Discounted Pre-Pub Rates on Evangelical Theology through Logos

I just got news that Logos is offering a pretty juicy discount for pre-publication orders of my Evangelical Theology on their website. Normally the book will retail at print price for about $40. However, Logos is offering a pre-pub ebook price of $27! There is also a glimpse at some sample pages. For those interested, here [Read More...]

Two Articles on Evangelicalism in JETS

In the latest issue of JETS are two very good pieces about evangelicalism: D. Keith Campbell, “The American Evangelical Academy and the World: A challenge to Practice More Globally.” In this article, Campbell argues that rather than bemoan the mass of freshly minted Ph.Ds in biblical and theological studies who are flooding the job market that [Read More...]

Four Views of Paul at Koinonia

There is a nice promo of The Apostle Paul: Four Views over at Zondervan’s Koinonia blog including an excerpt from the introduction. [Read more...]

Passing of Sean Freyne

Larry Hurtado reports the sad passing of Prof. Sean Freyne. Freyne was an expert on Galilee and its relevance to NT studies. My favourite quote from his work was: ‘Either we accept that the early followers of Jesus had some interest in and memory of the historical figure of Jesus as they began to proclaim [Read More...]

Book Notice – Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible Really Says

Edith M. Humphrey Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible Really Says. Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology. Eds. C.A. Evans and L.M. MacDonald Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2013. Available at This book by my lovely friend Edith Humphrey of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is about how Scripture and Tradition relate to each other. The blurb reads: In [Read More...]

New Anglican Archbishop of Sydney

The new Anglican Archbishop of Sydney is Glenn Davies. You can read about more at Sydney Anglicans. Glenn is a former lecturer at Moore College, he studied at both Moore and Westminster Theological Seminary, he’s been the bishop of North Sydney since 2002, and he wrote his Ph.D thesis at Sheffield University on Faith and Obedience [Read More...]

Todd Wilson on Galatians 2:20

I just got my copy of Todd Wilson, Galatians: Gospel-Rooted Living (PTW; Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013). It is a great volume, a wonderful exposition, neither overly technical, nor a light weight in its handling of the text. I wrote a blurb for the volume: Todd Wilson has written deeply pastoral and theologically competent commentary on Galatians [Read More...]

The Necessity of Background Information for Understanding the Bible

Over at TGC, Andy Naselli gives a cautious “yes,” to the question as to whether or not knowledge of historical background is ever necessary to understanding the Bible. It’s a good article and weighs the options wisely. His article is all the more interesting in light of the recent presidential address by Chris Tuckett at [Read More...]

James Dunn on Germans and the NPP

In the latest issue of Early Christianity, James Dunn has an article on “A New Perspective on the New Perspective on Paul,” largely interacting with German scholarship as he expounds what the benefits of the NPP have been. A few interesting quotes: [T]he ‘new perspective’ should not be defined or regarded as an alternative to the [Read More...]

My Thoughts on Academic Blogging with Josh Mann

Josh Mann (Ph.D cand. at Edinburgh Uni) interviews me about academic blogging here. [Read more...]

Jonathan Pennington on the Gospels as Archway into the Canon

Jonathan Penning (SBTS) has a great little piece over at SBTS Resources on Gospels as Archway into the Canon. There was a time in the not so distant past when many conservative Christians were suspicious of any preacher or professor who emphasized the Gospels too much. On the surface this seems like an odd thing [Read More...]

A Light to the Nations – The Life of Irene Gleeson

It is heartwarming to hear about how the lifetime work of Christian missionaries is celebrated by those among whom they ministered. This week saw the passing of an Australian missionary to Uganda Irene Gleeson. Her memorial in Uganda was attended by 10, 000 people including members of the Ugandan government. The ABC News (hardly given [Read More...]

Position: Principal of Brisbane School of Theology

The Brisbane School of Theology (formerly Crossway College) is seeking a new principal to begin January 2014. Here’s the advert: Brisbane School of Theology is a gospel-centred, evangelical and interdenominational Bible college which has trained men and women for ministry and mission for the past 70 years. We invite expressions of interest and applications for [Read More...]

Latest CBR

In the latest issue of Currents in Biblical Research 11.3 (2013) including the following: Jason Hood and Matthew Y. Emerson “Summaries of Israel’s Story: Reviewing a Compositional Category” Coleman A. Baker “Peter and Paul in Acts and the Construction of Early Christian Identity: A Review of Historical and Literary Approaches” Bruce Worthington “Alternative Perspectives beyond the [Read More...]

Young Evangelicals Getting “High” in Church?

Excuse the silly title, but I am intrigued by an recent article doing the rounds about the influx of young evangelicals into liturgical churches. The article is Young Evangelicals Are Getting High at The Christian Pundit. Young Christians are going over to Catholicism and high Anglicanism/Lutheranism in droves, despite growing up in low Protestant churches [Read More...]