Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Library

Welcome to Cafe Tutorials, including book reviews.  Since before YouTube I have been videoing short tutorials on various topics of interest to me.  I have now uploaded them all to YouTube, and this blog catalogs them all. Follow the links before for more details.

The categories are:

Latin (notes on Wheelock's Latin)
Reading Notes for the New Testament
New Testament Survey
Inductive Bible Study Method
Romans Video Lectures
Video Commentary on Hebrews
Introduction to Christian Theology
Review of Wayne Grudem's Theology
New Testament Greek
Old Testament Hebrew
Algebra and Calculus
Great Ideas

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Reading Notes for the New Testament

What follows are reading notes on the New Testament. They were originally made in relation to a 40 Day Bible experience set out by Biblica and The Wesleyan Church. If you want to read them in a 39 day period, this page gives them in the original order.

Below they are arranged in a mixture of chronological and genre order, which of course can also be read through in 39 days.

Paul's Letters
1. 1 and 2 Thessalonians
2. 1 Corinthians 1-7
3. 1 Corinthians 8-16
7. Romans 1-8
8. Romans 9-16
9. Colossians and Ephesians
10. 1 Timothy and Titus
11. 2 Timothy

Synoptic Gospels and Acts
12. Mark 1:1-8:30
13. Mark 8:31-16:8
14. Matthew 1-7
15. Matthew 8:1-13:52
16. Matthew 13:53-18:35
17. Matthew 19-25
18. Matthew 26-28
19. Luke 1:1-4:13
20. Luke 4:14-9:50
21. Luke 9:51-13:21
22. Luke 13:22-19:27
23. Luke 19:28-24:53
24. Acts 1:1-6:7
25. Acts 6:8-12:24
26. Acts 12:25-19:20
27. Acts 19:21-28:31

Johannine Writings
Revelation 1-3
Reveation 4-16
Revelation 17-20
1, 2, and 3 John
John 1-6
John 7-12
John 13-21

Hebrews and General Letters
Hebrews 1:1-4:13
Hebrews 4:14-13:25
1 Peter
2 Peter and Jude

New Testament Survey

1. The Parts of the New Testament

The Gospels
Summary of Jesus' Theology
The Gospel of Mark
The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of Luke
The Gospel of John


Paul's Letters
Paul's Basic Theology
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians

Hebrews and the General Letters


2. The Jesus Plot
3. Israel at the Time of Jesus
4. How to Read the Bible
5. What is a Gospel?
6. The Gospel of Mark
7. Translations of the Bible
8. Who Chose These Books?
9. The Gospel of Matthew
10. The Story Behind the Story
11. The Sermon on the Mount
12. Jewish Groups at the Time of Christ
13. The Gospel of Luke
14. The Parables of Jesus
15. Stories of Jesus' Birth
16. The Synoptic Question
17. The Gospel of John
18. John's Unique Presentation
19. Acts: Luke's Second Volume
20. The First Days of Christianity
21. The Basic Christian Message
22. The Ministry of Paul in Acts
23. Were Christians Troublemakers?
24. An Overview of Paul's Letters
25. 1 and 2 Thessalonians
26. The Church at Corinth
27. Contemporary Issues in 1 Corinthians
28. Mutiny in Galatia
29. "Denominations" in the Early Church
30. Paul's Letter to Philippi
31. Romans: Paul's Defense
32. Contemporary Issues in Romans
33. Ghostwriting in the New Testament?
34. The Prison Epistles
35. The Pastoral Epistles
36. Women in the Earliest Church
37. The Sermon of Hebrews
38. The General Letters
39. The Prophecy of Revelation
40. The Bible as Scripture

Inductive Bible Study Method

The following are instructional videos relating to Inductive Bible Study Method:

Doing Exegetical Research
The Text of the Bible
Surveying a Biblical Text
Avoiding Word Fallacies
How to Do a Word Study

Genres and Specific Sections of the Bible
The Genres of the Bible
The New Testament Use of the Old Testament
Applying the Gospels as Scripture
The Synoptic Problem
Applying New Testament Letters as Scripture
Applying Old Testament Narratives as Scripture
Reading the Psalms

Romans Video Lectures

These are video lectures I have made at various times and in various contexts, covering the entire book of Romans.
The Reasons for Romans

The Introduction
Romans 1:1-15

The Letter Body
I: The Righteousness of God (1:16-11:36)
A. The Key Verses
Romans 1:16-17

B. Humanity's Problem/God's Solution (1:18-5:11)
Romans 1:18-3:20
Romans 3:21-31
Romans 4:1-25
Romans 5:1-11

C. The Beginning and End of Sin (5:12-8:39)
Romans 5:12-21
Romans 6:1-7:6; 8:1-17
Romans 7:7-25
Romans 8:18-39

D. God's Plan to Save Gentiles (9:1-11:36)
Romans 9-11

II. A Transformed Mind (12:1-15:13)
Romans 12:1-13:14
Romans 14:1-15:13

Closing Greetings (15:14-16:27)
Romans 15:14-16:27

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Calculus Tutorials

Numbering generally corresponds to James Stewart, Calculus, 6th ed. (Belmont, CA: Thompson, 2008).
Chapter 1: Functions
1.1 What is a function?
1.2 Types of functions
1.3 Transforming functions

Chapter 2: Limits
2.1 The Tangent Problem (the beginning of Differential Calculus)
2.2 The Limit of a Function
2.3 Limit Laws
2.4 Definition of a Limit
2.5 Continuity

Chapter 3: Derivatives
3.1 What is a Derivative?
3.2 The Power Rule (also Constant Rule, Sum Rule, Difference Rule)
3.3 The Product and Quotient Rule
3.4 Derivatives of Trig Functions
3.5 The Chain Rule
3.6 Implicit Differentiation

Chapter 4: Applications of Differentiation
4.1 Maximum and Minimum Values
4.2 The Mean Value Theorem
4.3 Derivative Tests
4.4 Horizontal Asymptotes
4.5 Summary of Curve Sketching

Chapter 5: Integral Calculus
5.1 The Area Problem (beginning of Integral Calculus)
5.2 The Definite Integral
5.3 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
5.4a Indefinite Integrals
5.4b Some Basic Indefinite Integral Formulas
5.4c Net Change Theorem
5.5a The Substitution Method (for indefinite integrals)
5.5b The Substitution Method (for definite integrals)