Author: Tommy Keene

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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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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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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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How to Write a Seminary Paper: Part 2, Researching (And Perfecting) Your Thesis

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series How to Write a Seminary Paper

In our first post we looked at the most important aspect of a good seminary paper: the thesis. But the thesis is actually only one leg of a three legged school. A good seminary...

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Pray in the Plural

I am really appreciating Witsius on the Lord’s Prayer (which is what I am currently preaching through at CTK). His insights are striking and perspective-changing, and his analysis is exhaustive. He is, in fact,...

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How to Write a Seminary Paper: Part 1, The Thesis

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series How to Write a Seminary Paper

It’s that time of year again. No, not Halloween. Not Thanksgiving. Those are just warning signs of the impending doom that awaits. The impending doom, of course, is the end of the semester at...

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