Category Archives: New Testament Studies

Jesus Heals the Little Children? Preliminary Thoughts on Mark 10:13

Most of us are familiar with the story of Jesus and the little children. A group of individuals bring children to Jesus, and his disciples rebuke them. Jesus, in turn, welcomes them and uses the occasion as an opportunity to … 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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Recitation of Philippians 1:1-11

It took a bit longer than I would have liked to memorize the next three verses. This had more to do with my discipline than it does with their difficulty. Nevertheless, it is done. A video of my recitation of … Continue reading

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Consonance and Assonance in Philippians 1:9-10

The holidays wreak havoc on one’s schedule. The regime of one’s day is thrown into disarray. As soon as our holiday started, my memorization of Philippians became a distant thought of the past. Last night on our drive home from … Continue reading

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The Mother-in-Law–Jeremiah 29:11 Refrigerator Magnet–Diet Principle

I have been reading Jonathan Pennington’s Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction. In chapter 7, Pennington addresses matters pertaining to “Intent,” “Meaning,” and “Posture.” At the conclusion of the chapter he talks about “The Mother-in-Law–Jeremiah 29:11 Refrigerator Magnet–Diet … Continue reading

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We’ve Killed Deponency! Where Next?

For many of you, the title of this post will likely make you turn tail and run to another site in order to kill time before vacation starts. I wouldn’t blame you. After all, what is deponency and why should … Continue reading

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Making Some Progress

1) I have finished the first two lessons (illustrations and all) of my Ephesians series for the youth this week.  I have one more lesson to complete.  Hopefully I will be able to knock that out this morning/afternoon as well … Continue reading

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