Matthew 13: Kingdom of God (a sermon text)

I preached a couple of weeks ago (again!) and I decided to use Matthew 13 as my text. I had been doing some light research on the chapter and taught a little of it in my Sunday school class so I took the next logical step and went ahead with a full blown manuscript. It… Continue reading Matthew 13: Kingdom of God (a sermon text)

What the Bible is Telling Us

In his book Simply Jesus, professor Tom Wright lays out for his readers his case that the Bible is, ultimately, a book about Jesus. “So if, as the Jewish people believed, they were the key element in God’s global rescue operation, it was doubly frustrating, doubly puzzling, and doubly challenging that the Jews’ own national… Continue reading What the Bible is Telling Us

Book Review: Simply Jesus

Title: Simply Jesus:  A New Vision of Who He was, What He Did, and Why He Matters Author: N.T. Wright Publisher: HarperOne Year: 2011 Pages: 240 I am typically disinclined to give an N.T.Wright book a poor review. I'm not going to start doing so here. That's not to say I have no criticisms; I… Continue reading Book Review: Simply Jesus

Book Review: Surprised by Scripture

Title: Surprised by Scripture Author: NT Wright Publisher: HarperOne Year: 2014 Pages: 223 Anyone who has read any of my book reviews knows that NT Wright typically gets rave reviews from me–both as a lover of literature and as a Christian who loves Wright's theological perspective. Fact is, I can scarcely ever find anything in… Continue reading Book Review: Surprised by Scripture

Book Review: Scripture and the Authority of God

Title: Scripture and the Authority of God Author: N.T. Wright Publisher: HarperCollins Year: 2011 Pages: 210 N.T. Wright other works: N.T. Wright Page [Disclaimer: I paid for this book with a gift card I received at Christmas 2013. It was a very happy time in my life when I could freely spend at amazon.com. It… Continue reading Book Review: Scripture and the Authority of God

Book Review: Lent for Everyone, Matthew, Year A

Title: Lent for Everyone, Matthew, Year A Author: NT Wright Publisher:Westminister John Knox Press Year: 2011 Pages: (e-book) 162 NT Wright Page NT Wright on Facebook [I want to make life easier for you, and I don't want the federal government knocking on your door in the middle of the evening asking why you are… Continue reading Book Review: Lent for Everyone, Matthew, Year A

Book Review: The Case for the Psalms

Title: The Case for the Psalms Author: N. T. Wright (Unofficial) NT Wright: Amazon Page Publisher: Harper Collins; HarperOne Page Count: 200 Date: 2013 There are many preachers and theologians I admire to the point of buying anything they write and listening to anything they preach. Among them are Eugene Peterson, D.A. Carson, Frederick Buechner,… Continue reading Book Review: The Case for the Psalms