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Feb 5

What would Elisabeth Elliot say about Valentine’s Day?

Romantic love is a wonderful thing, but unless marriage is founded upon a covenant of love—a love of commitment regardless of emotions—romantic love has no safe place to flourish. Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) spoke wisely and practically about such covenant love in this selection from an unpublished manuscript: A honeymooning couple may be so dazzled with [...]

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Dec 18

Interview with Janet Parshall

On Monday, December 21, at 6:30am (EST), Janet Parshall of Moody Radio will interview Dr. Plummer about his new co-authored book, Held in Honor: Wisdom for Your Marriage from Voices in the Past.

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Dec 18

Daily Dose of Greek

Sign up at the Daily Dose of Greek to receive a free daily 2-minute ‘screen cast’ to keep you reading the Greek New Testament. Don’t read Greek yet? Check out the free basic lessons at this link. Interested in more rigorous instruction? Join me in an online class at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Dec 18

Behind the Bowtie

Click here to watch the short video “Behind the Bowtie.” When he’s not serving on the mission field or teaching in the classroom, what exactly does your seminary professor’s day look like? One videographer was inspired enough by his instructor to work with the Southern Productions team on this background story featuring Dr. Robert Plummer [...]

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May 7

Deliver us from “evil” or “the evil one”?

When we pray “the Lord’s prayer,” are we asking God to deliver us from “evil” or from “the evil one”? Here’s a short video showing why “Greek matters” in studying the Lord’s prayer:

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May 7

Talking With Catholics About the Gospel

I’m very grateful for Chris Castaldo’s new helpful book: Talking with Catholics About the Gospel: A Guide for Evangelicals See a video interview with Chris here.

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Dec 14

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.

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Nov 7

Chris Cowan defends dissertation on assurance in Hebrews

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 [...]

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Sep 11

Discovering the Mission of God

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 [...]

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Jul 18

Paul’s Missionary Methods available on Amazon

  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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