se it well until I was 25! Dr. Frank Charles Thompson first published the cross-reference notes in the wide margin of his Bible in 1908. The TCRB is a comprehensive cross-reference tool that has been used for Bible study since then. It has more than 4,000 topical listings and 100,000 marginal references. In light of search engines and the growing use of Bible study software, is there still a void that the TCRB can fill? This is the primary question I seek to answer in this review.
You cannot fully understand the New Testament without a solid grasp of the Old Testament. This is why I’m thankful for Karen Jobes’ contribution, John: Through Old Testament Eyes. This volume will aid teachers and preachers of God’s Word to see how the Old Testament illuminates our understanding of John’s Gospel. I received a free copy of this commentary from the publisher, Kregel Publications, in exchange for an honest review.
Many who read the Bible in a year feel the struggle by the time they reach Leviticus. How can one read Leviticus theologically and devotionally? Enter The Jesus Bible. I received a review copy of The Jesus Bible (Artist Edition) free of charge as a member of BG2 and a #BibleGatewayPartner. This Bible is available… Continue reading The Jesus Bible (Artist Edition) – A Review
Critical thinking is an essential skill that every person should have. A critical thinker asks questions and evaluates the reasoning behind statements and conclusions to give him keen discernment in decision making and forming viewpoints on important life issues. Thinking critically guards a person against forming beliefs that are based on weak or even false… Continue reading Is Critical Thinking Anti-Faith? — Part 2
Critical thinking is an important tool used to evaluate an argument. One of the traits of a critical thinker is being open to other arguments by listening to alternative conclusions. What should a Christian do when critical thinking threatens his faith in the Gospel and the authenticity of the Scripture itself? If critical thinkers base… Continue reading Is Critical Thinking Anti-Faith? — Part 1
Last month, social media went crazy with polarizing responses to President Duterte’s comments about the stupidity of the doctrine of original sin. In his speech at the opening of the 2018 National ICT Summit in Davao City, President Duterte questioned the fairness of the doctrine of original sin. Why would God create a perfect world… Continue reading Is “Original Sin” Unfair? A Theological Response to President Duterte
This week I attended the Bible Faculty Summit for the first time. At BFS, Bible scholars (and some Ph.D. students) from various disciplines and institutions read, critiqued, and discussed theological papers. This statement from biblefacultysummit.org summarizes what BFS is all about: The Bible Faculty Summit is dedicated to promoting scholarship in service of the church.… Continue reading Takeaways from Bible Faculty Summit