Monthly Archives: July 2011

Preach the Artistry of the Narratives

Two weeks ago, I urged preachers to preach the narratives of the Bible, rather than focusing merely on the more didactic passages. Last week I argued that they should preach the ambivalence of the narratives, being careful not to try … Continue reading

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Dotwatch: What’s in a Name?

[Dotwatch is a series dedicated to showing how connecting the dots in the text of the Bible can reveal a more complete picture of what is being described.] In my last Dotwatch post, we looked at the showdown between the … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap Between Fact and Faith

In recent years, there has been growing interest in the historical, geographical, and cultural background of the Bible. Publications like the Archaeological Study Bible, Zondervan’s Illustrated Bible Background commentaries, and IVP’s various background commentaries and dictionaries all focus on helping … Continue reading

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Snapshots: You Never Know Where Your Kids Will Turn Up

During our trip to Israel, my wife and I snapped close to 2000 photos. Not all of them were of biblical or historical interest, of course. Some were touristy shots, such as my wife and I riding a camel with … Continue reading

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Dotwatch: Why Mount Carmel?

In a previous post, I explained that seeing the locations of biblical events can help you connect the dots in the text of the Bible, revealing a more complete picture of what is being described. To help you see how this … Continue reading

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Feet to Follow’s New Domain

I’m pleased to announce that this blog now has its own domain: feettofollow.com. Those of you who have been kind enough to publicize this blog can now simply tell people to visit feettofollow.com. Let me also take this opportunity to thank … Continue reading

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Preach the Ambivalence of the Narratives

Last Sunday I encouraged you preachers out there to preach the narratives from time to time, rather than focusing exclusively on the didactic portions of Scripture which may translate easily into didactic sermons. This Sunday, I want to encourage you … Continue reading

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The Battle Belongs to the LORD

[The following is a complete excerpt of Day 7 from Feet to Follow, Eyes to See] The area of Israel known as the Shephelah is a line of foothills between the coastal plain and the Judean highlands. A series of narrow … Continue reading

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Sorry, No Dead Sea Mud Pics

When one of the people who were part of our Israel tour group learned that I was writing a book inspired by the trip, he offered the following suggestion: Wow, At first glance your devotional looks very impressive. But help … Continue reading

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Dotwatch: Temple to Yahweh at Arad

Yesterday I explained that seeing the locations of biblical events can help you connect the dots in the text of the Bible, revealing a more complete picture of what is being described. To help you see how this works, I’m … Continue reading

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