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The Truest Thing About You

February 1, 2014 3:00 am Published by 4 Comments

Guest Blogger: David Lomas There are many true things about you. You may be a student. You may be a mom. You may love someone of the opposite sex or the same sex. You may make music or lattes. Life may be incredibly difficult, or you may feel like you’re living the dream. These things may be true—but are they the truest? Fried chicken is food, true, and so is a kale salad. But Jesus declared that He is the truest food. See, other things may have the appearance of being able to satisfy the deep needs of our bodies and even our souls, but Jesus declares that He is even truer food and truer drink. So even among truths, there are true things and there are truer things. Jesus wants to get to the truer things, the things so deeply true about you that they have the power to change everything else, including the merely true things. What if the truest thing about you can cause you to reimagine your entire life? What if the truest thing about you can drown out all the noise and speak the words that you’ve waited for your whole life? What the Gospel... View Article


NICOT Review for the Bible Study App

January 17, 2014 5:00 pm Published by 6 Comments

Guest Review: Abram Kielsmeier-Jones Ask a group of pastors, seminarians, professors, or serious Bible readers, “What one commentary series on the Old Testament would you most recommend?” and you’re likely to hear: “NICOT.” Eerdmans’ New International Commentary on the Old Testament blends scholarship with application in a readable and engaging manner. Few, if any, commentary series are consistently this good throughout the series. And I don’t know of any other series that has such broad ecumenical appeal. NICOT in Olive Tree has 23 volumes, spanning 26 biblical books. The bundle includes the 2010 volume on Hosea. The only volume currently in print that is not here is The Book of Judges, by Barry G. Webb (2012). (Judges is not available in any other Bible software at the moment.) General editor Robert L. Hubbard Jr. writes of the series: NICOT delicately balances “criticism” (i. e., the use of standard critical methodologies) with humble respect, admiration, and even affection for the biblical text. As an evangelical commentary, it pays particular attention to the textʼs literary features, theological themes, and implications for the life of faith today. As I preached through Isaiah this past Advent, John N. Oswalt’s two volumes on that book... View Article