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March 14 2018, 6PM

Listening as Spiritual Hospitality: To listen is very hard, because it asks of us so much interior stability that we no longer need to prove ourselves by speeches, arguments, statements, or declarations. True listeners no longer have an inner need to make... [Uncategorized]

March 3, 2PM

I’ve said that I want to start blogging more and need to discipline myself to “get er done” as Mater would say. lol I want to take a couple of posts and share how I see the “flow of thought” of 1 Timothy and how that “f... [Uncategorized]

February 13, 7PM

I was recently in communication with a friend about possible ministry opportunities.  It was about a possible church – being the pastor.  It was known I had applied for a chaplain position in the area but that it had not worked out – we were... [Uncategorized]


I hope to get back to it – so instead of posting on Facebook which is where I and most others went, I want to put things up here.  Pray for me to do that ha ha.  Well, here goes [Uncategorized]

October 28 2017, 6AM

Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center This Week in AG History — October 26, 1929 By Ruthie Edgerly Oberg Originally published on PE-News, 14 September 2017 In 1929, noted British theologian and church leader Donald Gee warned Assemblies of God leaders th... [Uncategorized]

October 15, 11AM

The ultimate reason for our hope is not to be found at all in what we want, wish for and wait for; the ultimate reason is that we are wanted and wished for and waited for. What is it that awaits us? Does anything await us at all, or are we alone? Whenever... [Uncategorized]

October 5, 3PM

LXX Studies The following article is reproduced from The Gospel Witness 65.6 (1986): 22 (102) with permission. The Gospel Witness is a publication of Jarvis St. Baptist Church in Toronto, Ontario that would devote one issue per year to Toronto Baptist Sem... [Uncategorized]

September 18, 5AM

There is a new systematic Pentecostal Theology out – it’s by systematic theologian Wolfgang Vondey Professor at Regent University and also UK Birmingham. Here is what my friend Monte has to say about it: It is explicitly identified as a system... [Uncategorized]

June 30, 1PM

One Pentecostal's Journey Let it Go! Contrary to what you might think, this blog is not about a certain song that won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2014. Instead, I am referring to a phrase that Americans commonly use in response to a person’s... [Uncategorized]

June 8, 2PM

From Dave Black: The biggest mistakes students make are: Failing to be able to read Greek aloud. (English pronunciation is much harder than Greek.) Forgetting their paradigms. Looking at the word (rather than the morpheme) as the minimal unit of meaning ... [Uncategorized]

April 29, 5PM

I think it would be cool if someone took time to update it, you know… in service to the church.   A Word in Edgewise Most pastors I know, and a few laypeople, have a particular book in their library.  It is typically referred to as “Vine’s Exp... [Uncategorized]

April 9, 4PM

It is often taught and preached (we go always go with what preaches, right? ) that the same crowd that sang “Hosanna!” is the same crowd that cried out “Crucify him!”  Well… Marc Turnage, Director of the Assemblies of God C... [Uncategorized]

March 26, 12 PM

Dr Rob Plummer explains why the footnote of some Bibles have the comment “Some manuscripts say…” Interesting – even I learned something ha ha. blessings, [Uncategorized]

March 21, 11AM

I’ve been contemplating this phrasing in 1 Cor 6:7 ” … with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; …. “ διὰ τῶν ὅπλων τῆς δικαιοσύνης τῶν δεξιῶν καὶ ἀ... [Uncategorized]

March 20, 11AM

March 14, 4AM

Septuaginta &c. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you will know that I occasionally lament the fact that there are very few options for studying the Septuagint at the graduate or postgraduate level. This is particularly true in North Ame... [Uncategorized]

March 12, 7PM

‪Craig Keener on the Inward Leading of the Holy Spirit: [Uncategorized]

March 5, 8PM

So you think that the thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy is the Debil do you?   Check this out… Now that’s certainly something to think about…. What say you? Moi?  Well, I think I might agree.  We must always remember, conte... [Uncategorized]

March 4, 10AM

As the Lamb of God, Jesus brought to fulfillment the long awaited prophecies about the Messiah who would bring deliverance and set up God’s kingdom in the world. Let’s read together John 1:29-34. 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and s... [Uncategorized]


Facts about blood: If you’re a kid, your heart is about the same size as your fist, and if you’re an adult, it’s about the same size as two fists. In one day, your blood travels nearly 12,000 miles. Your heart beats about 100,000 times i... [Uncategorized]
Okay – I realize this is a post-resurrection discussion of the atonement but I personally think that is a good time to discuss these kinds of things, after the fact (well, in relation to the Christian calendar at least). My copy of I. Howard Marshal... [Uncategorized]
I am not going to claim I have the corner on this market – but I was thinking about why biblical illiteracy is such an issue in the good ‘ol USofA today.  Many claim they can’t understand the Bible, or they can read it but don’t ... [Uncategorized]
From Dave Black’s blog: I think unlovely orthodoxy, unbeautiful Christianity is a tragedy. We have pugilistic Christians; we have acrobatic Christians; we have athletic Christians; we have big-domed, learned Christians. We have all kinds of Christi... [Uncategorized] [a.w. tozer]
This is going to be an intentionally vague post but in the light of certain recent events both local and global within the church and from without – it would seem to me that the message of Paul’s letter to the Philippians is one in particular ... [Uncategorized]

February 25, 7AM

Great thoughts here from the great Vineyard pastor Luke Geraty: “<opinion>After preaching hundreds upon hundreds of sermons and after a lot of formal theological education and personal reading, I have come to some pretty strong conclusions abo... [Uncategorized]

February 4, 2PM

From Evangel University professor Bill Griffin: Here’s are some tell-tale signs that people who claim to have “special insight about Hebrew secrets” have no idea what they are talking about: 1. They treat Hebrew as a code to be deciphere... [Uncategorized]

January 3, 6PM

“The transformation that Paul’s vision calls for would not be to let a few more especially gifted women share with a few men the rare roles of domination; it would be to reorient the notion of ministry so that there would be no one ungifted, no on... [Uncategorized]

December 20 2016, 5PM

My friend Justin Evans – soon to be missionary to Europe – has written a good post about what it meant that there was no room in the inn and that Jesus was laid in a manger.  He wrote that post on Facebook.  I asked if I could post it here b... [Uncategorized]

November 6, 7AM

The world we live in, it’s a funny one.  Especially when it comes to gossip or communicating mistruths, halftruths and other kinds of myths and pithy sayings that when heard sound great but when looked at closer we often find out it is just a misco... [Uncategorized]

September 2, 8PM

Wanted to share a great quote here from chapter three of George Eldon Ladd’s little book The Gospel of the Kingdom: God’s Kingdom means the divine conquest over His enemies, a conquest which is to be accomplished in three stages; and the first vic... [Uncategorized]

August 27, 4AM

so I guess things really have improved – I too learned intermediate Greek from Wallace (Machen was my ‘baby” Greek) – I need to check this one out. I recently got Rob Plummer’s Going Deeper with Biblical Greek and that one ... [Uncategorized]

August 18, 6PM

Sad News: Pentecostal Scholar and Historian Walter Hollenweger has died. W.onderful W.orld of W.adholms It is with a heavy heart I announce that the Swiss Pentecostal scholar Walter Hollenweger passed away August 10, 2016. His contributions to Pentecos... [Uncategorized]

July 30, 3PM

The Prodigal Thought I have held my tongue for a very long time in commenting on something I believe is grievous within the evangelical church of America. But today I came across a 5,000+ word article written by evangelical theologian, Wayne Grudem, and... [Uncategorized]

July 9, 1PM

really good post here on Psalm 1! Convergence During my first week in the pulpit of Mount Hood Christian Center, I preached out of Psalm 1. And in it I shared a bit of vision. There are three points, inspired by the Psalm, that I would like our church to... [Uncategorized]

May 22, 6AM

Great review here by Jacob on the new Greek Grammer Going Deeper with New Testament Greek. Definitely one for the Pastor’s book shelf! ἐνθύμησις There’s simply no good textbook for third semester Greek. Yes, there are excellent grammar... [Uncategorized]

March 13, 12 PM

from David DeSilva’s book Unholy Allegiances: [The book of] Revelation moves us to think beyond our national borders and consider the global community, redrawing our mental maps of “us” vs “them” in light of the larger map of... [Uncategorized]

March 12, 11PM

It has been really long time since I have done any serious blogging and I think there are a few reasons for that. Probably the main reason is much conversation and interaction much like what happened with blogging in the past has all but completely moved... [Uncategorized]


This is really good to help get the context of what is going on both in Epehesus and in the time 1 Timothy was written… You can also check out Gary’s book for more… [Uncategorized]

February 11, 4PM

W.onderful W.orld of W.adholms This may seem a bit radical for my fellowship (Assemblies of God), but I would like to go on the record as saying that  ordination ought to be the aim of every pastor and not because of education, credentials, or prestige, ... [Uncategorized]

January 25, 11AM

too easy to buy into the “Daniel fast” fads. don’t do it…. W.onderful W.orld of W.adholms On Sunday I held services at the nursing homes in Ellendale and spoke on Daniel chapter 6 giving the summary of the book of Daniel which is... [Uncategorized]

December 17 2015, 3PM

This is very good. Old School Script Several months ago — when I had more time (before baby #2 arrived ;) — I watched Particle Fever on Netflix. Whoa! An amazing documentary about the international effort, spanning decades, between scientists from d... [Uncategorized]

December 15, 10AM

Apprentice 2 Jesus Throughout the Middle East, this still is the under-reported story. Forget the “Merry Christmas” junk here. It’s nothing. Let us raise our voices not for us (for once in our lives) but for others.  THIS is the story. Here a... [Uncategorized]

December 1, 3PM

November 26, 4AM

Brian Fulthorp:this si something many people in the world need to think about. I feel its worth sharing with you all (or reminding you). Blessings, and my y’all have a Happy Thanksgiving! Originally posted on Dr. Jeremiah Gibbs: This is a simple ... [Uncategorized]

November 21, 8AM

What should the Church’s response be to Muslim immigration in light of the recent attacks in Paris? AGTS’ President Mark Hausfeld lays out a Kingdom perspective in the video below. [Uncategorized]

November 7, 5PM

The Logos’ FaithLife blog has a post sharing the work of Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software Steve Runge from his forthcoming commentary on the book of James.  It’s very good.  Here it is in part: James also offers an unnerving foll... [Uncategorized]


Not only was Robertson a man zealous for Greek, but more importantly, he was passionate about the significant difference that knowing Greek can make for those who preach and teach God’s word. Robertson delivered his inaugural address at Southern Seminar... [Uncategorized]


Co-Authors Andreas J. Kostenberger, Benjamin L. Merkle, and Robert L. Plummer, offer a tribute (and some pretty great quotes) from the late great A.T. Robertson which is drawn from their forthcoming book, Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: An Intermed... [Uncategorized]

November 6, 2PM

So I have been in a Chaplain Resident program over the last year and recently completed it. If you’ve wondered what Chaplains do, the following link (for the Scott & White Hospital in Temple Texas), I think, gives a good summation that can be he... [Uncategorized]

October 27, 5AM

This is a good combination of books if you are interested in reading Christian theology from a relatively conservative point of view: Systematic Theology/Historical Theology Bundle (not sure how long the sale lasts… ) [Uncategorized]
This is a good combination of books if you are interested in reading Christian theology from a relatively conservative point of view: Systematic Theology/Historical Theology Bundle (not sure how long the sale lasts… ) [Uncategorized]

October 19, 8AM

Brian Fulthorp:what happens when we utilize and attractional way of thinking instead of engaging a missional way of thinking…. Originally posted on W.onderful W.orld of W.adholms: A major issue in our western consumerist culture is that consumerist... [Uncategorized]
Brian Fulthorp:what happens when we utilize and attractional way of thinking instead of engaging a missional way of thinking…. Originally posted on W.onderful W.orld of W.adholms: A major issue in our western consumerist culture is that consumerist... [Uncategorized]

October 9, 7PM

Most people (that’s me) are not really afraid of failing, they are actually afraid of succeeding… Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that m... [Uncategorized]
Most people (that’s me) are not really afraid of failing, they are actually afraid of succeeding… Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that m... [Uncategorized]

October 4, 5PM

Brian Fulthorp:If you’ve been wondering about the terms gog and magog in the Bible and how they apply to end times and such, and especially recently in light of certain recent events, this will be a helpful read. Originally posted on W.onderful W.... [Uncategorized]
Brian Fulthorp:If you’ve been wondering about the terms gog and magog in the Bible and how they apply to end times and such, and especially recently in light of certain recent events, this will be a helpful read. Originally posted on W.onderful W.... [Uncategorized]

September 29, 7PM

Brian Fulthorp:This is very good. We’ve been down this road too many times…. you think we’d be experts at it by now.  But it still gives me plenty to think about. I think we haven’t reached number 6 yet because I’ve struggle... [Uncategorized]
Brian Fulthorp:This is very good. We’ve been down this road too many times…. you think we’d be experts at it by now.  But it still gives me plenty to think about. I think we haven’t reached number 6 yet because I’ve struggle... [Uncategorized]

September 26, 8AM

Brian Fulthorp:This is a really interesting post here about pilgrimage and how often times problems can be solved in our lives simply by going for a walk. I’ve never been on a pilgrimage, but I’ve been on lots of walks. I know the author here ... [Uncategorized]
Brian Fulthorp:This is a really interesting post here about pilgrimage and how often times problems can be solved in our lives simply by going for a walk. I’ve never been on a pilgrimage, but I’ve been on lots of walks. I know the author here ... [Uncategorized]

September 25, 5AM

Brian Fulthorp:This is as a the saying goes “and oldie but a goodie” and I wanted to share it here. The great commission is not a suggestion – it is a mandate and it is the responsibility of every Christian to do his or her part to play... [Uncategorized]
Brian Fulthorp:This is as a the saying goes “an oldie but a goodie” and I wanted to share it here. The great commission is not a suggestion – it is a mandate and it is the responsibility of every Christian to do his or her part to play a... [Uncategorized]

September 18, 5PM

Really great article here by Mark Tanner which explains why a noisy, celebratory charismatic Church could be overlooking one of its best assets: the introvert. Source: Why the charismatic Church needs introverts [Uncategorized]
Really great article here by Mark Tanner which explains why a noisy, celebratory charismatic Church could be overlooking one of its best assets: the introvert. Source: Why the charismatic Church needs introverts [Uncategorized]

September 15, 5PM

Brian Fulthorp:Joshua R. Ziefle reviews Joe Castleberry’s new book “The New Pilgrims” Originally posted on Joshua Ryan Ziefle: Joseph Castleberry‘s most recent monograph, released today, is a fascinating reflection on one of the topics curren... [Uncategorized]
Brian Fulthorp:Joshua R. Ziefle reviews Joe Castleberry’s new book “The New Pilgrims” Originally posted on Joshua Ryan Ziefle: Joseph Castleberry‘s most recent monograph, released today, is a fascinating reflection on one of the topics curren... [Uncategorized]

September 11, 11AM

Brian Fulthorp:I stand in agreement with Joey Micah. Originally posted on Jory Micah: Me with President of SAGU, Kermit Bridges and his beautiful wife on a university trip to Italy in 2006. When I was just 13 years old I found myself on my knees, fac... [Uncategorized]
Brian Fulthorp:I stand in agreement with Jory Micah. Originally posted on Jory Micah: Me with President of SAGU, Kermit Bridges and his beautiful wife on a university trip to Italy in 2006. When I was just 13 years old I found myself on my knees, face ... [Uncategorized]

September 9, 12 PM

To be justified produces waves of glory. To repent is to be smitten in conscience with the terrible heinousness of sin – its repulsiveness to God and man. To be born again is to have a radical change of nature with an appropriate change of thinking and ... [Uncategorized]

August 9, 3PM

Leonard Sweet has a great quote about the work of the Spirit in our lives that he shared on his Facebook page: The Holy Spirit is not a Toblerone chocolate or Snickers Bar that helps us make it through difficult days. The Holy Spirit is a Tornado invasio... [Uncategorized]

August 1, 12 PM

Originally posted on Words on the Word: On the one hand, the burgeoning field of Septuagint studies still has few enough publications that any new work is potentially significant. On the other hand, there still seems to be an acute need for works that b... [Uncategorized]

July 26, 11AM

Brian Fulthorp:If you are interested in eschatology – this video is well worth listening to. It’s not your typical left behind approach – it’s far more robust. Blessings, Originally posted on W.onderful W.orld of W.adholms: The ... [Uncategorized]

July 22, 3AM

I am writing to share that – if you saw it about a week ago (if you are an FB friend) – Debbie posted that it’s true, we have started the packing process in preparations to move yet again. August 14th 2015 will be my last day of CPE (Cli... [Uncategorized]

July 18, 7AM

Sharing a video here with Craig Keener talking about ministry before a Holy God: [Uncategorized]

July 13, 5PM

if you like Galatians and you like Dog Moo’s work you may well enjoy his lectures on the book of Galatians! Blessings! [Uncategorized]

June 18, 5PM

Brian Fulthorp:Glad to see this happening… Originally posted on Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center: Advertisement for the 2012 annual meeting of the Southern Pacific District Council, which serves Hispanic Assemblies of God churches in Southern Ca... [Uncategorized]


Brian Fulthorp:not a single “western” nation made the list…. Originally posted on Disciple All Nations: Where is Christianity growing the fastest? The Center for the Study of Global Christianity, based at Gordon Conwell Seminary, publis... [Uncategorized]

May 30, 12 PM

Part of the challenge of ableism* as a worldview is that it is often difficult to distinguish what the Bible says from how the Bible has been received, what our religious traditions say about it, and how we have been taught to interpret it. This means th... [Uncategorized]

May 25, 6PM

my wife debbie and I were talking this morning about a situation with a church in the area that we are familiar with. this church recently took on a new pastor. she had attended a special service there because some friends we have were a focal point for a... [Uncategorized]

April 26, 5PM

thanks to Cliff Kvidahl, of Logos Bible Software fame, who blogs at Theological Musings for posting an article by J. Gresham Machen titled ‘The minister and his Greek New Testament‘ on the Facebook group page ‘Nerdy Language Majors.R... [Uncategorized]

April 24, 12 PM

Mike Lincona one of the leading scholars on this topic at the moment answers that question in the hour long video below: BLessings! [Uncategorized]

April 21, 5PM

Brian Fulthorp:Good stuff here on Acts 1:8 Originally posted on Andrew Gabriel: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you” (Acts 1:8). For some Christians, this text is all that defines Pentecost. However, Pentecost was a fulfillment ... [Uncategorized]

April 19, 6AM

or mission of the church? consider this…. Fundamentally, our mission (if it is biblically informed and validated) means our committed participation as God’s people, at God’s invitation and command, in God’s own mission within the history of Go... [Uncategorized]

April 3, 9PM

is still a vital teaching of the Bible, in my not so humble opinion.  I know many are dropping it like a hot potato, but I think they are wrong.  Yes, perhaps here are elements of all theories in the atonement, but if you ask me, I think Substitutionary... [Uncategorized]

March 29, 11AM

Frank Macchia offers here a Palm Sunday Reflection: 13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory a... [Uncategorized]

March 5, 12 PM

Craig Keener recently spoke at AGTS as the main speaker for the Stanley Horton Lectureship series.  They live-streamed it so the videos are on UStream and I do not know how to post them individually onto this blog page so for now all I can do it post a l... [Uncategorized]

March 3, 4AM

Quite possibly the most significant benefit of acquiring a knowledge of the biblical languages is intangible. Most of us are conditioned to think that nothing is truly valuable that does not have an immediate and concrete payoff, but a little reflection d... [Uncategorized]

February 26, 5AM

This week I’ve started my third Unit of CPE – our focus?  The On Purpose Chaplain: Intentional Professionalism.  We’ll be reading through Kevin McCarthy’s The On-Purpose Person: Making Your Life Make Sense and using that to guid... [Uncategorized]

February 24, 4AM

Been reading through Hebrews lately.  Thankful for the work of Christ on the Cross and his resurrection!  Consider Hebrews 9: 11 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here,[a] he went through the greater and more p... [Uncategorized]

February 17, 9PM

It is with thanks to author Christine Powell for the opportunity to review her book Questioning Your Doubts: A Harvard PhD Explores Challenges to Faith (IVP 2014). A little information about Dr. Powell from the Amazon site: Christina M. H. Powell (Ph... [Uncategorized]

February 12, 4AM

Dr. William K Kay (Oxford) offers here a brief 10 minute interview concerning the question, “Why study theology?” He addresses this question as an unabashed Pentecostal scholar of Pentecostalism and offers some helpful trajectories for conceiv... [Uncategorized]

February 11, 5AM

Kayla Mueller, the American humanitarian and born again Christian was killed in a recent attack on ISIS by Jordanian armies in retaliation for the burning of one of their own.  She was one of whom the book of Hebrews speaks about “the world was not... [Uncategorized]

February 10, 12 PM

from Dave Black’s Blog: In Amos 2, God condemns Moab because it violated the corpse of the king of Edom by burning it to cinders. ISIS is now the target of concerted bombing by both Lebanon and the Saudis because of its desecration of one of their c... [Uncategorized]

February 9, 10AM

Brian Fulthorp:There’s some good stuff here if you have interest in the ongoing discussion on the creation narrative in Genesis 1. Originally posted on Soliloquium: I’ve been thinking a lot about creation/science issues lately, and I have great ... [Uncategorized]

February 7, 9AM

via Mike Bird’s blog; Here is a video by Con Campbell (TEDS) about his new book on Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament.  [Uncategorized]

February 3, 4AM

Mike Bird talks about this on his blog.  Here is conclusion: In my mind, the Trinity is both a biblically analytic doctrine (based on the raw data of Scripture) and also a theologically synthetic doctrine (based on inferences drawn from Scripture). In ot... [Uncategorized]

February 1, 7AM

a friend of mine from Seminary posted the following on his Facebook wall!  I loved it and wanted to pass it along.  Hope you get a good chuckle from it too: I’ve decided to add another element when I teach my Bible classes. “5 Ways You Know ... [Uncategorized]

January 31, 8AM

Brian Fulthorp:good deal here Originally posted on Theological Musings: Right now at Logos you can not only get Doug Campbell’s massive tome The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul for only $.99, but you can also get ... [Uncategorized]

January 23, 4PM

Brian Fulthorp:Some good stuff here from Gary Shogren on ‘The Eclectic Text of the New Testament. HT: Dave Black “The critical text does not lead to spiritual apostasy, as it is the Word of God, and in a slightly more accurate text than that... [Uncategorized]

January 20, 12 PM

If you’ve been tuning in to Hot Off the Press, you’ll know about recent updates to the interface along with some fantastic technical upgrades. To continue the momentum, we’ve introduced more interactive and robust notifica... [Admin Bar] [Notifications] [Features] [Notifications] [Social] []

January 19, 4AM

reblogging this from the pneuma website: The Society for Pentecostal Studies held a special session to honor the life and work of Dr. Gordon Fee in November 2014 as a part of the joint American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature an... [Uncategorized]

January 15, 8AM

It’s Theme Thursday and today I’m happy to present two new free themes: Cubic and Wilson. Cubic Designed by’s own Thomas Guillot, Cubic is a clean, simple, and responsive theme. With its single-column, grid-based design craft... [Themes]


Brian Fulthorp:This is a good blog post here and I agree! :-) Originally posted on Andrew Gabriel: Have you ever read a book or heard a sermon on the so-called “spiritual gifts.” There is actually no such thing. Go ahead. Search your Bible. You wo... [Uncategorized]

January 14, 4AM

is on a Kindle sale at the moment.  You may want to snag a copy while you can: Moisés Silva’s Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics for $1.99 on Kindle (full disclosure: yes, this is a link where if you buy it th... [Uncategorized]

January 13, 9AM

It’s in the grip of North American winter that I often dream of escape to warmer climates. Thanks to the Reader and the street photography tag, I can satisfy my travel yen whenever it strikes. Here are just some of the amazing photos a... [Community] [Australia] [Bangladesh] [Canada] [china] [Cuba] [India] [Indonesia] [Istanbul] [Zambia]

January 10, 3AM

Learning is always a process. Within processes are events.  Moments when things make sense or click together.  The “ah-ha!” moments.  These moments are the parts that make up the whole within the learning process.  When we learn the parts ... [Uncategorized]

January 8, 10AM

We’re celebrating the New Year with two free themes: Boardwalk and Sela. Boardwalk Designed by yours truly, Boardwalk is a clean, simple, and responsive theme. Powered with horizontal scrolling and built around large featured images, Boardwalk i... [Themes]


saw this on Facebook and wow… what a legacy!  blessings to them and many more! [Uncategorized]

January 6, 9AM

Millions of new sites created and posts published later, 2014 is in the books. We could regale you with big numbers, like these… Total New Blogs 18,300,771 That’s 49,997 new blogs per day! Total Posts 555,782,547 Or more than 1.5 million p... [behind the scenes] [Community] [Stats] [2014] [Automattic] [success stories] [] [year in review]

January 5, 4PM

In 2014, we discovered how much bloggers want to connect with each other and do more with their blogs — tens of thousands of you have participated in Blogging U since it began a year ago! This year, we’re starting an in-person ev... [Events] [blogging conferences]

January 2, 9AM

The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to start things afresh — why should your blog not benefit as well? Here are six things you can do to start your blogging in 2015 energized, recharged, and focused. Explore your new dashboard We introd... [Better Blogging] [2015] [Blogging Tips] [blogging u.] [Community] [Dashboard] [mobile]

December 29 2014, 8AM

New to blogging? A new session of our introductory blogging course starts on Monday, January 5 — and all bloggers are welcome, whether you blog on, a self-hosted WordPress blog, or somewhere else entirely. Blogging 101 is four weeks ... [Admin Bar]

December 18, 2PM

We’re excited to introduce Radcliffe, a crisp new free theme. Radcliffe is a contemporary responsive theme with beautiful typography. It puts your content in the forefront, featuring gorgeous full-width header images. Learn more about Radcliffe at th... [Themes]

December 17, 10AM

Our editors dove into the archives to resurface top posts published on this year, from personal essays to comics, and photography to fiction. Here’s a glimpse of what you published — and what the community especially loved —... [Community] [Freshly Pressed] [Writing] [Best of 2014] [Editors' Picks]


Automatticians, the people who build, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do when not in front of a computer — from talking about making great produ... [Automattic] [] [Wrapup] [BlogHer Pro] [conference] [Event] [networking]

December 6, 11PM

It’s with thanks to Shaun Tabatt, of Cross Focused Reviews, I had a chance to check out this little 93 page book, How will the world end?: and other questions about the last things and the second coming of Christ (Questions Christians Ask) (The Good... [eschatology]


Brian Fulthorp:This is a really really good blog post on some problems within certain sectors of the Charismatic movement. While the two men mentioned in this post are identified with the Word of Faith movement, this kind of thinking is not uncommon in w... [Uncategorized]

December 3, 6PM

Doug Moo reflects on 50 years of Bible translation since the days of James Barr.  He also reflects on the history and development of the NIV translation of the Bible.  Read ‘We still Don’t Get It: Evangelicals and Bible Translation Fifty Yea... [Uncategorized]


Brian Fulthorp:My friend Pastor Scott is blogging now. Originally posted on Theology At My Fingertips: My father had a way with words; he could make his point known but often in such a low-key way that if you weren’t paying close attention, you might ... [Uncategorized]


Brian Fulthorp:For those interested…. Originally posted on New Leaven: Gordon Fee’s majestic 1 Corinthians commentary has been revised, which was originally published in 1987. The following is Fee’s Preface to the revised (second) edition: ... [Uncategorized]

November 20, 3AM

Not sure how long this will be available for $2.99, but it just came out and you may want to take advantage and get it. Mark Taylor on 1st Corinthians via @amazonkindle Not to mention that all of the commentaries (Kindle Edition) in... [Uncategorized]

November 18, 4PM

Dave Black linked to an article that the late Rod Decker had written for the Baptist Bulletin asking ‘Can We Trust the ESV Bible?‘  In the article he discusses the basic essence of BIble translations and a little bit of history leading up to ... [Uncategorized]


Brian Fulthorp:Great post here by my friend Rick on the use of Day in Genesis 1 (a very controversial passage in the Bible, lol) Originally posted on W.onderful W.orld of W.adholms: I just realized I have never posted anything (other than my thesis) deal... [Uncategorized]

November 14, 7PM

There has been some discussion on the net the last week or so on the growth of Pentecostalism in light of the fact that most of Christianity is on the decline in the US and elsewhere. First came Missiologist Ed Stetzer who wrote for CT asking “Why d... [Uncategorized]

November 9, 1PM

Brian Fulthorp:Sharing this good post on the issue of 1 Cor 14:33-35 with y’all. Feel free to let me know what you think! Originally posted on W.onderful W.orld of W.adholms: Last week in class we discussed 1 Corinthians 14.33-35. Talk about a con... [Uncategorized]

October 9, 4PM

The other day a friend was asking about understanding Luke 12:35-48.  I tried looking the parable up in Snodgrass’s book on parables, but perhaps its not a parable so that’s why I could not find it? lol  anyways, here is how I am understandi... [Uncategorized]

September 11, 4PM

Its with thanks to the kind folks at Kregel that I had the opportunity to be part of the blog review program and am able to offer a brief review of Allen P. Ross’ second volume in his work on the Psalms, A Commentary on the Psalms, Vol 2 (Kregel, 20... [Uncategorized]

August 29, 2PM

Brian Fulthorp:chance to win a UBS5 GNT with a Dictionary. Originally posted on Words on the Word: By now many of you Words on the Word readers will have heard that the UBS edition of the Greek New Testament has recently been published in its fifth re... [Uncategorized]

August 17, 2PM

This is going to be an intentionally vague post but in the light of certain recent events both local and global within the church and from without – it would seem to me that the message of Paul’s letter to the Philippians is one in particular ... [Uncategorized]

August 14, 8PM

August 12, 10AM

This is a much needed proclamation for the church today. I beg you to listen to Dick Brogden’s message on the importance of obedience to the great commission and world evangelization ‪#‎AG100‬ [Uncategorized]

August 10, 4PM

Brian Fulthorp:I know that if I were ever to teach NT Greek this would absolutely be the grammar I would use… Originally posted on ἐνθύμησις: Though I have been using my mentor’s Greek Grammar for some time now, I don’t think I have e... [Uncategorized]

August 7, 1PM

The Kindle Edition of Philip Comfort’s Encountering the Manuscripts is $2.99 on Amazon. Its a good resource for those interested in NT Greek and related studies.  :-) Here is a description from Amazon: [Encountering the Manuscripts] focuses on the ... [Biblical languages] [New Testament] [NT Greek]


Brian Fulthorp:you need to watch this, listen, then pray,,, Originally posted on Apprentice 2 Jesus: Is there any way I could beg 3 minutes of your time to see this video and somehow realize the horror that is going on? Is there any way I could beg 3 minu... [Uncategorized]

July 23, 12 PM

So we made the move and are the Greenville, NC area.  We’re also internet-less for a time due to canceling in one place and setting up internet at the new place.  It’s a nice reprieve but I do miss reading the blogs and following along.  Ag... [Uncategorized]

June 25, 12 PM

Well, its a been a challenging year to say the least (we were here in Columbia, NC, yes, you read that right, NC and not SC :-) to serve as associate pastors with Debbie being the church’s daycare director – i never found work)  - but the tim... [Uncategorized]

June 13, 12 PM

Graham Cole reflects on the life of the great Leon Morris (as posted on Mike Bird’s blog): Leon knew how to preach the cross too. I recall meeting folk in Melbourne who had been brought to Christ through a sermon on the cross preached by Leon. One... [Cross of Christ]

June 4, 10AM

May 20, 7AM

Brian Fulthorp:Some really really good stuff here from my friend Scott on not allowing fear to drive how we understand and or interpret the Bible. Please do give it a read… Originally posted on The Prodigal Thought: Evangelicals are passionate ... [Uncategorized]

May 19, 4PM

Brian Fulthorp:Some great stuff here from my friend Paul on how pastors and bible teachers need to be teaching their congregations to properly read and interpret the Bile through their preaching and teaching. Originally posted on ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰ... [Uncategorized]


Brian Fulthorp:looks like a good opportunity here… Originally posted on KINGDOMVIEW: There are many fine works on Christian ethics available on the book market. My top 3 are John Frame’s Doctrine of the Christian Life , John Jefferson Davis’... [Uncategorized]

May 4, 4PM

here are some good thoughtful articles and blog posts I’ve come across recently and wanted to share with y’all: Janice Shaw Crouse on  America’s appalling ignorance of Christianity. “•Only 10 percent of American teenagers can ... [Uncategorized]

May 2, 8AM

via Justin Taylor’s blog: Mike Reeves, author of Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith, delivers a short and delightful talk on the necessary relationship between the gospel and the Trinity: FWIW: I think he’s a... [gospel] [Trinity]


well I think so… so do John Byron and Reed Carlson. here is a portion from Reed’s blog post on it all where he responds to various objections such as: OK, but isn’t there an abundance of Bible translations, software, and other tools for tha... [Biblical languages] [Hebrew] [NT Greek]

April 30, 9AM

wanted to share this blog article by Tim Ayers of Grace Church in Southern Pines, NC on their approach to women in leadership.  Personally, I think its well done and shouldn’t be ignored… Here is their conclusion: Our task as a church is to... [equality] [women in leadership] [women in ministry]

April 29, 9AM

The Great J. Dwight Pentecost has gone to be with the Lord: via: @inchristus Here is a tribute to him: [Uncategorized]

April 26, 6PM

Brian Fulthorp:i had the pleasure of making the last portion of the symposium and meeting Jacob (and having lunch with him! – good pizza!) and Dave Black as well as Nigusse, and Henry Nufeld. Personally, I enjoyed talking with Dr Knust and Wasserman... [Uncategorized]

April 24, 12 PM

comes out next month – and  you can learn more about it at Abe’s blog: Words on the Word.                   there is a sample PDF as well. [Biblical languages] [NT Greek]

April 23, 8PM

Pentecostalism, rightly understood, is a critique of/radical alternative to evangelicalism, not a subset of it. Pentecostals who act like fundamentalists while simply adding speaking in tongues don’t understand their own tradition. Pentecostalism, at it... [Christian Theology] [Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology]

April 17, 9PM

Brian Fulthorp:fun! lol Originally posted on Zwinglius Redivivus: Via Dr. Michael Scott View original [Uncategorized]

April 8, 2PM

Get @scotmcknight’s work on the Sermon on the Mount on Sale! via @amazon [Uncategorized]


its misguided – its most often culturally driven – and its wrong… A few years ago John Piper created some controversy over his declaration that Christianity had a masculine feel. The claim raised several issues, one of which was the way... [Christian Theology]

12 PM

Trust me y’all!!  This is a really really really good deal!  You get unlimited access to the whole set for a one time fee of $6.99 a volume!  That’s just $34.95 as compared to $240 on Logos!  (Sale goes through April 13th!) :-) The Zonderv... [Bible] [Encyclopedia] [Zondervan]

April 6, 12 PM

Frank Macchia of Vangaurd University (D. Theol, Basel) shared his thoughts on the prosperity gospel: [Uncategorized]


March 26, 7PM

Bowman & Komoszewski’s Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ is on SALE for $1.99! via @amazon — Brian Fulthorp (@sunestauromai) March 27, 2014 [Uncategorized]

March 19, 8AM

Go here and you can watch/listen to 4 videos of Don Carson lecturing on the Book of Hebrews for the TEDS Lecture Series. Blessings, [Hebrews] [New Testament]

March 14, 7AM

saw this quote in the interview over at Cliff’s blog that you’ll definitely want to read (about a new project between  Baylor and Mohr Siebeck): if nothing else, learning Greek will teach you that you can’t bluff your way through everyth... [Biblical languages] [NT Greek]


I was talking with a friend about the spiritual disciplines yesterday.  I know not all are in agreement about them or at least how to go about them or even what they are.  I think the ones Richard Foster covers are the classical ones and the most widely... [Spiritual Disciplines]

March 9, 1PM

Dave Black writes: “Teachable” or “able to teach”? Is the New Testament elder to be a man who is “able to teach” or a man who is “teachable” (1 Timothy 3:2)? The latter is the rendering of the ISV, for sever... [1 Timothy] [teaching]

March 8, 12 PM

It is with thanks to the kind folks at Kregel Academic that I have the chance to do this review of Doug Huffman’s  (Biola) The Handy Guide to New Testament Greek: Grammar, Syntax, and Diagramming (The Handy Guide Series) (Greek Edition) (2013). As... [Biblical languages] [New Testament] [NT Greek]

March 7, 5PM

Good thought here from Tim Keller posted to his Facebook page: If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is n... [resurrection]

February 28, 10PM

Our work is a form of worship. I don’t really have the energy for a solid exegesis on a theology of work – i just wanted to share some things.  I recently have been working at a local vineyard here where we live now (right now the focus is tr... [Uncategorized]

February 19, 1PM

For a LIMITED time, Zondervan has its Counterpoints in Bible and Theology series on a $3.79-$3.99 sale for Kindle users!! And…  they are all in one way or another well worth the thinking Christian’s time and money. Here might be some of the m... [Amazon] [Biblical Studies] [biblical theology.] [Books] [Christian Theology] [Genesis] [New Testament] [old testament]


Don Carson’s Exegetical Fallacies is on a Kindle for $3.03! While it is BADLY in need of updating – it simply a must have if you are one who teaches the Bible in any context.  Its a very good and valuable book but really wish Dr. Carson would... [exegetical fallacies]

February 12, 8PM

For those who may be wondering how Pentecostals go about interpreting the Bible – the Assemblies of God’s Enrichment Journal, which goes out quarterly to all licensed and ordained ministers in the Assemblies, but that can also be viewed online... [Christian Theology] [gordon fee] [hermeneutics] [Holy Spirit] [Luke-Acts] [Menzies] [New Testament] [Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology] [Pentecostalism]

February 11, 6PM

Dave Black reflected on his blog about what Jesus might have meant when he said “seek first the kingdom of God.”  I thought it was really good and wanted to share with you here: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:15 AM Jesus repeatedly emphasized ... [Biblical Studies] [Christian Theology] [church] [gospel] [Gospel of Matthew] [gospels] [jesus] [Kingdom of God] [New Testament]

February 10, 7PM

What do you think? In many Christian churches, similar polarization have come into being between those who see the essence of the church in evangelization and the salvation of souls, and those who see it in social action for the salvation and liberation o... [Christian Theology] [church] [Missions] [Moltmann]
on Feb 4th Beeson Divinity had a symposium on miracles with Craig Keener and Gary Habermas.   If this interests you you can see them present here: This first video is Craig Keener: And this second video is Gary Habermas: Blessings, [Christian Theology] [keener] [Miracles]

February 5, 8AM

Craig S. Keener spoke at the Beeson Divinty School’s 2014 Biblical Studies Lectures on the topic of The Disciple to the Nations: Matthew’s Missiology.   Here is the link to the video of the lecture at the Beeson Divinity website. Blessings, &... [Biblical Studies] [discipleship] [Gospel of Matthew] [keener] [Matthew] [Missiology]

February 3, 7PM

Henry Neufeld taught recently on the book of Revelation and shared some of his reflections about that experience: I’m more convinced than ever that we need to read Revelation more for theology and spiritual growth and less for trying to lay out timeli... [Biblical Studies] [eschatology] [inductive Bible study] [jesus] [New Testament] [NT Theology] [Revelation]

January 28, 10AM

Keith Giles has a good post about the conflation of the concepts and tasks of pastor and leader such that we think they mean the same thing.  He writes in part: Beyond the obvious misuse of the word, the real danger is that we’ve completely redefined t... [Christ] [Christian Theology] [Ecclesiology] [leadership] [pastoral ministry] [pastoral theology]

January 22, 2PM

Through the kindness of friends and family, over the last year I was able to one, replace my copy of Zondervan’s A Reader’s Greek New Testament: 2nd Edition and, two, for Christmas get the UBS Greek New Testament Reader’s Edition With T... [Biblical languages] [Book Reviews] [Books] [New Testament] [NT Greek]

January 14, 1PM

    WTS Books is having a sale honoring the work of G.K. Beale - up to 52% off – its definitely a good deal worth consideration: Check it out here! [Amillennialism] [Biblical languages] [Biblical Studies] [biblical theology.] [church] [G.K Beale] [Missions] [Reformed theology]

January 9, 9AM

Here is a good thought for the day about words and their meanings from Edward W. H. Vick’s book Eschatology: A Participatory Study Guide: One of the continual problems of communication and one which gives rise to much misunderstanding and sometimes... [eschatology]

January 4, 10AM

Well, there’s more to it than that.  Consider the following from Dave Black: 10. Greek is good for more than word studies. In fact, in the past few years I’ve embarked on a crusade to get my students to move away from word-bound exegesis. When I ... [Biblical languages] [Books]

December 30, 10AM

For those interested and or brave or disciplined enough to give it a shot – Dan Wallace has a blog post offering a graded approach to reading through the Greek New Testament. You can check it out here: Reading through the Greek New Testament He reco... [Bible] [New Testament] [NT Greek] [reading]

December 9, 7AM

From Frank Macchia of Vanguard University: Okay preachers out there. My advice for good preaching: 1) No lengthy intro’s. Get right to the point in a way that grabs the audience. 2) Stay on message. Don’t drift. 3) Can the biography. Talk abou... [Preaching]

November 25, 8PM

Christianity Today has a section on their website called “Seminary Grad School” and recently an article on the benefits of a seminary education in preparation for pastoral ministry was posted. Is Seminary Education Always Necessary for Pastora... [MDiv] [Ministry] [seminary]

12 PM

Ed Stetzer has a good post up on Christianity today in relation to the two ways pastors and or church planters need to look at church ministry in general (theologically and missiologically).  It’s really good! These two grids to look at church min... [Missiology] [theology]

November 18, 9AM

Thomas C. Oden‘s book Classic Christianity (which is a re-working of his 3vol Systematic Theology) is on a $3 sale for the Kindle edition and I was browsing it – this is a really great portion in my estimation: The purpose of God in redemption... [Christian Theology] [eschatology] [Thomas C. Oden]

November 16, 6PM

Debbie is reading Sarah Bessey’s recently published book: Jesus Feminist. Here is one of the many good portions: Mutuality is a beautiful picture of trust and a sign of the Kingdom of God. Sometimes the questions people ask or the judgments they imp... [Christian Theology] [jesus]

November 15, 6PM

From his 24 page review of MacArthur’s Strange Fire book: Nevertheless, we are justified by faith in Christ, not by faith in justification by faith; it therefore should be possible for many people to trust Christ as their savior without understandi... [Uncategorized]
Amazon has the abridged version of Thomas Oden’s 3 vol Systematic Theology ‘Classic Christianity‘ on sale for $3!! Kindle edition! you should get it!  :-) Blessings! [Christian Theology] [systematic theology]

November 9, 12 PM

from his book Jesus Shock:             I haven’t actually read this book.  but I think its a pretty good quote.   We are creatures of comfort – we like to get into set routines and patterns of living.  We like... [Uncategorized]

November 7, 7PM

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR THE PHILIPPINES! According to CNN, “Thousands of people in vulnerable areas of the Philippines are being relocated as the strongest storm on the planet so far this year spins toward the country. With sustained winds of 305 ... [Uncategorized]


November 4, 7PM

i know many wonder about this and want to learn more about how Pentecostals teach about it. This would be a good place to start (audio file). The audio is of our friend Linda who is a ChiAlpha pastor at Perdue. I think she does a great job at it. I hope i... [Christian Theology] [Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology]

October 30, 3AM

came across this on someone’s Facebook post that I thought would be fun to post here: From Ben Franklin: 1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to Dulness. Drink not to Elevation. 2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or your self. Avoid trifling Conver... [Ben Franklin]

October 26, 11AM

From Frank Macchia’s FB page: A cautious but affirming response to Pentecostalism: “One could never have enough of Pentecost. This has to do with the Holy Spirit. For this reason, a little Pentecostalism — also again as salt of the earth... [Barth] [Pentecostalism]

October 20, 11AM

This is *the* quote of the day if you ask me: I listened to John MacAuthur rail against charismatics on a couple of youtubes. He would point to the weaknesses of the people involved in healing or prophetic insights and then say, “Do you really expec... [Uncategorized]


i really appreciated this response to the Strange Fire Conference.  I think it really hits on some key elements of what Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement are about.  Here are a couple of particularly good points made: I suggest that the ch... [Uncategorized]

October 18, 7PM

so john macarthur’s strange fire conference has been going on.  what’s it all about?  well it is mac’s attempt to confront and call out the pentecostal/charismatic/third wave movements as anything but christian.  this is the basic the... [Uncategorized]

October 13, 7PM

Though my country has the highest literacy rate in the world, education has not brought salvation. Peace and freedom — both national and personal — come only through an encounter with Jesus Christ.I would give anything to retract my actions of... [Uncategorized] [Mitsuo Fuchida] [Pearl Harbor]

September 27, 7PM

This weeks Review of Biblical Literature has a couple of pretty good and important reviews: Kenton L. Sparks, Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture (Eerdman’s) is reviewed by Hector Avalos and Joel Stephen Willi... [Book Reviews]

September 20, 5PM

Here is a great great explanation by Eckhard Schnabel on why the MDiv really is the best degree out there for ministry, and especially the pastoral ministry: [Uncategorized]

September 18, 7PM

The following is a guest post book review of Larry McQueen’s Toward a Pentecostal Eschatology by my friend Monte Lee Rice, who lives in Singapore. This was originally posted on the goodreads site and is re-posted here with permission.  Be blessed! ... [Book Reviews] [Books] [Christian Theology] [eschatology] [Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology]


Every time we make the decision to love someone, we open ourselves to a great suffering, because those we love most cause us not only great joy, but also great pain. The greatest pain comes from leaving. When the child leaves home, when the husband or wif... [Henri Nouwen]

September 14, 7AM

if you want in on some GOOD discussion on the resurrection of Jesus from a historians point of view (what exactly can a historian say about the resurrection?) – you need to go over and check out Brian LePort’s blog and read up, even contribute... [resurrection]

September 11, 5AM

the situation in Syria is very very serious.  We all need to be praying for the people there, and for the leadership and for God to intervene. here is an article that is an interview with a syrian believer – its a pretty good read and will help in ... [Uncategorized]

September 8, 7PM

The Kindle edition of Don Carson’s book, Basics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians (Baker Academic), is on a temporary $4 sale. Here is a good quote from chapter one (worth the price of the $4 Kindle edition alone). I would like to buy abou... [Biblical Studies] [Christ] [Christian Theology] [Ecclesiology] [jesus] [New Testament] [Philippians]

August 29, 6PM

from Scot McKnight’s blog: What does it teach? God, the God of Israel — the one and only God — created everything, including stars and humans. Creation is dependent on God and God is independent of creation; God is involved — hence, theism and... [Biblical Studies] [Christian Theology] [Genesis]

August 28, 9AM

I know Rachel Held Evans drives a lot of folks batty but I thought this particular post was really really good. She talks about the household codes in the letters of Paul and Peter. It steps on a lot of toes. Here are a couple pretty key points I though w... [Christian Theology] [jesus] [New Testament]

August 20, 8AM

As and FYI: Colin G. Kruse’s commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Romans just $2.99 via @amazonkindle ‪#‎gettingthisisanobrainer‬ [Uncategorized]

August 13, 6PM

Mike Ivaska writes: As Pentecostal Christians, we believe that God heals.  But we also know that our God is a mysterious God, a wise God, who does not jump when we say “jump!”  Sometimes God does not heal.  Sometimes he has other plans.  When it c... [Christian Theology]

August 12, 7PM

Well, we are here!  We now live in East North Carolina!  And it has been a tremendous blessing, even mostly overwhelming.   The hospitality folks have shown us both at the church and in the community where we live has been nearly overwhelming too.  Ou... [Uncategorized]

July 17, 7PM

One of my NT professors from AGTS, Ben Aker has written what I would say is a tremendous article on the Biblical distinction between Regeneration and Spirit Baptism in reference to John 20:19-23 and Acts 2. Trust me, its really good! Dr. Aker writes: Ther... [Acts] [AGTS] [Ben Aker] [Bible] [Biblical Studies] [biblical theology.] [Christ] [Creation] [Gospel of John] [jesus] [LXX] [New Testament] [NT Greek] [NT Theology] [old testament] [Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology]

July 16, 11PM

I can’t say I am an expert on what all came about with the recent Zimmerman trial and the verdict not too many are happy about, but I wanted to share a few thoughts I have about it all.  What I want to reflect on has more to do with maybe why this ... [Uncategorized]

July 12, 7AM

came across a quote from Henry Nouwen on forgiveness (from his book: Bread for the Journey) from my friend Ekaputra on Facebook: Forgiving does not mean forgetting. When we forgive a person, the memory of the wound might stay with us for a long time, eve... [Uncategorized]

July 8, 3PM

As many of you well know, Debbie and I used to co-pastor in the Grand Canyon National Park and in the season of Easter 2011, we had to leave the ministry there due to health problems that we were incurring.  Leaving was for the health and safety our two ... [Uncategorized]

July 5, 3PM

Here is, I think, a great article on this passage of Scripture in the Enrichment Journal.  It is by my NT professor Ben Aker (now professor emeritus) at AGTS. Here is an excerpt: Pentecostals hold two fundamental positions regarding the nature of the gi... [1 Corinthians] [Assemblies of God] [Biblical Studies] [Charismata] [exegesis] [Holy Spirit] [New Testament]

June 30, 3PM

Whatever you do – DON”T miss this!! Theology of the New Testament By Udo Schnelle, translated by M. Eugene Boring / Baker Academic Schnelle’s comprehensive introduction includes all the nascent theological structures in the New Testam... [Uncategorized]

June 26, 8PM

Given certain recent events… I think its good to read the second Psalm and consider it: Psalm 2 (NRSV) 1 Why are the nations so angry? Why do they waste their time with futile plans? 2 The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot t... [Uncategorized]

June 21, 3PM

I should not find the career of a Bible teacher so satisfying as I do if I were not persuaded that the Bible is God’s word written. The fact that I am so persuaded means that I must not come to the Bible with my own preconceptions of what the Bible, as ... [F.F. Bruce] [Inspiration]

June 17, 9AM

If the gospel is to challenge the public life of our society, if Christians are to occupy the ‘high ground’ which they vacated in the noontime of ‘modernity,’ it will not be by forming a Christian political party, or by aggressive propaganda campa... [Lesslie Newbigin]

May 24, 11PM

From my friend Renea Brathwaite: This should be written on every seminary classroom wall: “Not that learning is to be considered evil, or knowledge, which is good in itself and so ordained by God; but a clean conscience and virtuous life ought alw... [Christian Theology] [Church History] [seminary] [Thomas à Kempis]

May 22, 2PM

From Assemblies of God General Superintendent George O Wood’s blog: Security forces in Iran arrested Pastor Robert Asserian yesterday, May 21, after disrupting a morning prayer service in progress at Central Assembly of God in Tehran. Before going t... [Uncategorized]

May 20, 10AM

The Washington Post has an article up on Seminary graduates and how they are not always ministering from the Pulipt – I think it is a great article! You see I am a bit of a seminary heretic. I don’t think getting a seminary degree necessarily ... [Uncategorized]

May 11, 11AM

April 30, 2PM

Apparently Zondervan is running sale on the commentaires in the NIVAC set!  $4.99 on the Kindle! Check it: Keener’s Revelation commentary Gary Burge’s John commentary Doug Moo’s work on Romans! Walton’s work in Genesis! BlockR... [Uncategorized]

April 29, 5PM

This really is such an amazing passage, there is so much here to take in: John 3:16-21: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son i... [1-3 John] [Christ] [Christian Theology] [Gospel of John] [gospels] [hermeneutics] [I. H. Marshall] [Missions] [New Testament] [NT Theology]

April 9, 2PM

I am part of the WTS blogger program and they are about to make huge changes real soon. I got the following note from them today: Dear Brian, Please find below your report for March 2013: March 2013 Referrals: 21 Roll-Over Referrals: 433 ——... [Books]
Dave Black presents some challenging convictions we all need to think about:  Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:05 AM At the risk of repeating myself …   I am convinced that the house church rather than the sanctuary church was the New Testament norm. ... [Ecclesiology] [church]


This is Great!   Greek 23 A Psalm of David (Black) My textbook is my guide, I am never in need. It makes me learn the conjugations. It leads me beside the declensions. It restores my confidence in grammar. It guides me along the paths of exegesis For its... [Biblical languages] [NT Greek]
from Dave Black’s blog: 1:36 PM The Reader’s Digest once published an article called “13 Things Used Car Salesmen Won’t Tell You.” Well, here are “13 Things Your Greek Teachers Won’t Tell You.” 1. Greek is not the only tool you need ... [Biblical languages] [NT Greek]

April 6, 12 AM

I know I post a lot on here about how it could be good for pastors of churches to think about getting a PhD or for PhD’s who haven’t been able to get into teaching just yet, to work the pastoral ministry.   Well, the following quote, believe ... [pastor as scholar]

April 5, 1PM

For those interested in Gospel studies, B.H. Streeter’s The Four Gospels: A Study of Origins, treating of The Manuscript Tradition, Sources, Authorship & Dates (London: MacMillan & Co., Ltd., 1930) is now public doman and online! Obviously i... [gospels]

12 AM

From Dave Black’s blog: The true scandal of the North American church is that, while we are getting stuffed with the gospel over and over again, most of the rest of the world is waiting to get a single bite. I hope we start to get it.  Soon… ... [Missions]