intently. … Continue reading

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Reading the Sealed Book

I’m currently reading J. Ross Wagner’s book Reading the Sealed Book: Old Greek Isaiah and the Problem of Septuagint Hermeneutics. This is an enjoyable read that should be on the radar of anyone studying the Septuagint. I am currently reading Wagner’s detailed … Continue reading

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Nahum, Jonah, and Exodus

Connections between Nahum and Jonah are unavoidable. The first question the reader of Jonah asks is, “Why is God concerned with Nineveh? What have they done to merit his wrath?” Nahum provides an explanation the author of Jonah chose to … Continue reading

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