The Right Tools to Preach Like an Old Testament Prophet

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Good contextualization is hard work. Like an onion, there are so many layers to consider when communicating the message of the Bible. If you miss just one of these layers, your message could end up falling flat. And contextualization isn’t just a modern concept; the Old Testament prophets are instructive when it comes to preaching. They were commissioned by God to convey his Word to his people at a specific time and place. That commission hasn’t changed in the thousands of years since then.

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The Modern Impact of Abraham Kuyper

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Abraham Kuyper’s influence has been felt throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the Netherlands and the Dutch Reformed church. But his legacy had been largely washed away by the churning of history. As modern Christians think through our place in a secular society, Kuyper’s thoughts and wisdom are reemerging. The church today is searching for guidance for how to construct a positive and responsible public theology. Kuyper’s unique insights and vast array of experiences provides us with a model for constructing a culturally engaged Christian witness.

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Abraham Kuyper’s Christian Political Vision

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The nineteenth century was a period of great political upheaval in Europe. Countries across the continent were wrestling with questions of sovereignty, representation, and governance. The relationship between the state and the church was one of the most controversial issues raised by these political movements. In the midst of this debate, Abraham Kuyper completed some groundbreaking work in articulating how the church should function in modern society.

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Why Does the Supernatural Matter?

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The Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20) has driven the Christian mission since the birth of the church. We are called to be partners with God in taking the Kingdom to the ends of the earth.  But we are just individuals working within a larger whole, each of us a tiny speck in the midst of the great undertaking God is directing. Much of this work is done upon the faith that God is actually directing our work, unseen from our physical world.

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Introduce Yourself to Abraham Kuyper

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Last week, we announced a new series of translations of Abraham Kuyper’s writings in public theology. This monumental series is comprised of eight key works across 12 volumes. While most of the translation has already been completed, producing these volumes will take some time. The first volume, Our Program, will be released on November 10 and another volume should be finished before the end of the year. Our goal is to have all 12 volumes completed within two years.

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Key Works by Abraham Kuyper Available in English for the First Time

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Lexham Press is pleased to announce the publication of a major series of new translations of Abraham Kuyper’s writings in public theology. Created in partnership with the Acton Institute and the Kuyper Translation Society, Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology marks a historic moment in Kuyper studies, and we hope it will deepen and enrich the church’s interest and engagement in public theology.

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Do You Really Believe What the Bible Says?

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 11.02.57 PMThousands of readers have already recovered the supernatural worldview of the Bible by reading The Unseen Realm by Dr. Michael Heiser. New connections across Scripture have been revealed as our understanding of the supernatural realm grows. Scholars and reviewers are raving about the insights found in The Unseen Realm—one reviewer even called it “the most thought provoking, thrilling, insightful book I have read all year.”

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Original-Language Study for the Rest of Us

Explore biblical theologyLanguage is a funny thing. A single word can have many meanings, and many words can describe a single concept. In our native tongue, we usually have a pretty good grasp on which words we can use to express certain thoughts and ideas. But when we encounter languages that we haven’t spent a lifetime speaking and reading, our grasp on these words can slip.

In biblical studies, interacting with Hebrew and Greek is a necessity to understand the original context of the text. For students of these biblical languages or anyone without formal training, the original biblical languages can seem like barriers preventing them from fully understanding the Bible. Resources like the Hebrew–Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (HALOT) and the Greek English Lexicon of the New Testament and Early Christian Literature (BDAG) are geared toward intense academic work, which can make them less accessible to students and virtually inaccessible to anyone without formal training.

The Lexham Theological Wordbook makes this lexical information accessible for a broader audience. This resource is designed to make the original biblical languages accessible to people from all interest levels. Plus, it’s designed to work seamlessly with your Logos Bible Software library.

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Get the Brand-New EEC Volumes on Ephesians and Jude

eecThe newest volumes in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series are here: Ephesians and Jude!

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The Transformative Word Series Has Transformed!

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When Lexham Press first announced the Transformative Word series, we were excited to bring you a series that told the story of the Bible from diverse perspectives. Unique cultural viewpoints can help draw out scriptural truth that might otherwise have been missed, and the Transformative Word series illuminates these perspectives.
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