Biblical Studies · Society for Pentecostal Studies · women

Re-Examining Pentecostal Readings of Female Characters in the Bible – SPS Symposium

I received the following great news yesterday that a symposium on “Re-Examining Pentecostal Readings of Female Characters in the Bible” has been approved for the 2019 Society for Pentecostal Studies annual meeting. Here are the details of the symposium: I am incredibly grateful to be a participant and am looking forward to presenting with these… Continue reading Re-Examining Pentecostal Readings of Female Characters in the Bible – SPS Symposium

Old Testament · Providence Theological Seminary · Trinity Bible College

Do We Really Need the Old Testament?

As someone who serves as an Instructor in Old Testament at one college (Providence University College and Theological Seminary) and an Assistant Professor whose primary focus is in Old Testament at another college (Trinity Bible College), this question has significant concern for me. Yet, more significantly this question is of paramount concern for me as… Continue reading Do We Really Need the Old Testament?

Hebrew · Hebrew Poetry

On Hebrew Poetics (A Brief Introduction and Refutation)

Suffice it to say that one spends several years learning basic skills in reading and interpreting the Hebrew Bible, but then after all the “rules” one learns (whether those passed down from Medieval Masoretes or ancient scholastics schooled in Greek and Latin works), suddenly one enters the strange world of Hebrew “Poetry”. This strange new… Continue reading On Hebrew Poetics (A Brief Introduction and Refutation)

Ezra · humor · Nehemiah

Seven Leadership Principles From Ezra-Nehemiah

Here are my “Seven Leadership Principles (Hopefully No One Has Ever Taught) From Ezra-Nehemiah” (I’m still waiting on the book deal): (7) Demand that all members divorce any foreigners (Ezra 9-10) (6) Remove from membership anyone missing a special business meeting (Ezra 10:8) (5) Always carry a weapon to attack those who oppose your work… Continue reading Seven Leadership Principles From Ezra-Nehemiah

Theology

First Things First – The Doctrine of God or the Bible?

What are your thoughts on the foundational grounds of a doctrinal statement? This is where doctrinal statements (and creeds) begin. Is the Church better served by a statement which flows from the doctrine of God as foundational (exemplified by the Gospel Coalition statement) or the doctrine of Scripture as foundational (such as the one adopted… Continue reading First Things First – The Doctrine of God or the Bible?