Austin Dixon

  • Best Coffee in tuscaloosa?

    Maybe you're different, but I find studying the Bible much easier in the morning when the house is quiet and my head's clear. I also find a hot beverage (be it coffee or tea) helps me meditate greatly. And on the weekends, a great stress reliever is a date with my wife at a quiet coffee shop. Most people I know enjoy drinking coffee, but I'm always surprised when I find out that they've never tried anything that's not a grocery store brand or starbucks (you don't know what you're missing).So I'm [...]

  • The First Sword

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  • Striding Bull

    A couple of years ago, my mom gave me this terracotta tile she bought at the Morgan Library in New York. I didn't know anything about it, but it looked neat so I put it on a shelf in my library. While I was moving some stuff around today, I saw it again and decided to try to figure out exactly what it was. Took some sleuthing, but I'm glad I did. Turns out there is more to this tile than meets the eye. I had assumed it was the work of some modern artist as it had a "made in Italy" st [...]

  • Tyndale Facsimile Review

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  • First video blog

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  • Many Blog Changes

    I've decided to radically re-vamp my blog.Instead of being a purely text-based blog, I'm going to also start posting a weekly video podcast. I think this format will be easier to digest for busy people, and it will take a considerable less investment of time on my end. And I think it will be fun, so there's that.I've also made some other big changes to my site, including:Changed the name of my site from "Steadfast Study" to "Theology & Coffee". (This reflects the new format, which will mostl [...]

  • Estate Sale Find - Jewish Bible

    I came across this Bible at an estate sale last week. It's Old Testament only. Translated from the original Hebrew in 1917 and published by the Jewish Publication Society. It arranges the books in very unusual order... Haven't had a chance to compare many verses to my other translations, but it was interesting enough to add to my growing Bible collection. [...]

  • False Teachers

    I was reading through 2 Peter this morning, and I noticed something interesting. But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.  2 Peter 3:1 This passage confirms the existence of two things: "false teachers" and "destructive heresies".  That means that not all teachers are teaching the [...]

  • Bible Verse Of The Day - Micah 6:8 

    “…what does the LORD require of youbut to do justice, and to love kindness,    and to walk humbly with your God?”This is one of my favorite verses. It's a small verse, but it has huge applications. It lists three practical characteristics that God expects to be at the core of all of His followers. “To do justice”To be fair and moral in all of our dealings. To seek out the most honest path in every circumstance. The implied negative being to never par [...]

  • History of Scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees

    Who were the Jewish Spiritual Leaders in Jesus’s Day?Priests/High PriestsScribesPhariseesSadduceesEssenes (not mentioned in the New Testament)SanhedrinJudaism was meant to pave the way for Christianity, so you would think that the Jewish leaders would have been the first people to embrace Jesus, but that wasn't the case. You would think that the Jewish leaders of Jesus’s day would have been the people closest to God, but Jesus said that they"made th [...]

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