Exegetical Helps/Summaries

 For the last few years, I've been using the various volumes of the "Exegetical Summary" series.  It's a set of books that provide an exegetical commentary on biblical texts.   These exegetical summaries are published by SIL (the Summer Institute of Language). I haven't used all of them, but I always appreciate them when I… Continue reading Exegetical Helps/Summaries

Logos 7: A Review

I've been using Logos Bible software for Bible study and sermon preparation since June 2014.  Though I wouldn't say it has changed my life, I would say that it has seriously improved my studies.  I realize Bible study software can become a crutch that hinders thinking, since it is tempting to let the software do… Continue reading Logos 7: A Review

One Text, One Meaning?

I’m often amazed and even edified when several different preachers or commentators preach or comment on the same text and emphasize different themes, points, and applications.  It’s good for us as Christians to realize that Scripture is quite deep and rich; it’s not like one sermon or one commentary can say all there is to… Continue reading One Text, One Meaning?

On Buying Commentaries

Having been a pastor for over seven years now (a brief time in the larger scheme of things), I’ve had to buy quite a few commentaries.  As some of you may know, it’s not overly easy to select commentaries when you’re beginning to study a book of the Bible.  Commentaries are quite expensive and there… Continue reading On Buying Commentaries

Resources on Ecclesiastes

Since I’ve been preaching Ecclesiastes for the last six weeks, I thought it might be helpful to share the list of commentaries I’ve been using.  Since it is nearly impossible to purchase and utilize every available commentary, I’m just going to comment on the ones I’ve used.  (If my count is right, there are around… Continue reading Resources on Ecclesiastes