Preaching the Scriptures. An Interview (Part 1)

Crossroads Worldwide Ministries sponsors a one-year internship for discipleship and ministry training they call Community Discipleship House (CDH).  I am good friends with the guys who lead this ministry—their work is top-notch. One of the CDH-ers (as they are called), contacted me for an interview about my preaching experience.  Replying to the questions turned out…

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The Doctrine of the Trinity and Pastoral Ministry

Joel Busby here. The other (though largely absent!) contributor to this blog… I’m in my final semester of seminary at Beeson Divinity School. I’ve also officially begun leadership of University Christian Fellowship at Mountain Brook Community Church — where Andy and I served together prior to his move to the UK. For me, the collision of…

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Nijay Gupta’s Book—Prepare, Succeed, Advance

For the past few years I have been a regular reader of the blogs maintained by Ben Blackwell and Nijay Gupta.  Now teaching at Houston Baptist University and Seattle Pacific University respectively, I found their blogs when they were slogging away at New Testament doctoral work at Durham University.  They have both been extremely gracious…

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What I am reading (if that sounds of interest)

Since doctoral work and writing entails a great deal of reading, and since some people check the blog presumably because they are also bibliophiles committed to the discipline of reading good stuff, I thought I would provide a list of the books I am now in the process of working through.  They are a strange,…

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When Theological Work is Dangerous

[from my new series of posts entitled, “Calvin & Coffee”…] Hazardous occupations: firefighting, police work, soldiering, espionage, high-rise construction, mining… …Theology? When we think of dangerous job profiles, “theologian” usually does not come to mind.  The stereotypical theologian wears tweed, smokes an occasional pipe, avoids manual labor, and haunts locally-owned coffee shops when not holed…

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Calvin & Coffee… a New Daily Discipline

I am trying to get settled back into what I call my “daily disciplines.”  At this moment for me, these include prayer, the somewhat slow reading of a Psalm, Greek translation of one chapter in John’s Gospel, German translation of Bultmann’s commentary on John (at a very slow pace, I might add), an hour of…

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Accordance or Bibleworks… Suggestions?

By a stroke of magnanimity, I was able to get a MacBook Air just before moving to England for the PhD.  I did that Migration Assistant thing with my wife’s Mac, you know—that magical event by which apps and data are invisibly transferred from one piece of well-built machinery to another.  Well, the “migration” was…

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