Two Marginalia Reviews of N.T. Wright’s PFG

Over at the Marginalia Review of Books are two reviews of N.T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God by Douglas Campbell and Michael Thate. Campbell thinks that Wright’s view of Judaism remains skewed as “an account of Judaism that is imposed, monolithic, and yet internally incoherent — a classic instance of othering.” But even so, he says [Read More...]

What is Anglicanism?

Over at TGC, Michael Jensen has a great post on Nine Things You Really Should Know About Anglicanism, which I highly recommend. That said, Doug Chaplin attempts to chime in with a response over at his blog, Catholicity. Though I don’t detect any of the rhetoric that Chaplin alleges as Jensen is not claiming to [Read More...]

Edwin van Driel compares John Calvin and N.T. Wright

My good friend Joe Mock brought to my attention an article by Edwin Christian van Driel on Gospeling: Paul, Protestant Theologians, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. I liked van Driel’s book Incarnation Anyway as an argument for supralapsarianism. In this essay, his professorial lecture at PTS, he provides an argument for integrating academic learning and Christian faith. He sets [Read More...]

Reviews of Gospel of the Lord

There are some nice reviews of my The Gospel of the Lord by TEDS student Jennifer Guo and Philip Long of Readings Acts has a three-part review. Michael Barber and Patrick Schreiner include it among their top reads of the year. [Read more...]

Taking on the Jesus Mythicists

Just before Christmas a Sydney Ph.D student named Raphael Lataster wrote an article on Weighing Up the Evidence for the ‘Historical Jesus’ which basically argued for Richard Carrier’s version of the view that Jesus did not exist. The problem is that appeared in a reputable Aussie ejournal called The Conversation and it attracted a lot of press. Any [Read More...]

Book Notice: Interpretive Lexicon of New Testament Greek

G.K. Beale, Daniel J. Brendsel, and William A. Ross (eds.) An Interpretive Lexicon of New Testament Greek: An Analysis of Prepositions, Adverbs, Particles, Relative Pronouns, and Conjunctions Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014. Available at This volume provides a mostly helpful analysis of the prepositions, adverbs, particles, and conjunctions in the Greek NT. In a [Read More...]

Book Notice: John Goldingay on Theology of Isaiah

John Goldingay The Theology of the Book of Isaiah Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2014. Available at It was good to take into some serious Isaiah studies for once and this book did not disappoint. Goldingay’s book works in two parts, first, looking at the “theologies” of Isaiah, particularly Isaiah 1-12, 13-27, 28-39, 40-55, 56-66. [Read More...]

Book Notice: Brueggemann on Reality, Grief, Hope

Walter Brueggemann  Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2014. Available at Walter Brueggemann’s recent book, Reality, Grief, Hope, draws a parallel between the fall of Jerusalem in 587BC and the disaster of 9/11 when terrorists destroyed the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and attacked [Read More...]