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Seven Resources to Help you Preach the Context of Scripture

Graeme Goldsworthy in his preface to Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture laments the neglect of biblical theology in evangelical preaching. He argues that in drawing out the deeper theological implications of scripture in our sermons our audience gains better access to the foundation of Christ in all scripture. If I were to write […]

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What a nail taught me about archaeology, sin, and God

Archaeology is a destructive science.  In order to embody this maxim, I once took a two thousand year old metal object, found by my friend on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and broke it in half between my fingers just so that I could declare whether it was a “pin” or a “nail.” […]

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When I’m anxious I eat bugs!

I spent my morning munching on bugs the other day — little brown beetles and little white worms (some might call them maggots). No — my granola was not expired — but it had been in my cupboard, open, much longer than I care to admit. It was there, growing this tiny unknown infestation, because of […]

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Why I search … God Inspired Hard Texts

There is a question that I run into all the time. Sometimes it is asked explicitly: “Aren’t you asking too much of believers; doesn’t the plain truth of scripture make knowing all this archaeological and historical material unnecessary?” Sometimes it’s not so explicit. Sometimes it’s a quiet nod followed by a  “Hmm … that’s interesting […]

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Why I Search … The numbers prove I should.

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love the biblical text! Really I should say text[s] because, though the bible carries the authoritative voice of one God in our lives, that voice comes through a number of different languages, in a number of different places, at a number of different times, by a number of different individuals. Nearly three quarters of a […]

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Ashkelon Volumes 1 and 2 for FREE!

Though this may make for a rather mundane initial post, it seems fitting given that part of BiblicalRemains.com’s mission is to make resources dealing with the Ancient Near East available to ministries and individuals. As such, I am happy to pass along the news that you can now download the first two published volumes of […]

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