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Book Review: Charles Lee Irons, A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament

Irons, Charles Lee. A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2012. 608 pp. Hb; $39.99. Link to Kregel This new publication from Kregel follows in the tradition of Sprachlicher Schluessel Zum Griechischen Neue...
by Reading Acts on Nov 30, 2016

-Archaeology: First Century Synagogue Ruins Confirm New Testament Accounts

The discovery of a rural synagogue in Galilee dating from the 1st century lends support for the New Testament accounts of Jesus teaching in synagogues. For years scholars have doubted those accounts since it was hard to believe that a Jewish rabbi wo...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Aug 23, 2016

-Archaeology: First Century Synagogue Ruins Confirm New Testament Accounts

The discovery of a rural synagogue in Galilee dating from the 1st century lends support for the New Testament accounts of Jesus teaching in synagogues. For years scholars have doubted those accounts since it was hard to believe that a Jewish rabbi wo...
by APOLOGETICA on Aug 23, 2016

Wrestling with the Two Headed Monster of John 3.16

Hello My name is Jeremy Shank. I am pastor at Thornville UMC in the Foothills District. I am currently blogging about and hoping to form ideas for a new book I’m working on. “Inclusion/Exclusion – a look at how salvation works in th...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Aug 3, 2016

5 Ways to be a Good Bible City Tour Guide

When you move to a new city it can be very overwhelming.  I remember moving to South London back in the days before my phone knew how to get me to my destination.  I had a huge book of street maps on the passenger seat and I gradually learned to na...
by Biblical Preaching on Jul 4, 2016

Gospel of Jesus' Wife Is a Forgery

Gospel of Jesus' Wife, public domain. Joel Kontinen In the first century A.D., the apostles had to fight against false doctrines and false gospels that sought to undermine Christianity. Gnostic gospels portrayed a Jesus that was different from...
by Joel Kontinen on Jun 20, 2016

Book Review: Richard N. Longenecker, The Epistle to the Romans (NIGTC)

by Reading Acts on Jun 8, 2016

Book Review: Richard N. Longenecker, The Epistle to the Romans (NIGTC)

by Reading Acts on Jun 8, 2016

The Story of 3 Great Unions

Union with Christ is becoming a fashionable term in church world.  Some are recognizing the significance of the term, seeing it as the framework in which all of salvation theology makes sense.  Others are using it because others are using it. Yet t...
by Biblical Preaching on Jun 3, 2016

The Homefront Went to War

Sometime when I was in my late teens or early twenties, I visited a stationery store in downtown Stockton. Back in the day when big box office supply stores had not yet been invented and people quaintly still wrote letters. This one was having a clea...
by Proof Positive on May 25, 2016

Church Abuse?

Many times when I mention that my wife and I have left the organized church, people assume something happened to hurt us or make us mad. Just to be clear on this subject, neither one of us have ever been abused or hurt by the church. Neither one of u...
by Done with Religion on May 22, 2016

Church Abuse?

Many times when I mention that my wife and I have left the organized church, people assume something happened to hurt us or make us mad. Just to be clear on this subject, neither one of us have ever been abused or hurt by the church. Neither one of u...
by Done with Religion on May 22, 2016

Book Giveaway Winner – New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, Vol. 10

Now that I have completed my grading for the spring semester and turned in the last of my grades, I am ready to announce the winner of the latest volume of the New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, edited by S. R. Llewelyn and J. R. Harriso...
by Reading Acts on May 3, 2016

Book Giveaway Winner – New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, Vol. 10

Now that I have completed my grading for the spring semester and turned in the last of my grades, I am ready to announce the winner of the latest volume of the New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, edited by S. R. Llewelyn and J. R. Harriso...
by Reading Acts on May 3, 2016

The Pathway to Spiritual Maturity

The epistle of James is a remarkable document. He was the skeptical half-brother of Jesus who became a key leader in the church in Jerusalem. While Jesus was going through his season of public ministry, James thought he was mad. Then we discover that...
by Biblical Preaching on May 1, 2016

Book Giveaway – New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, Vol. 10

This is the second book I am giving away in celebration of One Million Hits at Reading Acts as well as the end of the spring semester. I have an extra copy of the latest volume of the New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, edited by S. R. Lle...
by Reading Acts on Apr 26, 2016

Book Giveaway – New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, Vol. 10

This is the second book I am giving away in celebration of One Million Hits at Reading Acts as well as the end of the spring semester. I have an extra copy of the latest volume of the New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, edited by S. R. Lle...
by Reading Acts on Apr 26, 2016

“Can there be any day but this?” George Herbert’s “Easter”

As we are still in the Easter season, here is George Herbert’s “Easter,” quoted in N.T. Wright’s Resurrection and the Son of God. I got me flowers to straw thy way; I got me boughs off many a tree: But thou wast up by break of day, And brough...
by Words on the Word on Apr 23, 2016

Life Now

We can easily make the Martha mistake.  I don’t mean the Martha in the kitchen mistake though.  At the end of Luke 10 we see Martha graciously rebuked by Jesus for desperately trying to love her neighbor as her first priority, when she should hav...
by Biblical Preaching on Apr 1, 2016

Life Now

We can easily make the Martha mistake.  I don’t mean the Martha in the kitchen mistake though.  At the end of Luke 10 we see Martha graciously rebuked by Jesus for desperately trying to love her neighbor as her first priority, when she should hav...
by Biblical Preaching on Apr 1, 2016


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