7 Jan 2012
I have been using photos of biblical locations in my teaching for a number of years and am often asked where does one find appropriate images. One helpful place is Holy Land Photos, the site of Dr. Carl Rasmussen, who is Professor of Biblical Studies at Bethel College (MN). The site continues to grow, but presently... Read More
5 Jan 2012
The premier Bible software for the Macintosh is Accordance. The tendency for most of us after installing a new software package is simply to plunge right in and start using the program. This works well for Accordance, which is very user-friendly. But a little instruction can go along way toward helping us discover many of... Read More
3 Jan 2012
Every three years the DBTS faculty collaborate to produce a Basic Library Booklist for pastors. Of course, books come out more frequently than every three years, so I thought it might be helpful to reflect publicly on the “must haves” in systematic theology from 2011. Here’s my list, in the order I bought them: John Frame,... Read More
31 Dec 2011
This article by Frederica Mathewes-Green has more to do with the problems of feminism and is worth reading, but I thought this section was particularly thought provoking: Take the bad idea that I’m calling “careerism.” I don’t mean by this that women shouldn’t have careers. By “careerism” I mean a half-conscious ideology that holds that... Read More
29 Dec 2011
The orthodox teaching of the church has always been that Christ is fully God and fully man. Christ was tempted at every point like as we are, but with one exception—unlike us he had no sin nature, and, in fact, did not sin (Heb 4:15): Christ as God could not have sinned. But apart from... Read More
28 Dec 2011
According to Job 14:5, “A person’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.” But Northwestern Mutual Life has come up with a calculator that predicts your life span after answering only 13 questions.
26 Dec 2011
I was in the midst of working through some of Tom Nettles’s comments on a chapter of my dissertation when a small box arrived from Founders Press. It was with great anticipation that I paused to open the package. Inside was the newly released Festschrift for Tom Nettles, Ministry by His Grace and for His... Read More
25 Dec 2011
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23 Dec 2011
One of the major “characters” in the Christmas story is—perhaps surprisingly—a star, one that some wise men follow from the East all the way to Bethlehem. The star makes a brief appearance in Matthew’s gospel (2:2, 7, 9, 10), before passing off the scene (and into nearly every Christmas carol). Have you ever wondered what... Read More
21 Dec 2011
Here are 12 useful tips for all you Facebook users from the New York Times.