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New Blog Name and Address: Sign and Shadow

Well, I’m sad to say it, but given the feedback I’ve received probably no one else will be: unfinalizable.com is now signandshadow.com. Apparently the word “unfinalizable,”┬áin addition to being unpronounceable, was too esoteric. I...

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David Garland’s Mark Commentary is Free This Month

Garland’s NICAC commentary on Mark is excellent, and you can get it free this month from Logos! We just went through Mark at our church, and this was a very helpful resource. Details here:...

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Thank you Logos… This is Great

Get the Free Version of Logos, Just for Scholars https://blog.logos.com/2017/08/get-free-version-logos-just-scholars/

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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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Read this before Teaching Revelation (or other Apocalyptic texts)

Interpreting, preaching, and teaching through books like Revelation, Zechariah, Ezekiel, and the latter half of Daniel can be a bit intimidating. There are some great technical resources out there for better understanding these apocalyptic...

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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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The Deer is Dehydrated

One of my favorite psalms is Psalm 42. It’s on many people’s top 10s, so I’m not special in this regard. It famously opens: As the deer pants for flowing streams, So pants my...

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What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the OT?

This week I’m preaching on Hebrews 8, which describes the betterness of the New Covenant using Jeremiah 31. The passage raises the question: if the NT is so much better because of the presence...

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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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