I teach a couple of basic bible reading classes each year at our church. They cover basic interpretive issues in the Old Testament and also in the New Testament. At the completion of one of the classes a person asked me for a book recommendation. They wanted to give a family member a book that… Read More


After we have been through the process of starting new small groups, it’s time for the follow-up phase. I’m going to let you in on all of my secrets. Truth is I really don’t have any, but I can share with you what I’ve learned along the way. I’ve learned that checklists really prevent me… Read More


From time to time I try and relate some of the scholarly conversation in Old Testament studies to a wider audience here on the blog. Paul S. Evans recently wrote an article for JBL titled, “Creating a New ‘Great Divide’: The Exoticization of Ancient Culture in Some Recent Applications of Orality Studies to the Bible.”… Read More


Who Needs Theology is a book written by Stanley Grenz and Roger E. Olson. It was written when I was in high-school in the late 90s, but I found it at a bargain book store and saw the authors and had to have it. These two guys know their stuff.     Summary of Who… Read More


hebrew resources

My favorite Hebrew resources are items that I use frequently. These may not be the items that I would use if writing a professional paper. Instead they are the actual things that I use. Anyway, here we go. 1. This is my favorite Hebrew resource. I use this one daily for my Bible reading. I… Read More


master greek

I want to talk about a great to help you master Greek called mastergreek.com. This is not another carbon copy Greek tool for memorizing vocabulary. This is something completely different that will work alongside those apps to help you master Greek. What is Master Greek? A friend of mine has a site called MasterGreek.com that… Read More


Reading Historical Books

Reading the part of the Bible called the Historical Books can often seem like a strange task. This book is an attempt to help students and serious lay-persons understand how to get the most out of these books in Scripture. Suppositions of Reading the Historical Books Here is an excerpt from a review that I… Read More


I love Bible Study apps. I love when new versions come out, or when entirely new apps come out. I just enjoy trying out new approaches to Bible study. I find that it keeps my mind fresh when I study the Bible. But, most people just want a single app that they can use quickly and easily… Read More