This made me laugh out loud

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Bob (Gundry) on Tom (Wright)

In the recent issue of BBR (24.1, pp. 57-73), Bob Gundry published a critique of Tom Wright’s very popular book How God Became King called “An Exegetical and Biblical Theological Evaluation of N.T. Wright’s How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels.  Many of course will know this book. It is typical of [Read More…]

Great Student Video on the Bible and Inerrancy

In my Knowledge of God course, I set two of my student the task of creating a short video on “Is the Bible Inerrant, Infallible, or Whatever?” Well, they did a cracking good job, and here are the results: [Read more…]

Craig Evans on “Fundamentalist Arguments Against Fundamentalism”

Over at, Craig Evans writes on Fundamentalist Arguments Against Fundamentalism. No surprises here at to who he has in mind! Bart Ehrman is arguing like a fundamentalist. It is an all-or-nothing approach. If the Bible is truly inspired (and therefore trustworthy), it must be free from discrepancies. But this is not how most seasoned [Read More…]

Stephen Colbert and Faith

I have to say that Stephen Colbert is my favourite American comedian and is the best source for American news. In fact, the other night, I had a dream that I wrote a book called, “Killing Colbert.” Yes, I write books in my sleep! Any way, Relevant Magazine has a great piece listing the moments [Read More…]

Responding to Daniel Kirk’s Strange Review

In scholarship you need a thick skin and you have to be willing to accept that criticism of your work can come at you fast and furious. Sometimes the criticism can be rather humbling especially when it has some degree of validity and publicly airs your mistakes for all to see. At other times the [Read More…]

Great Review of Con Campbell and Todd Billings on Union with Christ

Just read a delightful piece by Julie Canlis, “Beyond Tearing One Another to Pieces: Union with Christ in Reformed Scholarship,” JRT 8 (2014): 79-88, where Canlis gives a brief overview as to why Reformed folks get so worked up about union with Christ and then gives a very good review of Con Campbell’s and Todd [Read More…]

Communion for Children

Over at First Things, there is an article by Anna Nussbaum Keating on Why Can’t My Son Receive the Eucharist, which gives a catholic case for children participating in the Lords’ Supper/Eucharist/Communion. Gotta love this quote from Augustine: “Yes, they’re infants, but they are his members. They’re infants, but they receive his sacraments. They are [Read More…]

Beware the Dangerous Heresy of Michael Bird!

Joseph M. Holden, the president of something called Veritas Evangelical Seminary (a subsidiary of Norman Geisler industries), has written a post called ICBI Inerrancy is Not for the Birds, in which he draws attention to the cancerous and conniving heretical ravings of a certain Michael Bird. Apparently this Michael Bird fellow – along with other [Read More…]

Why Study at Ridley?

Thanks to Rob Bradshaw, I’m part of his survey of several theological colleges from around the world, and I give a promo of Ridley Melbourne. [Read more…]

What if Arianism Had Won?

Princeton University Press puts on a lecture by Diarmaid MacCulloch entitled, “What if Arianism Had Won?” [Read more…]

Andreas Kostenberger Reviews Ehrman and Bird at TGC

Over at TGC, Andreas Kostenberger has reviews of both How Jesus Became God and How God Became Jesus. Good reviews. He gives a good summary: Jesus was not a mere man who only later became God; rather, God took on humanity in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. Within a short decade or two, the early Christians [Read More…]

How God Became Jesus Stuff in the News

Okay, I know I’ve been flogging hard reviews and articles about HJGB/HGBJ, author promo work, but it will start petering off soon. Any way, here’s a few things about the melee that might interest folks: Over at ABC Religion & Ethics I wrote a piece on How God Became Jesus: Bart Ehrman gets it wrong [Read More…]

The Meaning of Resurrection

Thanks to Jeremy Bouma, over at Zondervan’s Koinonia blog is an excerpt from my Evangelical Theology about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. “The cross without the resurrection is just martyrdom…Conversely the resurrection without the cross is a miraculous intrusion into history, a redemptive-historical enigma, and a paranormal freak show with indeterminable significance.” (436)   [Read more…]

Book Notice: Michael Frost Incarnate

Michael Frost Incarnate: The Body of Christ in an Age of Discernment Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014. Available at A review of Incarnate: The Body of Christ in an Age of Disengagement, Michael Frost, IVP, by Kara Martin I have read several books by Michael Frost, and had feared that his latest offering [Read More…]