Monday, December 15, 2014

Late update

Sorry for the late update. The debate has been postponed until next year. 

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Up For Debate

I will be appearing on Up For Debate with Julie Roys, broadcasted on Moody's radio station. It will occur on Saturday, December 13th, 2014. It's at 9am EST. The guest representing an opposing view is Dr. Ken Hemphill.
Dr. Hemphill is the former president of the largest evangelical seminary in the world: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as director of the Southern Baptist Center for Church Growth in Atlanta and was pastor of First Baptist Church, Norfolk, Virginia. He earned his Ph.D. in New Testament from Cambridge University in 1976, studying under the prestigious scholar, C. F. D. Moule. He has been a guest lecturer and professor at the School of Evangelism in Scotland, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Beeson Divinity School, Oklahoma Baptist University, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently teaches at North Greenville University. Among his published books are The Antioch Effect, The Bonsai Theory of Church Growth, and Mirror on the Wall: Discovering Your True Self Through Spiritual Gifts. He contributed to a book I edited a few years back: Perspectives on Tithing.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Teaching Biblical Interpretation in India - Part 2

Part 1 was published here. This is the second part of my summary of my trip to India. Go to the CIU Mission of God blog.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Teaching Biblical Interpretation in India - Part 1

The first part of my summary of my trip to India is now available on the CIU Mission of God blog. Hop over there and take a quick read. It will be in two parts, with part 2 appearing soon.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Janet Mefferd Interview Audio

Here's the audio to the Janet Mefferd Show. Had a great conversation with her about tithing today.

The Janet Mefferd Show

I will be appearing at 4pm today (EST) on the Janet Mefferd Show to discuss my book Tithing After the Cross.

I believe you can listen live through her website or later through the audio archive.

India Trip Completed

Thanks for all your prayers. The trip to India went well, despite a lingering sinus infection. I'll provide a summary of some highlights soon.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

India Update

I've made it to India safe and sound. Thanks for all your prayers. Tomorrow I will begin teaching pastors hermeneutics. Please pray that my sore throat is healed and that I can clearly explain the process of interpretation.
The head of the ministry here is sick, possibly a pinched nerve in his neck. He is bedridden with vertigo. Please pray for his healing as well.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Trip to India and Update

In about nine hours I leave to India. I ask for your prayers for the time I'll spend with pastors there and for health. I'll be in India for about 9 days: August 2-10. Hermeneutics is one of the main agenda items.

In the Spring I'll return to South Korea to teach Philippians. If you remember this post after that trip, you'll understand why I'm feeling slightly nervous about traveling overseas.

In other news, I've completed the manuscript for Urban Legends of the New Testament: 40 Common Misconceptions. Originally I had planned 50 chapters, but:
1) 40 is a much more biblical number; and
2) in order to stay close to the word count requirement and communicate sufficiently in each chapter, I needed to have less chapters.
Lord willing, the book should be released next August.

My next project is to begin working on a book that will be several years in works before seeing the light of day. I'm writing the volume on Galatians for the Exegetical Guide for the Greek New Testament with Broadman and Holman. A few volumes are out already (Colossian Philemon-Harris; James-Vlachos; 1 Peter-Forbes). I believe the publication date is 2019.