A feather in your theological cap.

The personal blog of pastor, grammarian, and runner Brent Niedergall

Are These the Last Days?

Are These the Last Days?

One of the "joys" of training to become a soldier in the United States Army is pulling what’s called fireguard duty. The Army used to house soldiers in wooden barracks with wood-burning stoves. So soldiers would rotate shifts through the night to make sure the place...

Jesus the Great Philosopher

Jesus the Great Philosopher

Jesus is the solution to mankind’s greatest problem, but He also offers the answers to mankind’s greatest questions. We would do well to consider Him, as Jonathan Pennington encourages us, as a philosopher of the ancient variety who thought and taught wisdom. Ancient...

Sunday Prayer (Psalm 138)

Sunday Prayer (Psalm 138)

This is the latest in the series of corporate prayers for Sunday worship that I’m writing from the Psalms, working through them in reverse order. Our God and heavenly Father, we are thankful we can approach you boldly as your children because of the finished work of...

Bavinck: What is dogmatics? Why do we need it?

Bavinck: What is dogmatics? Why do we need it?

Yesterday, while writing a short presentation on the general topic of theology (Coming soon!), I flipped through a dozen or so theological works to see how others have defined theology and its goal. Not everyone does it well. Some do it better than others. Herman...

Charitable Writing

Charitable Writing

We are writers. Whether we’re writing for school, work, or enjoyment—we write. But how is a Christian supposed to write? Richard Hughes Gibson and James Edward Beitler III, in their book Charitable Writing: Cultivating Virtue Through Our Words, remind us that every...

What Should I Read on Discourse Analysis?

What Should I Read on Discourse Analysis?

If you saw my previous post, “What Should I Read on New Testament Textual Criticism?”, you know what to expect here. This time the subject is discourse analysis (DA) and particularly for its use in NT exegesis. These are my categorized recommendations according to the...

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