Bonhoeffer on the impotence of “Self forgiveness”

I published this back in June, but I found the need to refresh myself with it again today and thought you might be challenged by it again (or for the first) so republish it. – In Life Together Bonhoeffer has a provocative discussion about the all too common practice of confessing and forgiving ourselves. We [Read More...]

Books to Read Before You Start Seminary/Divinity College

I wish students were a bit more literate before they started theological education. So my top books – mostly short books designed for lay folks – to read before starting seminary or divinity college are: Andrew Cameron and Brian S. Rosner (eds.), The Trials of Theology: Becoming a “Proven Worker” in a Dangerous Business (Fearn, Ross Shire: Christian [Read More...]

Truth, Marriage, and Religious Liberty

Very good article by Catholic Bishop of Parramatta Anthony Fisher on Truth, Marriage, and the Threat to Religious Liberty. Some generalization I would contest, but he does allude to the zealous efforts of SSM supporters to marginalize and take punitive actions against public figures who dare to oppose their position. He writes, quite provocatively: Whether it [Read More...]

The Lord’s Prayer is the Gospel


I’m working on a short essay in which I want argue that the Lord’s Prayer contains the essence of the gospel. It is a gospel prayer that shapes (creates really) a gospeled people. 9 “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in [Read More...]

New Zondervan Catalogue

The new Zondervan Academic Catalogue is out here. Featuring books by our own Joel Willitts on Messianic Judaism and my buddy Con Campbell on Paul and Union with Christ. Oh, and don’t forget, The Apostle Paul: Four Views. [Read more...]

New NA28 Launched

Here Prof. Dr. Holger Strutwolf, director of Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung, explains the institute and the launch of the NA28 edition of the Greek New Testament HT: ETC. [Read more...]

Interview with Outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury

Over at the Telegraph is an interview with outgoing ABC Rowan Williams about his time at the top, Richard Dawkins, his new book on faith in the public square, and lots of other stuff. [Read more...]

Two Cool Conferences Coming Up

Two gucci and bodacious conferences happening in the future include: Beyond Old and New Perspectives at Duke University: A Critical Engagement with Douglas Campbell’s Deliverance of God, 9-12 November 2012. Speakers include  Stephen Chapman, Susan Eastman, Stanley Hauerwas, Willie Jennings, Warren Smith, and David Steinmetz. Peter in Earliest Christianity at Edinburgh University, 4-6 July 2013 (just [Read More...]

Justification and Chris Wright’s “The Mission of God”

Joseph Torres reviews Chris Wright’s book The Mission of God’s People, including this quotation: Thus, though we cannot now study the passages in detail, Paul’s argument from Romans 3:29 to the end of Romans 4, and even more so in Galatians 3, is not (as sometimes suggested) merely using Abraham as an illustration of his [Read More...]

Tyndale House to Produce its Own Edition of the Greek New Testament

A project I’ve heard about for a while is that Tyndale House (known to insiders as Textual Criticism House) is producing its own edition of the Greek New Testament called the Tyndale House Edition of the Greek New Testament (THEGNT). See details form Peter Williams here. [Read more...]

Review: Tremper Longman, Introducing the Old Testament

Tremper Longman Introducing the Old Testament: A Short Guide to its History and Message Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012. Available at Review by Graham Scott (Crossway College) Introducing the Old Testament is an accessible quick reference to the Old Testament. The design and Longman’s clarity of writing makes it highly readable. Theological students will [Read More...]

F.F. Bruce on the Gospel

Over at SAET, Jason Hood has a great post about F.F. Bruce on the Gospel. Highly relevant to the TGC “Did Jesus preach the gospel debate” too. Here is Jason’s summary of Bruce on “gospel”: 1. the prophecies [and I'd clarify that it's story as a whole, not just individual prophecies] have been fulfilled and the new [Read More...]

Four Views of the Apostle Paul: Interview with Tom Schreiner

Matthew Claridge from Credo interviews Tom Schreiner about his contribution to the book, The Apostle Paul: Four Views. HT: Andy Naselli. [Read more...]

New Theology Conference

In what could be the biggest theological event since a Swiss Pastor named “Karl” decided to write a commentary on Romans, January 2013 will see the first annual Los Angeles Theology Conference, featuring a great line-up of folks including Oliver D. Crisp (Fuller), George Hunsinger (Princeton Theological Seminary), Peter J. Leithart (New Saint Andrews College), Katherine Sonderegger [Read More...]

The New Evangelical Subordinationism?

Denny Burk points to a new volume just out called The New Evangelical Subordination? Perspectives on the Equality of God the Father and God the Son, edited by Dennis Jowers and H. Wayne House. Contents includes: 1 – The New Evangelical Subordinationism: Reading Inequality into the Trinity –Phillip Cary 2 – Equal in Essence, Distinct [Read More...]