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Only Fitting

It seemed only fitting that I get lunch with my mentor and friend, Dr. David Alan Black before following in his footsteps to a German speaking nation in pursuit of a PhD I can not begin to express how much … Continue reading

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Cerone’s Travels and PhD Studies at LMU

It just occurred to me, dear reader, that I haven’t mentioned on this blog that the Cerone family is in the middle of a tumultuous time. We have left Bellingham—the remnant of that lost Garden of Eden—to spend a month … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: A Review

There’s simply no good textbook for third semester Greek. Yes, there are excellent grammars, intermediate grammars, workbooks, and more. Some of the standards, in my opinion, are David Alan Black’s It’s Still Greek to Me, Daniel Wallace’s Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, … Continue reading

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Siddhartha: Dover Dual Language Classic

If you’re looking for another good resource for learning German, you should look into the Dover Classics Dual-Language series. A friend from work pointed them to me and I decided to pick up the dual text of Herman Hesse’s Siddharta.  Two … Continue reading

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Using “Modern Theological German” in Logos

Along with Frau Meier und ihr Briefträger, biblical and theological PhD hopefuls know well Helmut Ziefle’s Modern Theological German: A Reader and Dictionary. Ziefle’s work provides a natural segue from acquiring the language through grammars such as April Wilson’s Learn … Continue reading

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QOTD: Thomas à Kempis and the Imitation of Christ

I decided to do a bit of light reading this morning and picked up Thomas à Kempis’ The Imitation of Christ. The quote below is taken from Book 1, Chapter 3. Therein, he stresses the necessity of piety and the imitation … Continue reading

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Cyprian on Morning and Evening Prayers

In today’s reading of On the Lord’s Prayer, I encountered Cyprian’s reasoning for why we should engage in morning and evening prayers. Cyprian writes, For we should pray in the morning in order that the resurrection of the Lord should be celebrated … Continue reading

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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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