Come join us October 29-31, 2013 on Southern’s campus for the annual preaching conference. I’ll be doing a break-out session on hermeneutics. I plan to use a mnemonic method employing seven images that will help preachers remember seven essential interpretive steps as they study a biblical text.
Reasons I recommend Paul’s Missionary Methods: In His Time and Ours as a helpful book for missions students or missionary practitioners: 1. Rarely do you find a book that effectively brings together the disciplines of biblical studies and missiology as this book does. 2. Contributors to this book are some the best thinkers in their respective fields: Michael Bird, [...]
Looking for a conference to fire up your college students for international missions? Check out Southern Seminary’s Resolute conference (February 15-16). I’ll be leading a breakout session entitled A Rope-Holding Great Commission-Supporting Anchor at Home.
Today, I have the privilege of attending Chris Cowan’s oral defense of his dissertation, “‘Confident of Better Things’: Assurance of Salvation in the Letter to the Hebrews.” When looking at the warning passages, Chris (pictured above) persuasively contends for the “means of salvation” approach of Schreiner and Caneday. I taught Chris Elementary Greek more than [...]
Discovering the Mission of God (IVP) has just been published. I am honored to have written a chapter entitled “The Power of the Gospel.” A brief excerpt: “If the gospel is God’s word, then we must reverently and faithfully proclaim it, being careful not to distort it in any way or misrepresent God. Moreover, if God has [...]
A collection of excellent essays by New Testament scholars and missiologists. The book should be published in late 2012. I had the pleasure of editing this work with my former professor, J. Mark Terry. The book can be purchased pre-publication on Amazon.
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