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May 1, 2016


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A peer-reviewed, weekly, open-access journal, now in its seventeenth year.

Volume 17 Number 18


Luke 24:14-35
Acts 3:1
Acts 4:32
Acts 6:1-6
Acts 8:26-40

 Weekly Bible Commentary

Studies.gif (2544 bytes)Written each week by our publisher and editor, Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter, these are original expository commentaries that may be used for individual study or small-group discussion.  You may receive these commentaries in your Email free by clicking on the "Subscribe" button.  Visit the Archives.

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Acts 8:26-40.   An Example of a Faithful Witness

 Theological Research

Peer-reviewed research articles that explore many of the doctrines and issues concerning Biblical theology.  New papers published weekly.  You may contact the author by clicking on the author's name.  Visit the Archives.


17(18) Humility: Philippians 2:1-11.  J. Skeen


17(17) Isaac and Sampson: Sons of the Promise.  J. Roskoski


17(16) The Origins, Devlopments, and Contemporary Significances of Early Christian Art  S. Ventureyra


17(15) Fraud and Economic Dishonesty: A Curse on Our Society  J. Skeen


17(14) Exegesis of Deuteronomy 17:11 in Light of Christian Worship in Contemporary Nigeria.  Olagungu, O.


17(13) Is Speaking in Tongues Real Today?  An African Christian Perspective  C.  Bansah


17(12) A Critique of Open Theists' Solution to Divine Foreknowledge: Freewill Dilemma in Light of Augustinian Freewill Theory.  G. Adeboye


17(11) The Effect of Ebola Virus on Christian Missions and its Way Out.  D. Akintola


17(10) The Sign of the Cross; How it is Made, its Origins, Development, and its Uses.  S. Ventureyra

 Book of the Month, May 2016

Margaret G. Sim.  A Relevant Way to Read:  A New Approach to Exegesis and Communication  James C. Clarke, & Co.  177 Pages.  ISBN: 9780227174425

In A Relevant Way to Read , Margaret G. Sim draws on her in-depth knowledge of New Testament Greek to forge a new exegesis of the Gospels and Paulís letters. Locating her studies in the linguistic concept of relevance theory, which contends that all our utterances are laden with crucial yet invisible context, Sim embarks on a journey through some of the New Testamentís most troubling verses. Here she recovers lost information with a meticulous analysis that should enlighten both the experienced scholar and the novice. Whether discussing Paulís masterful use of irony to shame the Corinthians, or introducing the ground-breaking ideas behind relevance theory into a whole new field of study, the author demonstrates her vast learning and experience while putting her complex subject into plain words for the developing student.

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