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

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

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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“Thing” is now a Thing: What do recent changes to the English dictionary tells us about the meaning of Biblical words?

So how do you figure out what a biblical word means? Drop the word studies, the linguistic magic acts, the etymological rigmarole, and just look it up in a decent lexicon.

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Why is the OT Sacrificial System so Bloody?

The OT sacrificial system is a constant reminder that we are not, in fact, “all right.” In fact, as an OT saint approaches the tabernacle, the ceremonial law vividly, repeatedly, and consistently proclaims “you’re not welcome here.” Or, more accurately, “come, but not to close.”

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Like a Mother Hen

I recently preached on John 19:23-27 at Christ the King. That’s the passage where Jesus gives his mother into the care of the beloved disciple. It was a privilege to consider a “mother’s comfort”...

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Words that Lost their Pop

Have you ever noticed that we Christians use some words rather frequently in a religious or spiritual context, but almost never in what we might call “ordinary” life?

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Pilgrims without a Pilgrimage

Though we are pilgrims, like the Israelites of old, seeking a holy rest and a most holy place, nevertheless, we are pilgrims who, unlike Israel, make no pilgrimage.

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Don’t Take off Your Shoes until Bedtime [Biblical Wisdom]

I’ve been thinking recently about how reticent I am to do something I don’t have to do. If it’s not urgent, it can wait, and if it can wait, it can wait for-ev-er (pronounced...

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Biblical Wisdom: A New Blog Series

It’s no accident that the Bible gives us multiple types of ethical exhortation. Not everything is a command. God doesn’t just give us “thou shalt nots;” in fact, since the beginning, those have been...

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Paul’s Theology is His History

Wrede brought an end to the old liberal enterprise by arguing that you can’t seperate Paul’s religion from his theology. There is a deeper truth embedded here: you can’t seperate Christianity from history.

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