5 Questions with Author Charles L. Quarles

Charles L. Quarles is professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his Ph.D. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and is coauthor of The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament (with Andreas Köstenberger and Scott Kellum) and The Sermon on the Mount: Restoring Christ’s Message to the Modern Church.

WORDsearch chatted with Charles about his Bible study tips, sermon prep, and more.

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5 Questions with Author Tony Merida

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Tony Merida is lead pastor Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as associate professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also one of the editors of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary volumes, showing readers how to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture.

WORDsearch chatted with Tony about his Bible study tips, sermon prep, and more.

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5 Questions with Author Josh Chatraw

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Josh Chatraw (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Executive Director of the Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement at the School of Divinity at Liberty University. He co-authored Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World, an important book, especially for students heading off to college in the fall. It will help anyone stand strong as it offers intelligent, reasonable answers to the difficult questions that will inevitably challenge the faith of every believer.

WORDsearch chatted with Josh about his Bible study tips, sermon prep, and apologetics.

WORDsearch: How do you make sure you don’t start viewing the Bible as purely academic?

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Weekly Devotional – The Words of God

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWords are my passion. I love the big ones, the little ones, the ambiguous ones and the vivid ones that translate abstract ideas into language we share with other humans. When Eliza Doolittle sings about being fed up with words in My Fair Lady, I cringe. I don’t think I could ever become disillusioned with words.

But my passion soars to higher spheres when dealing with certain words: words that flow from the mouth of God. So, it won’t surprise you to know how meaningful I find His choice of imagery to introduce us to our Savior: “In the beginning was the Word,”John tells us. “And the Word was with God and the Word was God” (John 1:1 HCSB). God chooses to reveal Himself to us through words.

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