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: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: 1, 2, 3, John

I remember when I was younger, a mere twenty-something going off to Bible college in the 'big city'–full of small town conservative enthusiasm. I was from a small-town, a little right of right conservative church of Christ/Christian Church. We, of course, do not 'permit' women to have positions of 'authority' or to 'teach men' or… Continue reading Book Review: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: 1, 2, 3, John

Book Review: Jesus Now

Title: Jesus Now Author: Frank Viola Publisher: David C Cook Year: 2014 Pages: 210 Other Resources:     The Deeper Journey     Love Not the World [Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this e-book via NetGalley. It is my duty to inform you that I was provided this resource for a short period of… Continue reading Book Review: Jesus Now

Book Review: What is Biblical Theology?

Title: What is Biblical Theology? Author: James M. Hamilton, jr. Publisher: Crossway Year: 2014 Pages: 130 (e-book) Additional: For His Renown [Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Crossway Publishers in exchange for my fair and honest review of the the book What is Biblical Theology? I hope this clears up any… Continue reading Book Review: What is Biblical Theology?

Discern Your Doctrine with Love

Discern Your Doctrine (Mark Dever) Trevin Wax: What is at stake in this debate over justification? If one were to adopt Piper’s view instead of yours, what would they be missing? NT Wright: What’s missing is an insistence on Scripture itself rather than tradition . . . Kingdom People (NT Wright) or here Unfinished Christianity.)… Continue reading Discern Your Doctrine with Love

Four Sermons on Resurrection

Here are the box.net links to four sermons I preached last summer on the resurrection of Jesus. Each sermon was introduced by watching a clip from a DVD featuring NT Wright. There are four sections to the DVD and I roughly followed their progression. The video is ‘on location’ and it is excellent. The main… Continue reading Four Sermons on Resurrection

Primer on Islam, pts 8 & 9

Friends, In my ongoing public service blog posts, I am continuing to bring you timely updates on the religion of Islam. I fully realize you cannot define an entire religion by a few nut-jobs, but by and large these stories are representative of something much more insidious than appears on the surface of Islam. I… Continue reading Primer on Islam, pts 8 & 9