Monthly Archives: January 2011

Rhetorical Nature of the Epistles

Another interesting aspect that I picked up from Wall’s introduction to the NT Epistles is the rhetorical nature of the biblical letters (“Introduction to the Epistolary Literature,” by Robert W. Wall in The New Interpreter’s Bible, Vol. X.). A simple definition … Continue reading

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Canon Logic

I was recently reading the article on an introduction to the epistles (“Introduction to the Epistolary Literature,” by Robert W. Wall in The New Interpreter’s Bible, Vol. X.), and he made some interesting observations about the epistles that I had … Continue reading

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The Story of the Bible

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The majority of Scripture is narrative, and when taken together, it provides an overarching story. First and foremost, the Bible is about God and his activity in the world among sinful humanity. It is this story that provides unity and cohesion to … Continue reading

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All Scripture

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,  17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work (2 Tim. 3:16-17). All Scripture … Continue reading

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Church Themes

Broadmoor has loosely used a “theme” the last few years, and I believe these have been very helpful. The elders have chosen a biblical topic, and the church has focused on this theme throughout the year with regular Bible readings, … Continue reading

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I Am Not A Racist

When charged with being a racist or a bigot, I have never heard someone admit to being a racist. Everyone I have ever heard has stated that they am not a racist. Sadly, however, racism still exists. It is a … Continue reading

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The Dream of a King

If you haven’t already taken the time, it would be worth your while to watch MLK’s “I have a dream” speech. The transcribed text from the audio of the speech can be found here and the final part of the … Continue reading

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Romans/Galatians Class

My spring semester, consisting of a single class on Romans/Galatians, started last week, so let the busyness resume. I love taking classes and have directed, intentional study on God’s word, but it can be demanding at times. This class will … Continue reading

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What is Theology?

What is theology? Is it good, bad or indifferent? I think it is important to consider what this word means, and its implications for Christian living.  This word is particularly appropriate for this blog to consider since a form of … Continue reading

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Psalm 2 Prayer

This is a prayer based on my reading and reflection of Psalm 2 (NASB, NIV): O Sovereign King! Ruler of the Universe and All Nations! You are in control, and all things are within your power. Yet, nations rise up, … Continue reading

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More Lessons from the Edge of the Field

My last post used Lev. 23:22 as test case to consider the ethical import found in the Old Testament Law.  This verse instructs the Israelites not to harvest their fields to the edge but to leave the gleanings for the poor. … Continue reading

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Finding Instruction in the OT Law

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Is the OT Law beneficial for teaching and practice today? What about laws that do not seem relevant today? Those are excellent questions that should be addressed. Consider the following example: And when you reap the harvest of your land, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Barbie

I’ve been thinking about the Barbie doll a little bit lately. Yeah, I know that’s not a macho thing to admit, but what can I say, I have two little girls in the house. My 4 year old had been … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Singing

The church where I attend had a singing on New Year’s Eve. What a great experience and a beneficial way to reflect on the past  year and look forward to the new. Churches of Christ engage in congregational, a cappella … Continue reading

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