Monthly Archives: April 2013

David Allen Black on Greek grammar, green vegetables, and the “key to effective preaching”

The opening words from Black’s intermediate Greek grammar: People who teach or write about Greek grammar tend to treat the subject as though it were a green vegetable: you may not like grammar, but it’s good for you. The reason … Continue reading

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Eckhard Schnabel: “Paul was a missionary, not a religionist involved in a dialogue.”

After working through Paul’s teaching in Romans 1:18-32 and Acts 17:22-31, Schnabel responds to a document (“Ecumenical considerations for dialogue and relations with people of other religions”) put out by the World Council of Churches in 2002: While the apostle … Continue reading

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Bishop Daniel A. Payne on the necessity of ministerial study

Payne’s comments come from his reflections on 1 Timothy 4:13-15, “Give attendance to reading….Neglect not the gift that is in thee….Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them, that thy profiting may appear to all.” All these expressions show … Continue reading

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