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by Dr. David Schreiner I was talking to my dad the last time he was visiting, and the conversation shifted to this blog series. As we talked about it, I mentioned in passing that I had considered putting Ugarit on the list, but I had decided against it. After I said this, I noticed a...
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As Christ-followers, we aren’t supposed to blend into the darkness. We have the light of Christ in us. So why do so many Christians live cheap, joyless, sin-dominated lives? BT 610 The Biblical Basis for Christian Holiness provides fresh insight into God’s provision for His people to live godly, Spirit-filled lives. The course dynamically traces this...
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by Dr. David Schreiner The story of the Dead Sea Scrolls is legendary. How they came to light initially involved questionable business deals, scholarly conspiracies, and ingenious defiance. You really could make a movie out of it. In 1948, the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of Jerusalem, Athanasius Samuel, contacted an official at the American Schools of...
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Enjoy this post on worship by Dr. Becky Luman in light of our topic for Tranform:ED last week: worship. Podcasts of those sessions will be available on our podcasts page shortly. by Dr. Becky Luman Psalm 100  New International Version 1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Worship the LORD with...
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by Dr. David Schreiner Mt. Ebal tops out just above 3,000 feet above sea level. If you live near the Rocky Mountains or any other significant mountain range, you may snicker at this height. However, in ancient Israel this was the highest location in the country. Yet Mt. Ebal’s importance transcends topography. Symbolically, it stared...
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by Dr. David Schreiner Earlier this summer, the excavators of ancient Ashkelon (…of dreaded Philistine fame) announced the discovery a Philistine cemetery. The importance of this find can be articulated in a variety of ways (see my brief blog reaction here), but for the purposes of this entry, let’s focus on the reality that people...
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  WBS alumnus Caleb Friedeman (MA, ’13) was recently featured on Seedbed in one of their Seven Minute Seminary videos. Take a look and learn more about how the Apocrypha is surprisingly helpful to us as evangelicals. Caleb is currently pursuing his PhD in Biblical Studies at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Please visit Seedbed...
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by Dr. David Schreiner At the end of my last posting, I mentioned that the Tel Dan Stele shifted a conversation from whether King David was mythical to the nature of his kingdom. I also mentioned that this was a positive thing, because it forced scholarship to wrestle anew with the dynamics of ancient history writing...
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by Dr. David Schreiner When you are on an archaeological dig, you look at and through everything. I mean everything. Why? Because you just don’t know what you are going to find. Archaeologists don’t just look at the dirt below their feet. They look at the dirt on the walls of the balks. They also...
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by Dr. John Neihof “For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything.” I Thessalonians 1:8 (NKJV) Like the Thessalonians, our alumni have “sounded forth” the...
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