Old JMH Articles: 1980s

March 5, 2009

Some are worthwhile, some are not; or, at least, some are more worthwhile than others.¬† ūüôā¬† You will have to be the judge. “Ministerial Education,” Magnolia Messenger 11.6 (June 1989), 11, 14. Building on J. W. McGarvey’s article on ministerial education (Lard’s Quarterly, 1865, 239-250), the piece argues for a liberal arts education plus additional […]


Mercy, Not Sacrifice: Sabbath Controversy in Matthew 12

January 8, 2009

A¬†“God of technicalities”? The first article I ever published in academia was “The Sabbath Controversy in Matthew: An Exegesis of Matthew 12:1-14″ which appeared in the Restoration Quarterly 27.2 (1984) 79-91. I have now uploaded this on my Academic page. At some point in the future, I¬†may reflect in personal terms¬†on how that study subsequently¬†impacted […]


Reverse the Curse IV – The Ministry of Jesus (Matthew)

August 23, 2008

“…Galilee of the Gentiles–the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the shadow of death a light has dawned” (Matthew 4:15d-16). “…Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near” (Matthew 4:17) “Galilee of the Gentiles”? Is that not part of the land of promise? Indeed. […]


The Lord’s Prayer — Prayed as One who Hurts

June 4, 2008

As¬†I¬†revealed¬†in¬†a previous post, I pray the Lord’s prayer at least three times a day…and these are some thoughts that often accompany that prayer in recent months and especially given how May 21 is now meaningful in the same way for both John and Maggy Dobbs and myself with the death of our sons, John Robert […]


The Lord’s Prayer–A Theological Perspective

May 13, 2008

The Lord’s Prayer is our pledge of allegiance to God and our assurance of God’s allegiance to us. The prayer is part of my morning, noon and evening meditations.¬† I also recite the prayer at other times in the day, including thee times while I shower (yes, I do shower).¬† I have found the prayer […]