One of the Most Helpful Books You’ll Find: Gregg Allison’s Historical Theology

Having recently begun reading and using Southern Seminary theology professor Gregg Allison’s Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine (Zondervan, 2011), I can say that it is easily one of the most helpful books on my shelf.  If you are a pastor, a theologian, a Bible teacher, Sunday School teacher, care group leader, or interested [Read More...]

Embodied Theology: Or, a Brief Investigation of How Theology Applies to Life

I’m taking a PhD class on the Enlightenment with the master historian John Woodbridge. He’s a genuine gem of a Christian scholar, as he combines humble piety with an academic pedigree including a PhD on the Enlightenment era from the University of Paris, a teaching stint at Northwestern University, and multiple monographs, including the hugely [Read More...]

Get to Know a Puritan: The Puritan Reading Challenge

I have been meaning to tell readers of this blog about a great program going on over at my friend Timmy Brister’s blog, Provocations & Pantings. Timmy is an MDiv student at Southern Seminary with a great passion for church health, evangelism, and the glorification of God. He’s a good friend and an encouragement to [Read More...]

A Short List of Important History Biographies: 1-3

In the spirit of the lists posted by historians Sean Lucas and Michael Haykin, I offer my own humble little list of my favorite history biographies. 1. George Marsden, Jonathan Edwards–If you haven’t read this, you are missing out on a masterpiece of readable, richly textured history. Marsden sets Edwards’s context as well as one [Read More...]


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