The Breath That Moves through Everything: A Survey of ‘Ruach’

By Myk Habets, adapted from The Progressive Mystery

The Old Testament consistently teaches the distinct, creative agency of the Spirit of God over the cosmos and all that is in it, including humankind. Not only does the Spirit of God create all things but he also sustains them (Gen 6:3). [Read more…]

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“Clarity of Scripture” means the Bible is not a puzzle to unscramble but is clear enough for people to understand, believe, and follow. [Read more…]

Parables Aren’t as Easy as You Think—How Jesus’ Most-Used Teaching Method Works (Video)

“The kingdom of heaven is like…” With these words, Jesus begins a parable, arguably his most-used teaching method. 

If we don’t know how parables work, we get much of Jesus’ teaching flat wrong.  [Read more…]

Kill Your Academized Christianity before It Kills Your Students . . . and Their Ministries

When students ask for recommended books before entering seminary I usually have Paul Tripp’s Dangerous Calling at the top of my list. Tripp points out many of the common heart problems related to pastoral ministry. But this book isn’t just for students. I think every seminary professor should read it too. Tripp writes out of both professorial and pastoral experience.

Strive to be a professor who is concerned about heart application as much as theological information.

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Two Scrolls? The Perplexing History of Jeremiah’s Composition.

By Walter C. Kaiser Jr., with Tiberius Rata, adapted from Walking the Ancient Paths: A Commentary on Jeremiah.

Editor’s note: the textual issues surrounding Jeremiah are among the most difficult in all the Hebrew Bible. For a deeper look at its background and composition, read this Lexham Bible Dictionary entry. [Read more…]

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This month’s free book isn’t a book—it’s a course by the esteemed professor John Frame.

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You know those used book sales where you buy a mystery box for really cheap? This is like that, except they’re not mystery boxes and they’re curated by topic—no surprises, just savings.

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Pastor as Sheepdog: Working Hard but Wagging His Tail

By Harold L. Senkbeil

Some years ago while traveling in Great Britain I watched a televised sheepdog competition, a contest testing the ability of shepherds and their dogs to guide a small flock of sheep through a maze. It astonished me to see how closely the dogs worked in synch with their shepherd/masters, deftly guiding those unruly sheep toward the intended goal no matter how intent they were to run off in all directions at once. [Read more…]

Outer Edges: Who Are You Forgetting in Your Sermons?

Most preaching is aimed at the people in the middle. How do we preach so people on the edges can feast, too?

By Patricia Batten

I preached on five verses in the first chapter of Mark’s Gospel. In verses 40–45, Mark tells us about a man who lived on the outer edges of society. [Read more…]