Archives for September 2011

Apologetics – On Asking the Right Question (N.T. Wright)

Last night I began teaching my diploma course on Christian Apologetics. We covered the normal prolegomena (what is apologetics, aims of apologetics, 1 Pet 3:15, types of apologetics, faith vs. reason, etc.), then we finished off with this clip from N.T Wright “Asking the Right Question” from when he was in western Canada not [Read More…]

Bible Works 9

There’s some good Bible Software platforms out there, one I use regularly on my PC is Bible Works and I’ve just loaded up BW9. It is gucci to the max! See the introductory video at You.Tube. Among the new physical features, I especially like the “Fourth Window” which is effectively the old “Analysis Window” split [Read More…]


There’s a new book coming out on Evangelicalism that looks to be a must read, Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology). Roger Olson,  one of the contributors to the book, has said this about the book over at his blog: This book demonstrates quite conclusively that there are now at [Read More…]

A “New Perspective” on the Gospel, the King Jesus Gospel 7

Scot McKnight’s fifth chapter of his brand new book The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited asks the question “How did Salvation take over the Gospel?” That certainly is a strange question on the face of it since most of us would have thought prior to reading this little book that the gospel [Read More…]

Michael Licona on the Resurrection of Jesus

Michael R. Licona The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2010. Available at I did not think anyone could or would write a book on the resurrection bigger and better than N.T. Wright’s The Resurrection of the Son of God. But Michael Licona comes close on both fronts. It [Read More…]

Bruce McCormack to give the Kantzer Lecture at TEDS

I just got news that Bruce McCormack of Princeton Theological Seminary is slated to give this year’s Kantzer Lectures in Revealed Theology on “The God who Graciously Elects: Seven Lectures on the Doctrine of Election.” It is slated from Sept 27 – Oct 4. Even better, the lectures will be live streamed! See the Henry [Read More…]

Ben Myer’s “On Taking Communion with My Students”

Benjamin Myer’s (a different “Ben” to Faith and Theology fame) has a book of poems called Elegy for Trains and it includes this poem called “On Taking Communion with My Students”. After our Friday Eucharist in class, I thought his poem was a good follow up: Let greasy spikes be caught in halos thrown from chapel [Read More…]

Star Wars: The Complete Saga

I know what I want for Christmas this year.  Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray] comes out this week. [Read more…]