Why learn Hebrew? Interview with Michelle Philp

Why learn biblical Hebrew?

Learning Hebrew takes organisation, discipline and effort. Is the hard work is worth it? Why learn Hebrew in the first place anyway?

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Speech not works (Romans 10:8-10)

In my book, I argue that the mention of the “mouth” alongside the “heart” is a key to Paul’s argument about the nature of salvation.

Preachers and Leaders

Preaching sermons and leading congregations: what’s the connection? (Exploring some implications)

Paper, audio and video of a conference paper exploring further questions relating to my essay, “Preachers and Leaders”

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His shame, my shame

Something always strikes me when I come to read the written accounts of Jesus’ final hours before his death. The Gospels do not dwell on the physical suffering in any kind of gory detail. Rather, what comes to the fore in these accounts, again and again, is Jesus’ shame and humiliation.

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The True Meaning of Awesome (2 Samuel 6)

How should you relate to God? Relaxed, or reverent? Familiar, or fearful? Is God your mate, or your master?

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The “End of the Law” (Romans 10:4)

In my book, I argue that the phrase “Christ is the end (τέλος) of the Law” in Romans 10:4 is illuminated by Romans 3:21, which states that the purpose of the Law is to testify to the gospel.

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How Not to Live Your Life (1 Samuel 15)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Church, Neutral Bay.

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The gift that keeps on taking (1 Samuel 8)

Where is your security found?

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Faiths in Conversation

A Jew, a Muslim, and an Anglican Minister walk into a classroom … a community teaching event.