Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Zondervan has placed the NIV Application Commentary Series on sale for only $4.74 each through May 20th (3 at $4.99). This is an excellent deal as prices for many of them were upwards of $20 each.
Genesis (John Walton)
Leviticus, Numbers (Roy Gane)
Deuteronomy (Daniel Block)
Joshua (Robert Hubbard Jr.)
Judges, Ruth (K. Lawson Younger Jr.)
1 and 2 Kings (August Konkel)
1 and 2 Chronicles (Andrew Hill)
Esther (Karen Jobes)
Job (John Walton)
Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (Iain Provan)
Isaiah (John Oswalt)
Jeremiah, Lamentations (J. Andrew Dearman)
Ezekiel (Iain Duguid)
Daniel (Tremper Longman III)
Hosea, Amos, Micah (Gary Smith)
Joel, Obadiah, Malachi (David Baker)
Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (James Bruckner)
Haggai, Zechariah (Mark Boda)
Matthew (Michael Wilkins)
Mark (David Garland)
Luke (Darrell Bock)
John (Gary Burge)
Acts (Ajith Fernando)
Romans (Douglas Moo)
1 Corinthians (Craig Blomberg)
Galatians (Scot McKnight)
Ephesians (Klyne Snodgrass)
Philippians (Frank Thielman)
Colossians, Philemon (David Garland)
1 and 2 Thessalonians (Michael Holmes)
1 and 2 Timothy, Titus (Walter Liefeld)
Hebrews (George Guthrie)
James (David Nystrom)
1 Peter (Scot McKnight)
2 Peter, Jude (Douglas Moo)
The Letters of John (Gary Burge)
Revelation (Craig Keener)
Thursday, 7 February 2013
A 9-min mini-documentary in a series called Prodigies, about the life and world of a modern-day child preacher, 11-year-old Ezekiel Stoddard.
PRODIGIES is a bi-weekly series showcasing the youngest, brightest, most talented phenoms from across the globe as they challenge themselves to reach new heights and the stories behind them.
Thursday, 16 February 2012
I committed 2 mornings this week to attend a preaching conference organizer by SBC. The speaker was Dr Jeffrey Arthurs from Gordon-Conwell, the theme was “Preaching with Variety” (the title of his book).
He touched on the following topics:
- Foundations of expository preaching
- The Bible as Literature and Rhetoric
- Preaching the Psalms
- Preaching the Parables
Here are some points I gleaned.
The communication of a biblical concept, derived from … historical, grammatical, and literary study of a passage in its context, which the Holy Spirit first applies to the personality and experience of the preacher, then through the preacher applies to the hearers. ~ Haddon Robinson
Friday, 20 January 2012
Recently, Peter Mead posted the article ‘Bible Software and Sermon Prep‘ on his blog, comparing Logos, BibleWorks and Accordance. Here were my comments.
As what you mentioned and rightly pointed out, the strength and main draw is the commentaries and resources for Logos, and the exegetical, linguistic tools for BibleWorks. I’ve been in full-time ministry for about 10 years, and spent 3 years in seminary.
Whilst in seminary, doing an M.Div in pastoral ministries, we mainly used BibleWorks, especially for my Greek and Hebrew language and exegesis modules, also a little for Homiletics for preparation. It’s very technical, and I would say, it would be very helpful if you already have a working knowledge or skills in working with the original languages. Parsing, inflections, mood, person, exegetical structure, those who know it understand what I mean.