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What Can Be Done About Death?

By Peter Gurry | December 13, 2021

Over several weeks on the Shepherds and Scholars blog, we’ve been exploring death’s refrain in Genesis chapter 5. We’ve looked at what death is and what causes it. Now, we look at the most important question: What, if anything, can be done about it? What possible hope could there be from such a deep problem?…

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Where Does Death Come From?

By Peter Gurry | November 1, 2021

When we look for the cause of death in the Scriptures, we find something that may be surprising. Death is first announced by God’s own lips. God told Adam in Genesis 2 that he could surely eat of any tree but one, and that on the day he ate from the one forbidden tree, he…

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What Is Death?

By Peter Gurry | October 11, 2021

Do you remember how you learned the Alphabet? A, B, C, D… and so on, right? At some point, you probably had a nice picture book to help you out: “A” is for apple you dutifully learned. “B” is for ball. “C” is for cat. The acrostic wasn’t always so cute. In seventeenth-century New England,…

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Dr. Meade Completes 10-Year Research Project

By Peter Gurry | February 10, 2020

The following is an interview with Dr. John Meade, Associate Professor of Old Testament and Co-Director of the seminary’s Text & Canon Institute. Dr. Meade recently completed a major 10-year project on the text of Job and we are excited to celebrate this major achievement with him. PS: How did you take an interest in…

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Phoenix Seminary at ETS and SBL 2019

By Peter Gurry | November 18, 2019

Later this week, the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) will gather in San Diego. Researchers and theologians from across the globe will attend these meetings to present their research and engage one another at the highest levels of academic scholarship. Several members of the Phoenix…

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Dr. John DelHousaye Ministers in Kuwait

By Peter Gurry | November 8, 2019

Recently, Dr. John DelHousaye represented Phoenix Seminary in Kuwait. He was invited by leaders from the small Christian population there to teach and encourage pastors. “It was a joy and mutual blessing,” John said, “to share some of the practices of prayer and Bible study that Ted Wueste, Brenda Dinell, and others helped to develop…

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Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

By Peter Gurry | May 16, 2019
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What a pastor should know about developments in textual criticism. Part 3: New Resources

By Peter Gurry | January 29, 2018

In this series, Dr. Peter Gurry explains recent developments in New Testament textual criticism. Read part 1 and part 2. We have been considering what a pastor should know about recent developments in textual criticism, a discipline that aims to recover the original words of the New Testament authors. The previous posts have considered new…

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What a pastor should know about developments in textual criticism. Part 2: A New Method

By Peter Gurry | January 15, 2018

In this series, Dr. Peter Gurry explains recent developments in New Testament textual criticism. Read part 1 and part 3. In our last post, I briefly introduced two new editions of the Greek New Testament, the Nestle-Aland (NA28) and the United Bible Societies (UBS5) and noted that a new computer-aided method was used to edit…

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What a pastor should know about developments in NT textual criticism. Part 1: New Editions

By Peter Gurry | January 8, 2018

In this series, Dr. Peter Gurry explains recent developments in New Testament textual criticism. Read part 2 and part 3. Introduction: Why It Matters Pastors are busy. They are expected to maintain competence in a wide range of skills from preaching to counseling, balancing the budget to carefully parsing the doctrine of the Trinity. It can…

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