About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than forty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Kris and I say to one and all, Happy Thanksgiving! Almighty and gracious Father, We give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief [Read More...]

Come Study New Testament at Northern

Ministry in North America requires both preparation and experience and increasing number of ministers are deeply involved in experience and finding it nearly impossible to attend seminary full-time. A seminary curriculum focuses on the scope of the minister’s calling, from biblical and theological to practical and homiletical studies, but not all ministers need as intense [Read More...]

“Send them away” or… (Mark Moore)

Mark Moore is the CEO and Founder of MANA Nutrition.  MANA makes Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for UNICEF and USAID.  RUTF is a vitamin enriched peanut butter product that is the frontline defense in treating severe acute malnutrition Though it may test our American sensibilities to admit it, the truth is the group of [Read More...]

Michael Lindsay, “View from the Top”

D. Michael Lindsay is the president of Gordon College.  A well-respected sociologist, Lindsay is the author of the Pulitzer-nominated Faith in the Halls of Power (Oxford University Press).  His recent book, View from the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World framed the following conversation. David George Moore [Read More...]

Prayer for our Nation

O Father, We pray that You will grant to the people of this nation the will to do good, To flee from evil, and To practice all righteousness, asking us to be respectful of life and sharers of Your blessings, Caring for one another in mercy and truth. And we pray that You will banish [Read More...]

How to Listen to a Sermon

In a class this semester, after seeking to explain what James meant in his context — and that means learning to read James in light of themes in James, a student was both in agreement (so it seemed to me) and frustrated, and said, “How in the world can you listen to sermons?” Careful study [Read More...]

The Grinch @nseminary

Michelle Van Loon’s charming post about being caught by surprise in Cherith Fee Nordling’s class: This quarter at Northern Seminary, I took a class for which I had low enthusiasm before I walked in the door back in September. In fact, the words “low enthusiasm” might be overstating it a bit. If it hadn’t been required to [Read More...]

Jesus and Niceness (by Allan Bevere)

By Allan Bevere. I like nice… nice is…well… nice. To Quote Major Frank Burns inM*A*S*H, “It’s nice to be nice to the nice.”But nice is really boring.Jesus wasn’t boring. The crowds didn’t follow him all over Judea and Galilee hanging on every word he spoke because we was just nice. Nice hardly attracts crowds. Nice doesn’t [Read More...]

The Parable of Bette Midler (by Jason Micheli)

The Parable of Bette Midler and the SI Swimsuit Edition I didn’t always know Him. Thought I did. And before that, for a long time, I didn’t know him at all. God, that is. I mean, I wasn’t always a disciple, a ‘servant of the Lord.’I didn’t even attend a regular worship service- ever- until [Read More...]

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is…

Almighty and everlasting God, Whose will it is to restore all things in your well¯beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; Who lives and reigns with you and [Read More...]


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