Monthly Archives: May 2014

HCSB and WELS Translation Liaison Committee

The WELS Translation Liaison Committee just posted their latest comments regarding the HCSB translation. (http://www.wels.net/about-wels/synod-reports/translation-liaison-committee/translation-liaison-committee) Overall, the work is solid and the committee is to be commended for its diligent work. For the most part I agree with everything they … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical studies, HCSB, Translations | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Book Review: Judges and Ruth

Chisholm, Robert B., Jr. A Commentary on Judges and Ruth (Kregel Exegetical Library). Kregel Academic, 2013. If you are looking for a detailed, exegetical, linguistic, and homiletical commentary on Judges and Ruth, then this is a commentary at the top … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical studies, Book Reviews, Old Testament | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Context of Matthew 18:15-35

Limits of study Obviously it is difficult to jump into the middle of a text without understanding the context. Our text comes at the end of the fourth discourse, which describes the ekklesia (church), i.e. the New Messianic people of … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical studies, Matthew, New Testament, Personal Reflection | Tagged , , , ,

Matthew 18 Intro

I have been interested in studying the Gospel According to Matthew for at least two decades. That interest has been sparked further by the congregation I serve and the Seminary teaching I am doing. In the current congregation during Sunday … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical studies, Matthew, Ministry, New Testament

Thoughts on Mother’s Day

(found the source for this: Amy Young: An open letter to pastors: the words express exactly my heart) To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you To those who lost a child this year … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Reflection | 2 Comments

Baseball road trip

Yep, 11 of us made the trip to Bakersfield last night for the Blaze game. Good food, great company, very nice fireworks. Oh, and the Blaze lost.      

Posted in Personal Reflection