Land Bridge, Netherlands Almost anyone who has ever heard me teach is unaware of the debt I owe to Dr. Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. (PhD. Brandeis University) and the Colman M. Mockler distinguished professor of Old Testament, and president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. In 1979, I took one class from … More The Day the Rabbi Drew Question Marks
Excerpt from my afternoon reading. “The Story of Jesus Christ, then, isn’t a story that came out of nowhere like the Book of Mormon, and it isn’t a timeless set of ideas as with Plato’s philosophical writings. The Story of Jesus Christ is locked into one people, one history, and one Scripture: it makes sense … More What is the Gospel?
Tuesday is for Preaching I am thankful for the discussions that the history channel’s mini-series on the Bible is stimulating. Nevertheless, it is clear from the whatever niggling we might do about the truncating and compression of the Bible stories selected, the bigger problem with the series is that it doesn’t get the big story … More Some Basic Words on Preaching the Word in a History Channel World
Tuesday is for Revival “The assumption is that revival is needed to remedy deficiencies that would not be present had real Christianity been practiced and readily observed by a watching world. Whenever such authenticity is scarce, it becomes necessary to plead, ‘O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years!’ (Hab. 3:2 NKJV). … More If Real Christianity Was Practiced