About Scot McKnight

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

Does Women’s Work Really Matter? (Leslie Leyland Fields)

Where do women belong? Are the Mommy Wars really over? Is raising children women’s highest and most important calling? Today, Katelyn Beaty and I are conversing about all of this through her groundbreaking new book, A Woman’s Place : A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home and the World (Howard Books). [Read More…]

Apart from sin, Would Jesus Have Come Anyway? (Jason Micheli)

Would Jesus Still Have Come If…?  – Matthew 1.18-25 Jason Micheli is a United Methodist pastor in Alexandria, Virginia, having earned degrees from the University of Virginia and Princeton Theological Seminary. He writes the Tamed Cynic blog and is the author Cancer is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage Serious Chemo. He lives in the Washington, DC, area with his wife [Read More…]

The War on Christmas (Jonathan Storment)

Today I would like to start a short Christmas series that is a bit…unusual. But it is unusual for a reason. I am tired of the annual Christmas outrage to celebrate the Prince of Peace. There are so many Christians in the West that it sometimes makes it hard for us to realize the implications [Read More…]

The Pastor-Author

Increasingly pastors have become authors. Sometimes they have co-authors, sometimes heavy editors, and other times all on their own. Publishers are interested in pastor-authors because some of these pastors start with a huge platform (read: megachurch audience) and many also have huge networks (read: Rick Warren). Most importantly, the pastor-author always has a pulse for [Read More…]

That Friendly Moose Problem

AP: SHELDON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont couple has chased off a moose that appeared to be bonding with their two cows on a Sheldon farm because they didn’t want it to get injured, stuck in their barn or damage their fences. Sharyn Abbott and her husband Tim returned to their home recently and found [Read More…]

Homosexuality: Affirming vs. Traditional

Zondervan, under the fine guiding work of Preston Sprinkle, has published a book Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church in their popular Counterpoints series. The four authors in this volume, and each responds with gentle civility to the others, are William Loader, Megan K. DeFranza, Wesley Hill, and Stephen R. Holmes. The first [Read More…]

Seminary President: Calvinsts Be Gone!

Bob Allen: A Southern Baptist seminary president said Nov. 29 that Baptists who adopt Calvinistic theology and practice ought to consider joining another denomination. “I know there are a fair number of you who think you are a Calvinist, but understand there is a denomination which represents that view,” Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist [Read More…]

“Thank You for Your Service” at Church

How “Thank You For Your Service” May Fall Short At Church, By Michelle Van Loon and www.MomentsAndDays.org and www.MichelleVanLoon.com Popular speaker and author Jen Hatmaker’s recent interview with Jonathan Merritt affirming same-sex relationships led Lifeway to stop carrying her books. The uproar surrounding both this interview and Lifeway’s decision kicked off a helpful conversation in the blogosphere about, among [Read More…]

Jesus Creed Books of the Year 2016

Jesus Creed Book of the Year Jon M. Levenson, The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016). I have not yet blogged about this brilliant Jewish scholar’s book but I read it recently and it zoomed to the top of the list for this year’s [Read More…]

Second Sunday of Advent

Merciful God, Who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now [Read More…]