New Review of The Apostle Paul: Four Views

Over at Gaudete Theology, Victoria Gaile Laidler has a nice review of The Apostle Paul: Four Views, from an ecumenical perspective. [Read more...]

The Lethal Philosophy of Peter Singer

Over at Quadrant, James Franklin has a great piece on “The Lethal Philosophy of Peter Singer,” critiquing the well known Philosopher. He concludes: The essence of his [the editor of Journal of Medical Ethics] defence is that Peter Singer’s views on the permissibility of infanticide of healthy babies are now widely accepted in ethical discussion. [Read More...]

Video of Con Campbell on Union with Christ

Con Campbell (Moore Theological College, soon TEDS) gives a short summary of his forthcoming book on union with Christ. [Read more...]

Michael Jensen on TV about his Apology for Sydney Anglicanism

Rev. Dr. Michael Jensen appeared on ABC’s The Drum and was interviewed about his recent book, Sydney Anglicanism: An Apology. See it here, chime in at about 26:45 mins. Good interview, Michael tries to persuade ABC journalists that he’s not a woman-hating-right-wing-crazy-misogynist-wife-beater. I think he nearly persuaded them! Here’s the book blurb: Sydney’s evangelical Anglicans have been [Read More...]

Sin as Frank Sinatra Syndrome

One of the most common songs played at funerals is Frank Sinatra’s “I Did it My Way”. In many ways, that aptly summarizes the nature of sin. Sin represents the displacement of God and the deification of self. Humans defy their Creator, shake their puny little fists at the heavens, usurp the prerogatives of deity, act with [Read More...]

Three Clips on the Apostles’ Creed

Here are three clips on the Apostles’ Creed: The funny: The musical: The youthful: [Read more...]

Christians Emptied from the Middle East

Interesting story in The Australian on Christians Emptied from the Middle East, featuring the testimony of a Syrian Greek Melkite Nun. [Read more...]

American cover for Jesus is the Christ


I just learned that IVP-USA will be the American distributor for my book, Jesus is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels.  And they have a really nice cover for it. Available in Yankie Doodle land in February.   [Read more...]

SBTS Panel on “Revisiting Inerrancy”

Last week at Southern Seminary there was a very interesting panel discussion on “Revisiting Inerrancy” featuring Al Mohler, Denny Burk, Bruce Ware, Gregg Allison, and Russell Moore. Quite an enjoyable segment, many references to Peter Enns and Kenton Sparks, the panelist obviously take a conservative theological approach to the matter, and the best part is that [Read More...]

Stephen Colbert on Pulpit Freedom Sunday

There is part of me that secretly aspires to be a comedy writer for the Stephen Colbert show! This clip is hilarious, however, I think Ps Dr Jim Garlow handles himself very well, and doesn’t come off as a right wing whacko, which on Colbert’s show, is a win!   [Read more...]

Introduction to Messianic Judaism

IMJ cover

This past week I received the page proofs for my forthcoming book with David Rudolph Introduction to Messianic Judaism. Here’s a description of the book: This book is the go-to source for introductory information on Messianic Judaism. Editors David Rudolph and Joel Willitts have assembled a thorough examination of the ecclesial context and biblical foundations [Read More...]

Should We Be “Red Letter Christians”?

My good buddy Dr. Denny Burk posts on Paul’s Rebuke of Red Letter Christians. He points to Paul’s denunciation of the various factions in 1 Corinthians 1:11-12, esp. the “Christ faction,” who – if such a faction really existed – seemed to think that they were more followers of Christ than anyone else. Perhaps even [Read More...]

Essay Writing Time

I love cruising around the library in the midst of essay writing season and paying timely visits to my little theologians as they wade through the slough of academic despond and embark on the ordeal of assessment. The smell of old and stale books being opened, the detective-style quest to find key resources, the aura of [Read More...]

Archaeology and the Bible

On Archaeology and the Bible, there’s a few new things to check out. First, over at Seven Minute Seminary, Sandra Richter talks about “The Role of Archaeology in Biblical Studies. Second, the ASOR Blog, has a good discussion about how the scholarly consensus on resurrection in the Dead Sea Scrolls changed over time. [Read more...]

New Book: Jesus in Continuun

A new book from Mohr/Siebeck on Jesus and early Christianity is Tom Holmen (ed.), Jesus in Continuum (WUNT 289; Tubngen: Mohr/Siebeck, 2012). One of the central characteristics of the latest historical Jesus research has been the attempt to locate Jesus plausibly within first-century Judaism. Less emphasis has been placed on the question as to whether or [Read More...]