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Grew up in farm and ranch life about 70 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas near the small community of Perrin. Did undergraduate degree at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas (BA, 1964) and masters (MDiv, 1968) / doctorate (ThD, 1975) at Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth. Taught Koine Greek and New Testament at SWBTS 1974-1997. Then taught at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC (1998-2008). Pastored the IBC Baptist Church in Cologne Germany (2008-2010) before retiring and moving to Santa Ana, Costa Rica, where Claire and I lived from 2010 to 2015. In December 2015 we moved to the Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo, Texas where we now live.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

THE GOSPEL OF RESURRECTION: A Socio-Rhetorical Study of First Corinthians Fifteen in the BIC Commentary Services volume 37

A 52 page analysis of Paul's response to the perversion of the idea of resurrection floating around some of the house church groups in mid-first century Corinth. Paul pulls together, in a highly creative manner, the structuring of classical deliberative persuasive Greek rhetoric with insightful arguments utilizing traditional scribal Jewish patterns of argumentation from his days as a Pharisee. He powerfully defends the apostolic Gospel emphasis upon the centrality of Jesus' resurrection and its connection to the resurrection of Christian believers at the parousia of Christ.