Dan Wallace on the Great Commission

| March 15, 2014

Noted Greek grammarian and textual criticism scholar (and all-around nice guy) Dan Wallace recently posted a three-part treatment of the Great Commission. This is what pastors should be doing on any given Sunday. No, pastors don’t need to be Greek scholars. They just need to get serious about studying for sermons. Everything you’ll read in […]

Why Greek Matters: A Brief Illustration

| January 25, 2014

I came across this post today on Bill Mounce’s blog. I sent it to my MEMRA Greek students. Bill is the author of a leading Greek Grammar and a friend. It’s a post illustrating interpretive options for the simple conjunction kai. Hope you all read it. If you do, realize that the same interpretive issue […]

Thoughts on Some New Testament Salvation Language

| January 5, 2014

I recently received a question from a reader asking me to comment about the NT phrase “born again” with respect to its relationship to “saved” language in the NT. What follows are a few thoughts. Here was the question: “My question, that I hoped you would get to in above threads, is the difference between […]

MEMRA 2014 Language Courses: A Video Overview

| November 7, 2013

There are only three weeks left to register for MEMRA language courses at a discount. Thanksgiving will be the last day to save money on registration. Enrollment will remain open until Christmas, however. If you’re thinking about registering to learn an ancient language online, this video overview¬†(8 minutes) will interest you. It shows the new […]

Jesus and the Morning Star

| October 12, 2013

One of the questions I get with some frequency concerns the phrase “(bright) morning star.” The gist of the question usually concerns some presumed relationship between Jesus and Lucifer (the question, as we will see, is something of a misnomer all on its own). That’s really not what’s going on in biblical theology here. I’ll […]