A Commentary on Exodus

March 31, 2015 | Comments Off on A Commentary on Exodus

I love the Old Testament. I love Exodus. So I was excited when I was asked to review Commentary on Exodus, A (Kregel Exegetical Library) by Duane A. Garrett. This massive tome is absolutely full of useful information. I love the history section. Garrett devotes a substantial amount of ink to the history and culture […]


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What does God have in mind for Israel? That’s a question many are asking today. We get a lot of political opinions, and more than a few “religious” opinions. But do we have an answer? Darrell Bock and Mitch Glaser suggest that we can know from Scripture and history what God’s plans for Israel are. […]


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Bucking the Video Bible Study Trend

December 6, 2014 | Comments Off on Bucking the Video Bible Study Trend

Video Bible studies have become popular among many small groups. These include anything from the study’s author teaching the full lesson, to a short devotional type commentary from the author, to a local pastor creating a video to accompany his or her church’s small groups. Leaders and small-group pastors seem to love these, and with […]


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Check out the New SmallGroups.com

August 7, 2014 | Comments Off on Check out the New SmallGroups.com

  Christianity Today has totally redesigned the SmallGroups.com website.  Check it out. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. If you aren’t familiar with SmallGroups.com, it is the premiere site for small group leaders and pastors. They boast thousands of articles and Bible studies. According to managing editor Amy Jackson, “Our goal was to make it […]


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A Commentary on Judges and Ruth | Excellent, but Not for the Faint at Heart

May 31, 2014 | Comments Off on A Commentary on Judges and Ruth | Excellent, but Not for the Faint at Heart

If you’re looking for a comprehensive commentary on Judges and Ruth, this is it. Written by Robert B. Chisholm, Jr., department chair and professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and senior Old Testament editor for the New English Translation, A Commentary on Judges and Ruth (Kregel Exegetical Library) is an excellent resource […]


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Warfare in the Old Testament

April 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Warfare in the Old Testament

What did warfare look like in Israel during the time of Joshua, Judges, David, and Isaiah? What about the other Ancient Near East militaries? How were they the same? Different? OK, call me a geek, but I love this stuff. I’ve written Bible studies on the books of Joshua and Isaiah and on the armor […]


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What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’s Bible

January 20, 2014 | Comments Off on What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’s Bible

If you’re a pastor, Bible study leader, or student looking for an excellent Old Testament survey, this is it. What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible by Jason S. DeRouchie (ed.) is another of the gorgeous Kegel Academic publications. It’s simple enough for the non-seminary trained among us, but […]


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Charts on the Life, Letters, and Theology of Paul

July 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Charts on the Life, Letters, and Theology of Paul

It’s another Charts book! This time on Paul. In April I reviewed Kregel Academic’s book of Charts on the Book of Hebrews. I loved it, and feel the same about this book. I wish I had had this book when I took my New Testament class last year. It sure would have made my life […]


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Jesus the Messiah

May 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Jesus the Messiah

Did you ever wonder what Jesus’ contemporaries understood about the Messiah or how they missed him? With the advantage of hindsight, it seems so obvious that he was the fulfillment of all the prophesies. How did they miss it? But we start deductively, knowing who Jesus is from the NT and therefore seeing the clear […]


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Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down

April 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down

Sheryl Giesbrecht’s life sounds a lot like mine. Maybe a lot like yours, too. Maybe like someone you are ministering to. Do you ever get the idea that your lot is somehow harder than everyone else’s? I do. I compare my problems with my friend’s successes. I compare my not-so-good health to my friend who […]


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