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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 now live.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Now available: Vol. 10, FIRST CORINTHIANS, in the BIC Commentary series at A SINGLE VOLUME commentary of 287 pages in the pdf format, To follow in time will be an in depth coverage of over a thousand pages. This commentary covers the entire text of First Corinthians from a socio-rhetorical exegetical perspective.

Paul addressed unique problems found almost entirely only in this one Christian community. At the center of the fist full of problems plaguing the church at Corinth stands a segment in the church that continued to think in their Greek culturally conditioned manner rather than turning to God's way of thinking at conversion. First Corinthians stands as a huge warning against every modern culturally twisted version of the Gospel in our world.

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