2017年1月9日星期一

new journal (not in EBSCO): Reformed Faith & Practice

Reformed Faith & Practice: The Journal of Reformed Theological Seminary
  • just started last year
  • conservative reformed standpoint
  • free online subscription
  • "articles and book reviews, a few discoveries from our Reformed past, and occasional tastes of campus community life – excerpts from classroom lectures, chapel presentations, and lunchtime conversations."

2017年1月8日星期日

[kindle] two notable ebooks on biblical authority on discount

by James K. Hoffmeier (Editor), Dennis R. Magary (Editor)
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 Is historical accuracy an indispensable part of the Bible’s storyline, or is Scripture only concerned with theological truths? As progressive evangelicals threaten to reduce the Bible’s jurisdiction by undermining its historical claims, every Christian who cares about the integrity of Scripture must be prepared to answer this question. Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? offers a firm defense of Scripture’s legitimacy and the theological implications of modern and postmodern approaches that teach otherwise. In this timely and timeless collection of essays, scholars from diverse areas of expertise lend strong arguments in support of the doctrine of inerrancy. Contributors explore how the specific challenges of history, authenticity, and authority are answered in the text of the Old and New Testaments as well as how the Bible is corroborated by philosophy and archaeology. With contributions from respected scholars—including Allan Millard, Craig Blomberg, Graham Cole, Michael Haykin, Robert Yarbrough, and Darrell Bock—Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? arms Christians with fresh insight, arguments, and language with which to defend Scripture’s historical accuracy against a culture and academy skeptical of those claims.

by Michael J. Kruger
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Given the popular-level conversations on phenomena like the Gospel of Thomas and Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus, as well as the current gap in evangelical scholarship on the origins of the New Testament, Michael Kruger’s Canon Revisited meets a significant need for an up-to-date work on canon by addressing recent developments in the field. He presents an academically rigorous yet accessible study of the New Testament canon that looks deeper than the traditional surveys of councils and creeds, mining the text itself for direction in understanding what the original authors and audiences believed the canon to be.
Canon Revisited provides an evangelical introduction to the New Testament canon that can be used in seminary and college classrooms, and read by pastors and educated lay leaders alike. In contrast to the prior volumes on canon, this volume distinguishes itself by placing a substantial focus on the theology of canon as the context within which the historical evidence is evaluated and assessed. Rather than simply discussing the history of canon—rehashing the Patristic data yet again—Kruger develops a strong theological framework for affirming and authenticating the canon as authoritative. In effect, this work successfully unites both the theology and the historical development of the canon, ultimately serving as a practical defense for the authority of the New Testament books.

2017年1月6日星期五

用世界各地方言講福音

五漁: 下載用你的語言講述的故事 (包括中國各地方言)(有網頁版及Android版)
by Global Recordings Network 
  • 聖經故事和傳福音的訊息,述說救恩,也可能傳授基本的基督教教導。

2017年1月4日星期三

The Text This Week

The Text This Week: lectionary, scripture study, worship links, and resources
  • the "scripture index" page is useful as, for a particular text, you can check out different resources on: Bible versions, historical references, commentaries (only free ones), some studies and journal articles, even related materials with children, drama, graphics, hymns etc.

[WORDsearch] free stuff on homiletics

2017年1月3日星期二

她觸動妳心─聖經人物查經本

她觸動妳心─聖經人物查經本
作者:梁美心
頁數:25

免費下載



這套查經材料共有十二課,是梁美心博士本於其暢銷著作《她觸動妳心:聖經中的女性故事》(以下簡稱「原書」)而撰寫的。每課都是一個獨立單元,以聖經人物(新舊約參半)的經歷為主軸,幫助信徒明白經文信息,反思與神的關係,並在生活中實踐信仰。組長可順序使用全部材料,也可自行編排次序,例如交替查考舊約和新約人物,也可按需要抽取一些人物來查考。 每課的流程是:一.本課目標;二.破冰;三.人物簡介;四.查經,主要用歸納式研經法(觀察–解釋–應用);五.彼此代禱。完成一課約需1至1小時15分鐘。
無論備課或想深化查經領受,皆可參考「原書」內相關人物的釋經,所有答案基本上也能在該書找到。試讀「原書」[按此]。

[Logos] cheap monograph on Acts + free volume of BBR [Jan]

  •  somewhat dated but still useful to those who love Acts
Colin J. Hemer
Originally: WUNT49. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1989. 
US$1.99
($15.44 HKD*)
96% OFF!
Reg.:
$387.82 HKD

Of the New Testament books, Acts contains the most obvious ties to its cultural and historical context. But until very recently, most twentieth-century authors have bypassed discussion of the relation of Acts to the world and history around it. In this book, Colin Hemer examines various strands of interlocking historical data—ranging from the epistles of Paul to records of the corn fleet that sailed from Alexandria. The wealth of new literary, epigraphic, and papyrological data brings fresh light to numerous details as well as to the central question of Luke’s conception of Paul’s visit to Jerusalem. The result is a broader understanding of the Hellenistic world in general and a greater appreciation for Acts as a coherent and consistent product of its day.
Plus: Logos Free book of the month

Institute for Biblical Research
  • the journal is not very useful for seminarians as you have full access in EBSCO at ES (or any up-to-standard seminary library). 

2016年12月21日星期三

[OliveTree] free Bible Background ebook [till 21/12 UST]



Silva, Moisés. The Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times: Key Insights for Reading God’s Word. Essential Bible Companion. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011. (144pp)

FREE for the Olive Tree Bible App!

Expand your understanding of the Bible with this resource as you investigate ancient views on:
  • sex and marriage
  • death and warfare
  • children and the social roles of men and women
  • public life, government, and Israel's worship of God

2016年12月17日星期六

[audio] free OTT course [unknown end date]

free audio of Old Testament Theology course taught by Tremper Longman

This course provides an overview of the Old Testament from a theological perspective addressing discrepancies, themes, and controversies.

2016年12月16日星期五

free ebook on Trinity [upon finishing a brief survey]

Free Ebook: Experiencing the Trinity by Crossway

In Experiencing the Trinity: The Grace of God for the People of God by Joe Thorn, you will find 50 down-to-earth meditations on God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Overflowing with scriptural truth, pastoral wisdom, and personal honesty, this book reflects on common experiences of doubt, fear, and temptation—pointing readers to the grace that God provides and the strength that he promises.