Posts from July 2013

Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary

By Kenneth Way Jul. 29, 2013 12:27 p.m. Biblical Exposition, New Testament, Old Testament, Theology

The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary, edited by Tremper Longman III (with Peter Enns and Mark Strauss), is now available for purchase as an E-Book or in hardcover.  This one-volume dictionary offers 1767 full-color pages and more than 5,000 articles by 124 Bible scholars.  You might ask, “Why should I care about this Bible dictionary?”  You should care because many of the contributors are Talbot faculty.  


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All we need is love--but which sort?

By John McKinley Jul. 24, 2013 5:17 p.m. Marriage and Family, Theology

Love is a sloppy concept, and love is a complex reality. I love ice cream. I love my children. I love my wife. I love books. I love God. I love my students. Each of these “loves” has a different content. It could be a problem if I love books in the same way that I love my children, or if I love God in the way I love my wife. Love is not the same in every relationship that we live in. This is a brief analysis of love as we experience and live it in various relationships.

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Dios es suficiente

By Octavio Esqueda Jul. 24, 2013 9:09 a.m. Christian Education, Church Life, Marriage and Family, Ministry and Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Theology

Hace ya varios años escuché una frase que me ha hecho pensar constantemente y que refleja uno de los mayores peligros que enfrentan los líderes cristianos. La frase dice así: “es importante no estar tan ocupado en la obra de Dios que nos olvidemos del Dios de la obra”. El problema no es el servicio a Dios sino el enfoque y, en muchos casos, la motivación que nos mueve al servicio. Estoy convencido que uno de los pecados principales de muchos líderes es el énfasis obsesivo por el trabajo y, por lo tanto, el descuido de lo esencial y verdaderamente importante como Dios, la familia y el cuidado personal. 

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A Woman For All Seasons

By Nell Sunukjian Jul. 17, 2013 8:06 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Marriage and Family, Old Testament

Many women, and men, too, avoid studying Proverbs 31:10-31 because they think it presents an unrealistic and unattainable standard for women. I can’t tell you how many articles I have read that describe this lady as ‘superwoman’ and, therefore, not applicable for the average female.

But would God really put a job description in His Word if it were unattainable? Surely our knowledge of Him says the description of the woman of noble character was placed in the Scriptures to encourage us, male and female. It’s for our edification; there is much we can learn from it about becoming wise women.

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How Does Mission Relate to Spiritual Formation?

By Kenneth Berding Jul. 8, 2013 3:50 p.m. Christian Education, Church Life, Evangelism, Ministry and Leadership, Missions, New Testament, Spiritual Formation, Theology

The most recent issue of the Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care carried an article I wrote on the relationship between spiritual formation and mission.  Here's an outline...

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