Mariam Kamell on James and Ethics

The best two things about Canada are (1) Tim Horton’s donuts and (2) Mariam Kamell at Regent College. Mariam co-wrote a commentary on James with Craig Blomberg, and has some further works in the pipeline on social justice. She’s great value! Thanks to John Frederick, there is an interview with Mariam Kamell ahead of the [Read More…]

Paul’s Missionary Methods

Robert Plummer of Southern Seminary is co-editor of Paul’s Missionary Methods published by IVP and he offers four reasons why the book is important: 1. Rarely do you find a book that effectively brings together the disciplines of biblical studies and missiology as this book does. 2. Contributors to this book are some the best thinkers in [Read More…]

Forthcoming Book on Works and the Final Judgment

My good friend and former colleague Alan Stanley of Crossway College (Brisbane) is editing a book with Zondervan titled “Four views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment.” Looks like it will be one to read! Nijay Gupta has a description of it and it features some big stars like James Dunn, Thomas Schreiner, [Read More…]

Howard Hendricks (1924-2013)

Probably one of the best courses I ever took in graduate school was a leadership course from Howard Hendricks in 1993 at Dallas Theological Seminary. I will always remember, and count it a privilege, having him for that class. I remember “Prof” teaching leadership by telling stories about individuals who became giants of evangelicalism in [Read More…]

N.T. Wright and James White on “Justification”

Justin Brierly, who hosts the UK Radio show “Unbelievable,” had N.T. Wright and James White on his show discussing “St. Paul and Justification.” Below is a 1.:25 hrs of audio: HT: Near Emmaus [Read more…]

Mitchell and Webb Mock Richard Dawkins

Hilarious video where Mitchell and Webb do a mock conversation between Dawkins and his publisher. HT: Jim West [Read more…]

Review of The Faith of Jesus Christ

Glad to see the volume I edited with Preston Sprinkle on The Faith of Jesus Christ: Exegetical, Biblical, and Theological Studies is still getting some reviews, this time over at Diglotting by Kevin Brown. [Read more…]

Brian Harris Reviews Michael Jensen’s Book on Sydney Anglicanism

Over at Jesus Creed is Brian Harris’s (Vose Seminary, Perth Western Australia) review of Michael Jensen, Sydney Anglicanism: An Apology. [Read more…]

Official Launch of Con Campbell’s book on Paul and Union with Christ

On Friday I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at Moore Theological College for the official launch of Con Campbell’s new book Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study. It was great to be able to honour Con by offering praise for the book and also trying push him on one [Read More…]

Book Notice: Preaching the New Testament

For those who have the privilege and responsibility to preach the Bible week in and week out, the burden of speaking God’s Word to God’s people can be a daunting task. While in my current vocation I don’t preach ever week, I have many good friends that do and I know the blessed struggle preaching [Read More…]

New Testament Studies on “Image of God”?

Fellow Neutestamentlers. I need your help. Do you know of  recent published work on the concept of the “image of God” in the New Testament? Could you give me a name and some bibliography? [Read more…]

My Interview with the Ridley Student Council

I did an interview with the Ridley Student Council a few weeks back and they posted it on-line. [Read more…]

Book Notice: Thomas and the Gospels

Mark Goodacre Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas’s Familiarity with the Synoptics Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2012. Available at In this book, the erudite Biblioblog Father, Prof. Mark Goodacre (Duke University) enters into the debate as to what relationship the  Gospel of Thomas has with the Synoptic Gospels. Personally, I think Goodacre [Read More…]

Ralph P. Martin (1925-2013)

I just heard the news that Ralph Martin has recently passed away. John Byron has put together this short bio: Ralph P. Martin retired from his position as distinguished scholar in residence at Fuller Theological Seminary and previously at the Graduate School of Theology of Azusa Pacific University. He was formerly professor of New Testament [Read More…]

Lent Prayer

This week’s prayer for Lent (First full week of Lent)  in the Book of Common Prayer is spiritually rich: Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, [Read More…]