By Holly Marr The clash of the titans starts today! For the next 30 days, 64 theological all-stars will face off in an epic contest for your votes. For each author matchup, pick your favorite and rally your friends to vote your champions through. From scrappy challengers like A.W. Tozer and R.C. Sproul …read more
Monthly Archives: March 2016
By Steve Bricker Continuing my posts of patristic texts coinciding with this Sunday’s Psalm study. The Lᴏʀᴅ works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. (Ps 103:6)[T]he Lord performs mercies for them that hope in Him, and takes vengeance for all those who suffer wrong. Accordingly, none …read more
By womenscholars The following excerpts are from I (Still) Believe: Leading Bible Scholars Share Their Stories of Faith and Scholarship (2015). Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Baylor University. Her chapter in the book is entitled “A Word of Gratitude.”
Where does the story begin, the story of …read more
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Charles Savelle) The free Logos “book” for March is not a book but it is free. The resource is over 100 videos by John Piper entitled “Look at the Book.” You can also purchase Finish the Mission: Bringing the Gospel to the Unreached and Unengaged for $1.99 and enter to …read more
By jps When all murders of civilians in all the developed countries of the world are tabulated, 86 percent occur in the United States.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 160 In the United States, we register births, marriages, divorces, and deaths; we register cars, trucks, boats, trailers, bicycles, houses, lands, …read more
By Bart Jesus Before the Gospels is now the seventh book I’ve published with HarperOne; two of the others have also involved issues related to historical problems posed by the New Testament Gospels. And so I have been asked recently a very fair question: how does this book differ from the …read more
By Joel L. Watts You know me. You know I don’t like the PSA model. I do not disagree, wholly, with substitution but find that as a general heading, it fits. However, I cannot subscribe to the theory that we need to satisfy God’s honor. Nor do I believe atonement is a transactional process …read more
By Dave Banack A chatty post at the This Week in Mormons site, “Americanisms in a Global Mormon Church,” recounts a few of those Americanisms: Scouting, patriotic music in the LDS hymnal, women wearing (or not) pants to church. At a deeper level, the LDS Church has self-consciously embedded itself in the American …read more
By Timothy This link will take you to a new site which has the Clementine Vulgate, Douay-Rheims, and Knox in parallel columns with possible search functions. Looks like a great resource, which includes both the Douay and Knox notes. I wonder if Baronius is involved in this?UPDATE:Yes, it appears that …read more
By MSH Last year (September 26, 2015), I interviewed “Fern and Audrey,” a team of counselors whose focus was victims of ritual trauma and trauma-based spiritual-psychological captivity. For those who have read my novels (The Facade, The Portent), one of the characters (Fern) in the latter is based upon the “Fern” of …read more
By MSH Just a quick note (and perhaps an explanation for newcomers) to the progress on marrying my newly-approved (by the IRS) non-profit to everything I do online. Many readers are new or will have missed my post back in December 2015 explaining this. Here’s a brief summary, followed by my update.
What’s …read more
By Tyler Smith This is a guest post by Robert B. Chisholm, department chair and Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.
It’s easy to become confused while reading the prophets’ depictions of God. Malachi, for instance, warns that God is a powerful warrior who will consume all evildoers in the …read more
By Craig Benno I have been reading through Matthew. There is a sense that Jesus is getting rid from his disciples any attitude that they are able to do anything for him from their own resilience, and self ability.
You feed the crowds he tells them. Twice! You go ahead across the lake without …read more
By Joel L. Watts There are two quotes I want you to read over and digest. There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to …read more
By James Pate Vern Sheridan Poythress. Understanding Dispensationalists. 1986. Here is the version of the book that I will be engaging.Understanding Dispensationalists is Vern Poythress’ critique of dispensationalism. Not long ago, I blogged about a pro-dispensationalist book released by Moody Press in 2015: Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption. …read more
By Eerdmans Welcome once again to Eerdmans All Over, a Friday roundup of all the Eerdmans-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can gather in a given week.
Kierkegaard and the Paradox of Religious Diversity
By George B. Connell
The Samaritans: A Profile
By Reinhard Pummer
News from Eerdmans . . .
Congrats to …read more
By Todd Bolen A seven-year-old boy found a 3,400-year-old figurine at Tel Rehov. Archaeologists working at Timna in southern Israel found some remarkably well-preserved fabrics from the time of David. You may recall that for a long time scholars denied there was any activity at the site during the time of the …read more
By Eerdmans Throughout his decades of scholarship and in his work at The Gospel Coalition, D. A. Carson has earned recognition as an evangelical powerhouse. His latest work, The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures, has been much anticipated.
In the interview below, Carson discusses the importance of the authority of Scripture and …read more
By Stephen Bedard A sermon preached at Queen Street Baptist Church based on Luke 6:1-11.
Having moved back to St. Catharines, it has brought back a lot of memories of the way things used to be. What has changed is not so much the different location but rather the different time. One of the …read more
By Stephen Bedard One of the books that I came across in my research into John Wesley is John R. Tyson’s The Way of the Wesleys: A Short Introduction. Tyson does a fantastic job of gathering the teachings and writings of John and Charles Wesley and summarizing according to the theological themes. The …read more
By Ken Schenck I’m about three chapters behind in my summaries of Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind. I’ve blogged on1. Introduction2. Intuitive Dogs and Rational Tails3. Elephants Rule1. I have been so crazy busy that I haven’t had time to blog much lately. Unfortunately or fortunately, my Haidt book is at the office …read more
By Stephen Bedard Now that I am back in pastoral ministry, I am doing some more reading in the area of preaching. One of the books that came my way was A Vision for Preaching: Understanding the Heart of Pastoral Ministry by Abraham Kuruvilla.
Kuruvilla organizes this book around his definition of preaching, which …read more
By Eerdmans Marilyn McEntyreMarilyn McEntyre is the author, most recently, of A Faithful Farewell and A Long Letting Go, a pair of books for those who are dying and those who are mourning them.
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Visiting my hospice patients sometimes offers opportunities for a little enjoyable subversiveness. Unlike the man William Carlos …read more
By Danny Zacharias The Expository Times March 2016; Vol. 127, No. 6 http://ext.sagepub.com/content/127/6?etoc—————————————————————– Articles —————————————————————– A Majuscule Lectionary Manuscript of John?s Gospel at the University of Edinburgh Zachary J. Cole and Elijah Hixson The Expository Times 2016; 127:261-268 doi:10.1177/0014524615584741 http://ext.sagepub.com/content/127/6/261.abstract?etoc When Humans are Not Unique: Perspectives on Suffering and Redemption Bethany …read more
By Eerdmans Each Wednesday throughout these forty days of Lent we’re sharing devotional excerpts from recent or forthcoming Eerdmans books. Today’s reading comes from Rainer Oberthür’s Our Father, a picture book explanation of the Lord’s Prayer, illustrated by Barbara Nascimbeni.
We hope you will be challenged and uplifted by this selection — and …read more
By Ken Schenck Preached March 2, 2016 in IWU chapel as sermon 1 in the Cox Deeper Life Series:___________________IntroductionLike Dr. Ward said a few minutes ago, this is the Cox Deeper Life Series. I think it used to be called the “holiness” lectures, but I’m not sure whether too many of us know …read more