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REVIEW: Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary by Conceptual Categories: A Student’s Guide to Nouns in the Old Testament (Zondervan, 2017)

In short, although I have often been frustrated with learning new languages, the common-sense, practical approach of the book has brought me back into active conversation with an essential dimension of the scriptures. It is well-organized and thoughtfully prepared, and I look forward to its continued use. I highly recommend it for students of Hebrew, as well as for students engaged in more generalized study of the Jewish and Christian traditions.

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5 Signs it’s Time to Leave Your Church

Are you wondering if your church is completely dysfunctional or just a tad quirky? Struggling with your place in the congregation or denomination? Do you think it might be time to go somewhere else but you’re not sure? Here are five signs that it might be time for you to move on. 1. You can no… Read more »

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What a Pacific Coast SBL Conference is Like

Recently it was my privilege to present a short paper at the Pacific Coast regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, which took place not far from Disneyland, at the campus of Hope International University. I was exceedingly nervous, and felt underprepared in a room filled with researchers, professional educators, and other intensely-interested specialists…. Read more »