Richard Beck, “Speaking Truth”

See here. I've been reading through the book of Proverbs. What struck me reading the book is how many of its wisdom sayings have to do with speech. A huge theme in the book of Proverbs is speaking the truth: Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. The plans of … Continue reading Richard Beck, “Speaking Truth”


Educating for Ministry, pt 3: The Apprenticeship Model

This is the third post from my remarks at the Consultation on Theological Education in the Balkans, held at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia this past April. Here, I propose a model of educating for ministry that is based on an apprenticeship model.  Most ministry education involves an internship (usually three months to … Continue reading Educating for Ministry, pt 3: The Apprenticeship Model

Notes: James 1.1-18

I have always wondered about the connection between 1.2-4 and 1.5: 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should … Continue reading Notes: James 1.1-18