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Passion Week

As (I hope) you’re aware, this is passion week–an annual reminder of the last week of the life of Christ.

Here’s a neat tool to help you visualize the last week of Christ. If you’re a Google Maps user (which, you should be–it’s free!), you can use this .kml file to view the locations and timelines of a harmony of the passion week.

Thanks to Between Two Worlds for the link!

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Every Day Bible Files

Week 12 Files: Lessons in (Inaccurate) Cartography

Here’s this week’s PowerPoint and the map we used in class.

Also, check out a site: Evidence for God from Science and the Bible Mapping site that I keep telling you about. You can look up a passage and have events highlighted on the map. Pretty cool, if you ask me…

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Dr. Dale Manor’s Biblical Archaeology

Dr. Manor from Harding University made presentations at the Fairview Church of Christ about biblical archaeology. He’s presented this material at other locations, and we’re fortunate–one of them put the recordings online.

If you didn’t get the chance to attend, his materials were great, and would be worth listening to. The only downside is that you can’t see his powerpoint files…

And if listening to this does to you what it did to me, here’s the trailer for the next Indiana Jones movie: :)

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Ministry

Young People and the Church

Everyone likes to talk about what my generation is (or isn’t) doing in regards to church membership and dedication.

Here’s some interesting material by Dr. Flavil Yeakley of research done for the group of Christian College Presidents. You can view both the video of his presentation and his PowerPoint file.

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Week 11: Curses and Promises

Not that we got past slide 5, but here’s this week’s PowerPoint. (It’s in 2007 format this time, you may need a reader).

Also, we discussed contentment and the prosperity gospel. Here’s the Time cover story: "Does God Want you to be Rich?"

Here’s preacher John Piper’s thoughts on the prosperity gospel.

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Popularity Contest

I’m guessing the usefulness of this web app is approaching nil, but if your exegetical work is based upon the popularity of a scripture, this is the link for you.

The Top Verses Bible collects stats to determine the relative popularity of scripture based on its online usage.

Maybe a more interesting metric would be to learn what the least popular passages are!

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Week 10: Conclusion of the Law

Sorry for the posting delay. Here’s last week’s PowerPoint. We also looked at materials from WikiPedia’s entry on the Sabbath (Shabbat).

Now, to the conquest of Canaan!

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Keeping Balance

To those who would consider the goodness, but not the severity of God (Romans 11:23):

H. Richard Niebuhr said “A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross.” Kingdom of God in America (1937), p. 193.

From Between Two Worlds.