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…]

Rick Brannan’s Two New Books on Apocryphal Gospels

Logos is about to publish a great couplet of books on Apocryphal Gospels by Rick Brannan. Brannan, Rick. (ed.). Greek Apocryphal Gospels, Fragments, and Agrapha: Introductions and Translations. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2013. Brannan, Rick. (ed.). Greek Apocryphal Gospels, Fragments, and Agrapha: Texts and Transcriptions. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2013. This is a great [Read More…]

Messianic Judaism, Gentile Church, and Supersessionism

Yesterday I got my hands on my co-blogger Joel Willitts’ co-edited book Introduction to Messianic Judaism and it provides a near definitive treatment of the subject. A fantastic collection of essays on the topic of Jewish believers in Jesus and an incredible cast of contributors. Joel and David have done a superb job in putting this book [Read More…]

Book Notice: Chosen To Follow

As many of you will know, I along with David Rudolph just published a book on Messianic Judaism called an Introduction to Messianic Judaism. I am pleased to introduce you to another new book on the same topic published by the Caspari Center, Chosen to Follow: Jewish Believers Through History and Today. [Read more…]