What Is Exegesis & Why Is It Important? Plus, How to Start

If you did not already know it, you should be doing exegesis every time you read the Bible. But what is exegesis? Here is the answer from Logos.com………

https://www.logos.com/grow/what-is-exegesis-and-why-is-it-important/

What Can We Learn from the Roman Centurions in the Bible?

There are some very interesting insights in this article from Crosswalk.com! Here is a tidbit: “In Matthew 8 this centurion understands that Jesus is a man of great power and authority. He has faith that Jesus is able to speak a word and his servant will be healed. This is rather astonishing because up to this point in the narrative Jesus has not healed anyone from a distance. But this centurion seemed to know and believe that Jesus could accomplish whatever He desired.” From Crosswalk.com……………..

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/what-can-we-learn-from-the-roman-centurions-in-the-bible.html

Why Study the Old Testament?

One of the main reasons for this blog is to point people to encouraging and helpful biblical blogs and websites. As such, this article is a little different because it points out a fantastic website called ThirdMill.org. This site provides FREE seminary-level courses from top evangelical scholars and seminaries. The following article is really the first lesson in a series called, “Kingdom, Covenants and Canon of the Old Testament, ” hosted by Dr. Richard Pratt, Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Editor of the NIV Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible and a translator for the New Living Translation……………………

https://thirdmill.org/seminary/lesson.asp/vid/38/version//ft/m

An introduction to honour and shame

Lately, my readings and studies have led me to discover more about “honor and shame” cultures, and how most of the world lives in such cultures. In fact, ancient Near East cultures were honor and shame cultures. Thus, here is a short but informative article by Australian (thus the weird spelling of “honour”!!) pastor and blogger Simon van Bruchem. From Written for Our Instruction………………….

Play-Doh, Flannelgraphs, and Teaching Kids Biblical Theology

For those of you with children, I believe this is a helpful and insightful article on the importance of tying the stories of the Bible together so that your kids will begin to learn about the one Great Story the Bible is telling. From Crossway……………..