Women and ETS (Again)

Something to ponder ahead of next week:   HT: Elke Speliopoulos [Read more...]

James McGrath on Scholarship in a Digital Age

James McGrath (Lady Gaga Professor of Biblical Studies at Butler University) has a good article at B&I on Unity, Diversity, and Information Literacy in Biblical Studies. He notes that it is important that what we properly inform our students about the true nature of the diversity in scholarship. I also liked this quote: For in [Read More...]

Kevin Vanhoozer to return to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Everybody’s favourite evangelical theologian (well at least mine) is leaving Wheaton College to return to Trinity International University. See the news from TIU here. At ETS there will be a session on KJV’s book Remythologizing God which I would go to if there wasn’t already a session on at the same time concerning Galatians and [Read More...]

Michael Licona and Resurrection Controversy at CT

Earlier I posted on Al Mohler and Norman Geisler’s accusations that Michael Licona purportedly violates “inerrancy” in his superb book in defense of the historicity of the resurrection where Licona argued that the story of the raising of the holy men from ancient times in Matthew 27 was perhaps “poetic”. Well, over at Christianity Today, [Read More...]

Book Notice: Remember the Poor by Bruce Longenecker

Bruce  W. Longenecker Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty , and the Greco-Roman World Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010 Available at Amazon.com. It is a common adage that Jesus preached good news to the poor, while Paul preached the good news of Jesus. Paul was, well, not really into all that socialist, marxist, commy crud about [Read More...]

“Imagining the Kingdom” – N.T. Wright’s Inaugural Professorial Lecture

Late October saw N.T. Wright’s inaugural professorial lecture at St. Andrews University on “Imagining the Kingdom: Mission and Theology in Early Christianity” (see PDF here). Here is how it starts: The four gospels stand magisterially at the head of the canon and the centre of early Christianity. They are remarkable documents. If they had been lost [Read More...]

Woman, Thou art Loosed! Now Get ye Self to ETS!

I have just noticed that there are about 700 hundred papers being delivered at ETS this year and only eight of them will be delivered by women. What is more, I think I actually know half of the women presenters. Now maybe there are more, I looked up the index in the ETS book and [Read More...]

A Greek Evangelical View of the Greek Economic Crisis

I’m glad to provide a guest post by Dr. Myrto Theocharous (M.A. Wheaton College. Ph.D Cambridge Uni ), Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at the Greek Bible College in Athens. She provides some reflections from Habakkuk on the Greek economic crisis from the vantage point of a Greek evangelical. A Greek Evangelical View of [Read More...]

Tom Wright at Willow Creek and Moody Bible Institute

This weekend Tom Wright was the guest teacher at Willow Creek Community Church. Tom is on a book tour for his new book Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters. Tomorrow he’ll be speaking at an event at Moody Bible Institute. I heard it was an [Read More...]

Nick Perrin on the Gospel of Mark

Over at The Christian Leadership Center, Nick Perrin (Wheaton College) has a good little article on preaching the Gospel of Mark. Perrin concludes: Mark tells us about this new movement, this new messiah, and this new mission. This has all kinds of implications for how we live, the one we live for, and the cause [Read More...]

So what does “kingdom of God” mean?

This brief series of posts is not so much a direct critique of DeYoung and Gilbert’s argument in their chapter on the kingdom of God in What’s the Mission of the Church?. While it is the starting point, this post is my attempt to sketch how I define the kingdom. My definition of the kingdom, [Read More...]

Mike Horton Interviews Scot McKnight on KJG

Over at the White Horse Inn, Michael Horton interviews Scot McKnight about The King Jesus Gospel in an audio program (here’s the link). [Read more...]

Matthew Lee Anderson on Social Justice and the Mohler/Wallis Debate

Last week Al Mohler (Southern Seminary) and Jim Wallis (Sojourners) debated whether social justice is an essential part of the church’s mission. This of course is relevant to the discussion DeYoung and Gilbert’s book. Matthew Lee Anderson was present and wrote a review of the debate on the Gospel Coalition blog. In this excerpt, at [Read More...]

What is NOT the Mission of the Church? 5

I’ve been writing a series of posts critically engaging Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert’s new book on the mission of the church: What is the Mission of the Church?. I too am very concerned that we get this right. I have the unique privilege of being both a professor of New Testament at North Park [Read More...]

Celebrating Advent with a young family

Can you help me? I’m a low-church Baptist turned non-demoninational evangelical who grew in a fundamentalist environment. So I never learned about the Christian year or how to follow the it. One of my 2012 resolutions is to orient time around the Christian year. That year as you might know begins in just a few [Read More...]