Old Testament

Am I Preaching Moralism When I Preach Character Sketches from the OT?

In nearly 30 years of preaching through the Old Testament regularly, I’ve enjoyed helping God’s people see that he teaches some of his greatest truths through biography.

Why did God send an evil spirit to tempt Saul?

Just as Saul had recourse against the evil spirit through the anointed David, the believer has recourse against indwelling sin through God’s Word and prayer.

Did Moses write all of the Pentateuch? (Even his own obituary?)

To suggest that an author other than Moses wrote Deuteronomy 34 by no means undermines Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch or the inspiration of Scripture.

5 reasons pastors need the Psalms

As a Christian, I love the Psalms. As an academic, I study them. But as a pastor, I need them.

The resurrection really happened: textual criticism and Easter

The Bible’s authentic textual history won’t be confirmed by sensational discoveries. It will be confirmed by patient study and analysis of the evidence.

How the Old Testament’s story points us to Christ

The entire Old Testament is anticipating a perfect obedient son and servant king.

Did Moses write his own obituary?

To suggest that an author other than Moses wrote Deuteronomy 34 by no means undermines Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch or the inspiration of Scripture.

Don’t unhitch from preaching and teaching fullness of the OT

By including the Old Testament in our teaching, we actively find ways to connect the ancient roots of our faith to the stories about Jesus, bringing together one coherent, metanarrative.

Why I read Proverbs every day

I plan to continue this practice for the rest of my life, for I never outgrow the need for the practical wisdom of this divinely-inspired book.

Why you can’t understand the Bible without understanding the covenants

If we don’t understand the covenants, we will not and cannot understand the Bible because we won’t understand how the story fits together.