A feather in your theological cap.

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

Family Devotions: Short Enough and Sweet Enough

Family Devotions: Short Enough and Sweet Enough

There’s lots of good material out there on why you should do family devotions. But here’s a short post on how our family is spending time in family worship together. We’ve tried different things in the past, but this is what we’ve settled on lately that really seems...

Do I Really Need a Logos 9 Base Package?

Do I Really Need a Logos 9 Base Package?

I’m an admitted double-minded waverer when it comes to Bible software. I recognize the convenience, the power, and the cost benefit. But I like the comfort of tangible books. Software feels ephemeral and transitory. Here today, gone tomorrow. You just never know what...

The Curse in the Colophon

The Curse in the Colophon

Edgar J. Goodspeed was Professor of Biblical and Patristic Greek at the University of Chicago, eventually becoming Chairman of the Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature. He also wrote a novel back in 1935 entitled The Curse in the Colophon. And...

Linguistics and New Testament Greek

Linguistics and New Testament Greek

Last year, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted a conference dubbed “Linguistics and New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate.” I was there. It was fun. And I was happy to see Baker has released a book with the same name—Linguistics and New...

The Need for Creeds Today

The Need for Creeds Today

Do you feel the need? The need for creeds? Does the church have such a need? J. V. Fesko effectively says, “You bet it does.” He makes his case over the course of five chapters in what is a useful and fairly short book from Baker Academic—The Need for Creeds Today:...

Sunday Prayer (Psalm 139)

Sunday Prayer (Psalm 139)

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 Lord,  We praise you.  Wonderful are your works. Wonderful is your knowledge. Precious are your thoughts.  You...

Why Shouldn’t I Teach?

Why Shouldn’t I Teach?

Here's another short, hopefully engaging, and hopefully informative Bible challenge from the book of James. This time on the danger of stumbling in the use of our speech (something that's easy to do with verbal speech and digital speech)....

New Testament Commentary Guide

New Testament Commentary Guide

How do you decide which commentaries to include in your exegetical arsenal? As an expository preacher, I’ve always felt the responsible thing to do is load up on good commentaries before delving into a new book of the Bible for a sermon series. And there are flocks...

Facing Death with Bergman

Facing Death with Bergman

Halloween must be approaching because my neighbour has a giant inflatable jack-o'-lantern on his roof. And while our family doesn't make a big deal out of the holiday, I’ve seen The Nightmare Before Christmas. Halloween is the closest many in this world ever come to...

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