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When to Use Your Language Knowledge, Part 2: Only if it’s Absolutely Necessary (and it probably isn’t)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series When to use the Original Languages

Even if you can utilize your knowledge of Greek or Hebrew syntax and vocabulary, there’s probably a better way to prove your point, and you should take that route instead.

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The Best Translation to use for (Public) Exegesis

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Exegesis without the Languages

It might not be your favorite translation; it might not be the one you memorized as a kid, or the one that represents your hermeneutical and theological ideal, but you need to regard it as yours. Why? Because it’s the one your church uses.

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How do I do good exegesis if I don’t know Hebrew or Greek? (Part 1)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Exegesis without the Languages

Let’s say that you want to do some serious exegetical work on a passage of Scripture–perhaps you need to write an exegetical paper, or you’re running this week’s Bible Study, or counseling a client...

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Just Not Good Business

I recently had the opportunity to contribute to Tabletalk Magazine for their issue on “The Parables of Jesus.” Most of Jesus’ parables are relatively lengthy and complex, but I was given the two shortest,...

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Announcing a New Podcast!

Join the faculty of Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington DC (Drs. Peter Lee, Thomas Keene, Scott Redd, and Paul Jeon) as we discuss weekly news, relevant issues, and all matters Biblical and theological.

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All Prayer is Corporate Prayer

Prayer is always a kind of gathering, even when it is private. All prayer is corporate prayer, for in it we inevitably include our family, our neighbors, our church, Christ’s kingdom.

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The Seven Letters in Revelation are Sermons on the Rest of the Book

Imagine you are tasked with preaching the entirety of Revelation to your congregation in a single sermon. The whole book. One sermon. Majoring on relevance and application. How would you do it? Or maybe...

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When to use the original languages. Part 1: Only if you know them!

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series When to use the Original Languages

So you think that the person you’re talking to (or preaching at) needs to fully appreciate what the Greek or Hebrew┬áreally says? I recently tweeted out the following conditions that must be true before...

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How to Write a Seminary Paper: Part 3. The Argument

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series How to Write a Seminary Paper

In our first post we looked at what makes a good thesis. In our second post we applied those insights to paper research. Now we turn to a third point: using your research to...

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Witsius: We not only pray TO God, but FOR Him

The first petition of the Lord’s pray calls upon God to “hallow” his own name, which is remarkable for at least three reasons. Witsius argues that this is remarkable for three reasons: It is...

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