Book review: Going Deeper with New Testament Greek

  Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: An Intermediate Study of the Grammar and Syntax of the New Testament (B&H Academic, 2016). by Andreas Köstenberger, Benjamin Merkle and Robert Plummer Genre: Biblical Reference / Language Study Size: 550 pages. What’s the big idea: The book aims to “stir in you a passion, and to provide you with the necessary […]

Interview: Dr Janson Condren talks about bible translations and the original meaning of Genesis 3:16b

Why do Bible translations get updated? How and why might a translation change over history? What’s the best way to translate a difficult phrase? Given the plethora of English translations available today, the differences between them can be confusing and sometimes contested among Christians. In 2017, Dr Janson Condren, Senior Lecturer of OT at Sydney […]

Quotes from Semester 1 at Sydney Missionary Bible College, 2017

We’ve just finished our first semester here at Sydney Missionary Bible College, where I’m studying towards a Masters of Divinity. It’s been exhausting on some fronts – adjusting to life in Australia with a young family, scrambling to build new friendships and relationships, grieving as NZ friends move on with their lives. I don’t think […]

Thinking about Christian books I’ve read

“What Christian books have you read?” That was one of the questions on my application form for bible college (more on that here). I scanned the rest of the form and decided that the two lines provided wouldn’t be enough space. So one night, I sat down, trawled through my memory, our library catalogue, e-book purchase history, and typed out […]

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