Off to Israel, Greece, and Italy

I’m now off on my first trip to the Holy Land, Corinth, Athens,and Rome to join Tom Wright to film a DVD about the New Testament and the early church for Zondervan. If you need me, I’ll be cruising the eastern Mediterranean, eating souvlaki, and drinking Tuscan wine! Yes, its a hard slog life! [Read more...]

Yoda Summarizes How Evangelicals and Catholics Feel About SCOTUS SSM Ruling

I’m sure many feel like this right now: To my American friends, instead of lamenting that Zion has fallen, or thinking about how to rebuild it, time to wise-up and realize that you’re living in Babylon, and she ain’t in a repenting mood. This ruling will have some slow but inevitable spin-offs. Religious freedom is going to [Read More...]

Book Review: Ordinary

Michael Horton Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. Available at Review by Kara Martin This morning my family went to church in a different suburb, a different state, to our usual church. We were inspired by the service. It was not the awesome worship: there were just three [Read More...]

On My Bookshelf – Interview with Eerdword

I did an interview with Eerdword as part of their On My Bookshelf series. I list five books that have influenced me or that I have really, really enjoyed.   [Read more...]

N.T. Wright’s Talk at Google on “Simply Good News”

N.T. Wright gives a “Talk at Google” on his book Simply Good News. [Read more...]

Why Pastors Need to be Theologians

Great stuff from Kevin Vanhoozer and Center for Pastor Theologians: “theology is about preserving the integrity of the gospel.” [Read more...]

Ten Year Anniversary of the Euangelion Blog

Exactly ten years ago today I began the blog Euangelion as a type of open note book to post my thoughts about biblical studies, theology, and the Christian faith. We’ve had well over a million hits, thousands of blog posts, and oodles of comments. There’s been some changes along the way, I finished my Ph.D; [Read More...]

Best Article I’ve Read about Atheism

Over at The Guardian, John Gray writes on What Scares the New Atheists, a great read: In 1929, the Thinker’s Library, a series established by the Rationalist Press Association to advance secular thinking and counter the influence of religion in Britain, published an English translation of the German biologist Ernst Haeckel’s 1899 book The Riddle of [Read More...]