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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Caesar's Decree

Jesus becomes the Son of David by imperial decree.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Shock of the Resurrection

The gospel that Jesus rose from the dead is still as shocking as ever, and it’s a gospel that changes our lives.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

More Insight Than All My Teachers?

Psalm 119 has a rather unusual verse: “I have more insight than all my teachers.” Would that be a good motto for our Seminary?

Monday, February 6, 2017

Visual Worship

Our worship not only involves listening to God's Word, but also looking at His beauty.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Where I am, my servant also will be

When a group of Greeks ask to see Jesus, Jesus concludes that it's time for him to be glorified.

Monday, December 21, 2015


Who was Quirinius? Besides Luke 2, he is not mentioned anywhere else in the Bible. How does he factor into the story?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Prayer Lessons from Psalm 59

This meditation draws lessons about prayer from Psalm 59.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Translated Hallelujahs: A Linguistic and Exegetical Commentary on Select Septuagint Psalms

This book explores the meaning of five psalms in the Septuagint version (Pss 104, 105, 110, 111, 112), not as interpreted in later reception history but as originally intended by the translator. The author retraces the translator's path, accounting for translation choices by comparing the Greek with its Hebrew source, and measuring the impact of the translator's decisions upon the profile of the Psalter, such as the effect of semantic shifts and the extent to which Hebrew poetic features, lexical links, and Pentateuchal intertextuality have been lost or preserved.

Author: J. Smith. Publisher: Peeters, 2011. ISBN 9789042923843

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Prayers of the Saints

A collection of fourteen congregational prayers that can be used by ministers and elders in the worship service. It also includes an appendix with helpful guidelines on how to lead the congregation in prayer.

Author: J. Smith Publisher: Reformed Guardian, 2010.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


This small volume contains a collection of speeches that arose out of the Western Australian Evangelism Convention in Rockingham, held on May 18 and 19, 2007.

Author: J. Smith. Publisher: Reformed Guardian, 2008.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Finding Eschatology in the Old Testament: The Psalms as Case in Point

Recorded during the 2015 CRTS Conference. Dr. Smith proposes a distinction between finding eschatology by way of explication (mining passages containing direct information about the end), by way of implication (exploring typological features, secondary fulfillments, etc.), and by way of application (pulling through eschatological lines; drawing out the significance of a passage for our future hope), illustrating the importance of such a distinction with samples from the book of Psalms. He concludes by asking in what sense an OT book can be called eschatological.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Remembrance Day

November 11 is a day on which to reflect and to remember. Remembrance Day is a day that pushes us beyond the Reformed communities to which we belong and reminds us that we shine as lights in a big universe. It is a day that jolts us out of our daily routines, and it reminds us that life is a lot bigger than our personal deadlines and plans. These are the opening thoughts of Dr. Smith's meditation on Ecclesiastes 3:2, 8.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Faith and Shame

Is there a connection between faith and shame? We might not think to put them together, but the Bible does. In this article Dr. Smith explores the relationship between faith and shame by way of a brief meditation on Psalm 25.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Restorative Justice: Righting the Relational Wrongs

A speech given at the ARPA's 2014 God and Government Conference in Ottawa, Ontario.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Doorkeeper in the House of My God

Inaugural address at the 2012 CRTS Convocation on the task of the temple gatekeeper.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Preaching the Gospel from the Law

This is an article on how to preach on Old Testament laws. It was first presented at the Preaching Seminar held at CRTS in January 2012.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Preaching the Gospel from the Law (Video)

Dr. Jannes Smith, professor of Old Testament at CRTS, explores how to preach the Gospel from the Old Testament Law. Recorded during the 2012 CRTS Interim Semester.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Stolen Goods, Broken Trust

An article about the Old Testament laws of restitution and their message for today.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Structure of Jeremiah: Confessional Integrity and Quality Control

Recorded during Conference 2014: "Correctly Handling the Word of Truth: Reformed Hermeneutics Today." The first part of this speech will present a proposed structure for Jeremiah. A second part introduces and applies some critical methods to test the validity of the proposal. A third part assesses the profits and perils of the critical methods themselves and suggests what a Reformed Old Testament scholar can and cannot say. In this way the structure of the book of Jeremiah serves as a test case for the interplay of confessional integrity and quality control. A panel discussion follows this speech.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Marriage vs. Mawwiage

An article about Biblical laws and customs regarding marriage in light of modern misconceptions.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Out of the House of Bondage

An article on the slavery laws of the Old Testament and their gospel message for today.