Prayer for Lent

I missed this last week. The prayer for the third week of Lent in the BCP is powerful: Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen [Read More…]

N.T. Wright on the Church, Sex, the Media, and Hypocrisy

Over at The Guardian, N.T. Wright has an article on The Church Maybe Hypocritical about Sex, But No-one Else is Guilty? He concludes: The Christian has a particular angle on virtue. Some Protestant traditions have frowned on it: doesn’t it mean we are trying to earn salvation by “good works”? Answer: no – it is [Read More…]

Congrats to Nijay Gupta

Congratulations to Dr. Nijay Gupta who has just been appointed to teach NT at Northeastern Seminary! Read the announcement here. [Read more…]

Why Priests?

Over at Stories Untold is an interview with Gary Wills about his book on Why Priests? A Failed Tradition. Wills objections to the idea of a priesthood on three grounds: (1) The theology of Hebrews prohibits it, (2) The negative historical impact of the priesthood in politics and socio-economics, and (3) It is symbolic for monarchial [Read More…]

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…]