Surprised by Hope for Groups

Zondervan has taken Tom Wright’s well-received Surprised by Hope and made it usable for Study Groups. They’ve done this in two ways, and I want to pass this information on to you because so many would like to make Tom Wright more accessible to lay folks.  First, there’s a new study guide: Surprised by Hope [Read More...]

Our Common Prayerbook: Psalm 6 – 2

There is progress in Psalm 6 but the psalmist doesn’t spell out each step in the progress. Perhaps the psalmist has sinned; he doesn’t say so. He is opposed by enemies and they have driven David to his limit. He pleads with God to rescue him because, so the psalmist believes, God is faithful.  He [Read More...]

The Challenge of Adam 5 (RJS)

I am currently reading a book by David N. Livingstone, Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University, Belfast and this book reflects both of his interests. It is a readable, but thorough and academic, book looking at the history of [Read More...]

The End of Reformed Old Testament Scholars?

Michael Bird, down in Australia, is watching from afar but he gets it: there’s something going on in Old Testament scholarship among Reformed evangelicals that has many people concerned, and it’s all lit up in the news — to the point that USA Today covered one of the stories. Here’s a clip from Michael Bird’s [Read More...]


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