Monthly Archives: February 2016

60% Off All Oxford University Press Books

If you haven’t seen, you can get 60% off all OUP books here. So, for instance, Lampe’s A Patristic Greek Lexicon usually costs $625 but can now be purchased for $250. Too bad I still don’t have the money, even if it’s … Continue reading

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Tertullian on Praying before Meals

In today’s reading of On the Lord’s Prayer, I discovered this gem explaining why Christians should, according to Tertullian, pray before meals and before taking baths. It is also fitting that the faithful should neither take food nor enter the … Continue reading

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QOTD: Tertullian on Hallowing God’s Name

I recently picked up a Logos package that includes Alistair Stewart-Sykes’ translation of Tertullian, Cyrian & Origen’s expositions on the Lord’s Prayer. I decided to take it up as a devotional, pleasure read, and I came across Tertullian’s comment on … Continue reading

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A Well-Ordered Household

One difficult passage within the pastoral epistles is the expectation that an overseer “manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s … Continue reading

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The Grave Consequences of Sedition—1 Clement

In my reading on Odd Magne Bakke’s excellent work Concord and Peace, I came across this great except: Futhermore, and this is probably the most important reason for Clement to use just this particular term as the principal term for the … Continue reading

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Sophia Abigail Cerone

Early Tuesday morning (Feb 16, 2016 at 1:33 AM), Sophia Abigail Cerone was born. She is 20 inches long and 8lbs 14oz. This is our second little one, and we thrilled to finally have her here. As with Elijah’s name, Mary Beth and I chose … Continue reading

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Zondervan Exegetical Commentary Sale

If you haven’t seen already, Logos has 8/10 of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentaries on sale for $9.99 each (the two excluded volumes are Mark Strauss’ commentary on Mark and Karen Jobes’ on the 1–3 John). This is the best sale I’ve ever seen … Continue reading

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Book Review: Language for God in Patristic Tradition

Language for God in Patristic Tradition: Wrestling with Biblical Anthropomorphism. By Mark Sheridan. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2015, 254 pp., $26.00 paper. Biblical characterizations of God are often theologically unworthy of him and are, at times, downright immoral. Not only … Continue reading

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A Hearty Thank You and My Current Reading List

This evening, UPS arrived at my door with a package. Inside—Benjamin J. M. Johnson’s Reading David and Goliath in Greek and Hebrew—was a very generous gift from one of mentors at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Apparently, he read my twitter feed, … Continue reading

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