Regent Review of Mike Bird’s Romans Commentary

I confess that I blushed when I read Jim Gordon’s generous review of my Romans commentary forthe SGBC series in the Regent’s Park College Review (a Baptist College in Oxford). Here’s my favourite paragraphs (forgive the shameless self-promotion): The exegesis is readable. This is not a banal or fatuous comment. A major strength of Bird’s [Read More…]

Everything Wrong with American Evangelical Civil Religion in one Picture

Talk about heresy. This picture not only exhibits binitarian Arianism but is combined with the deification of moral reprobate of a man, who some hope will create a theocracy on earth, by fixing every problem with bombs or walls. Picture from Rhyne Putman on FB. [Read more…]

Gospel of the Lord Now Available in Logos

Glad to announce that my volume, The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus is now available via Logos. [Read more…]

Book Notice: How to Read Job

John Walton & Tremper Longman How to Read Job Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2015. Available at By Lauren Weatherake John H. Walton and Tremper Longman III’s book, ‘How to Read Job’ provides refreshing new insights for its readers as these prolific Old Testament scholars go against the grain and reject the idea that the [Read More…]

Latest Issue of JSPL

The latest issue of Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 5.2 (2015) is out and is a bumper issue including presentations from the HBU conference on Paul and Judaism: Ben C. Blackwell Paul and Judaism Nathan Eubank Justice Endures Forever: Paul’s Grammar of Generosity Daniel R. Streett Cursed by God? Galatians 3:13, Social Status, [Read More…]

Kavin Rowe’s Review of John Barclay’s Paul and the Gift

In the latest issue of First Things there is a great review by Kavin Rowe of John Barclay’s new book Paul and the Gift. Kavin Concludes: What this book does above all is show that the mainstream of Christian tradition is in fact a reasonable exposition of the heart of Paul’s writing. God’s grace in Christ is unmerited, [Read More…]

Good Book for Basic Discipleship

Brandon Smith and J.A. Medders have a nice book on Rooted: Theology for Growing Christians. Medders and Smith try to make theology practical for Christians who want to grow in their faith.Rooted covers areas like the Trinity, Scripture, redemption in Christ, and eternity. A helpful book for beginners to theology, teenagers, and those whose first language is not English. [Read More…]

Latest Episode of “The Now and the Not Yet” Vodcast

In this episode of The Now and the Not Yet, Scott Harrower and I discuss mentoring, 5 reasons why John the Baptist was a bad mentor, and we review Daniel Treier and Kevin Vanhoozer on Theology and the Mirror of Scripture. [Read more…]

The Saint Hilarious Herald: Southern Seminary Students Build Shrine to Tom Schreiner

The Saint Hilarious Herald: Southern Seminary Students Build Shrine to Tom Schreiner Students at the Southern Seminary Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky have begun building shrines and icons to one of their most beloved teachers, Professor Thomas R. Schreiner, the renowned biblical scholar and pastor. Thomas R. Schreiner is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and [Read More…]

Bart Ehrman and Richard Bauckham on Jesus, Memory, and Eyewitnesses

Justin Brierly again does a great job hosting the show Unbelievable, this time with Bart Ehrman and Richard Bauckham about Jesus, Memory, and Eyewitnesses, especially looking at Bart Ehrman’s new book Jesus before the Gospels. This is part one! [Read more…]

New Podcast: The Paulcast

There is a hip new podcast on Pauline studies by Kurt Willems called The Paulcast which showcases issues and books in studies of the Apostle Paul. First one is on “Surprised by Paul,” where Kurt introduces himself and the podcast. Looks good, worth subscribing to and listening to on the drive home! [Read more…]

The Saint Hilarious Herald: Baptist Pastor Freaks Out On Discovering Real Presence of Jesus at Lord’s Supper

Saint Hilarious Herald: Baptist Pastor Freaks Out on Discovering Real Presence of Jesus at Lord’s Supper The Rev. Brandon Tyson got more than he bargained for when he led his church in a traditional celebration of the Lord’s Supper only to find Jesus, mystically yet literally, present in the elements. It was just an average Sunday [Read More…]

Thomas Schreiner to Deliver the 2016 Leon Morris Lecture at Ridley College

I’m elated to announce that Thomas R. Schreiner will be delivering the 2016 Leon Morris Lecture at Ridley College on “Warnings on Hebrews 6: A Response to Questions.” Wednesday 1st June, 2016 5:15 for a 5:45pm start It’s Free! RSVP here. Prof. Thomas R. Schreiner is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation [Read More…]

Video by Scott Harrower on Dante’s The Divine Comedy

Scott Harrower launches the “Christian Imagination Series” by the first part of his video on Dante’s Divine Comedy. Only  3 minutes long, but very thought provoking. [Read more…]

Book Notice: Scripture and Cosmology

Kyle Greenwood Scripture and Cosmology: Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2015. Available at Kyle Greenwood has produced a short, informative, and elegant book on the biblical creation stories and modern science. What he shows is that ancient near eastern creation stories undoubtedly exhibit a worldview [Read More…]