June 24, 2022

I am excited to announce that I have signed a contract to write a volume on Philippians and Philemon for the New Testament Library series (Westminster John Knox). I really enjoy writing commentaries and I value them as a resource for students, scholars, and pastors. I have long appreciated the NTL series, going back to Brevard Childs’ classic Exodus commentary, to NT volumes like Marianne Meye Thompson’s John and Luke Timothy Johnson’s Hebrews. (And I am especially looking forward to... Read more

June 20, 2022

Have you considered getting a seminary degree, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you?  Join us for a short webinar tomorrow (June 22) to learn what seminary is like, discern if it’s part of your next steps, and discover how Seminary Now is a great starting point to explore deeper education. Dr. Nijay K. Gupta will share his experience as a seminary professor and his memories of being a student in master’s and doctoral programs. He’ll offer helpful factors for... Read more

June 6, 2022

(Wanna get caught up on all our previous guest posts and their commentary recommendations? Here is the index link to this series.) Today we have Dr. Richard Middleton (Northeastern Seminary), author of the recent book, Abraham’s Silence. In this book, Middleton’s two chapters on Job are a mini-commentary on the entire book (chapter 3 covering Job 1–37, chapter 4 covering Job 38–42). He is currently working on a stand-alone commentary on 1 Samuel 1–15 (Eerdmans), entitled Portrait of a Disgruntled Prophet, and another... Read more

June 4, 2022

I am excited to be able to share publicly the title for a book I have been dreaming about writing for fifteen years—Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church (IVP Academic). This book focuses on the named women leaders of the earliest churches of the apostolic period. When we talk about “women in ministry,” we often engage in the abstract (“Can women do this or that?”). But I wanted to tell the stories of... Read more

June 4, 2022

Eerdmans is running a great June (2022) sale on ebooks. My top picks are below. See Eerdmans announcement here.   $10.99 (retail $44) | Novenson *NEW* $13.74 (retail $55) | Sievers and Levine $3.75 | Trimm $3.99 | Parker $9.99 (retail $40) | Goldingay $6.99| Johnson $6.99 | VanderKam $9.99 (retail $40) | Gorman $9.99 (retail $40) | Gorman $12.99 (retail $52) | Harrington $18.75 (retail $75) | Goldingay   Read more

May 27, 2022

Dr. Lynn Cohick (Provost, Professor, Northern Seminary) and I (Nijay) both accepted invitations recently to join the Bible Translation Committee for the New Living Translation (50 million + copies sold). Cohick’s area of focus will be the Gospels and Acts, mine the Epistles and Revelation. This is a dream come true for me—I love the NLT and I often consult it in research, teaching, and preaching. I am excited to lean into this important work in view of future revisions... Read more

May 6, 2022

I asked my friend Shane Blackshear to share about his relationship with John Perkins and their new book, Go and Do: Nine Axioms on Peacemaking and Transformation From the Life of John Perkins. Read Shane’s reflections below and check out his book! John Perkins’ Roadmap to Transformation & Peacemaking by Shane Blackshear I know John Perkins. John Perkins, the civil rights leader, the minister, who was beaten and tortured by the Mississippi Highway Patrol and came out of the experience... Read more

May 6, 2022

I want to share an amazing opportunity with you: Seminary Now is offering my streaming video course FREE to my blog readers and social media followers!  Study New Testament Interpretation with me, on-demand wherever you are.  SIGN UP HERE ABOUT SEMINARY NOW  Seminary Now is a streaming video platform with a library of courses from leading professors and authors. Visit SeminaryNow.com for a free preview of any course. You may want to check out these as well:    Scot McKnight,... Read more

March 30, 2022

  The streaming video platform Seminary Now has some exciting new courses. In addition to my video series on New Testament Interpretation, you may want to check out these as well:    Nikole Lim, Advocating with Survivors of Sexual Violence Glenn Paauw, Reading and Living the Bible Well Beth Felker Jones, A Christian Theology of Sex Sandra Richter, Stewards of Eden: Scripture and the Environment Glenn Packiam, Worship and the World to Come Soong-Chan Rah, The Church’s Western Cultural Captivity... Read more

March 27, 2022

Most books are $3-$10 Kindle (a few long books are a bit more) Here is Eerdmans master list Below are my top picks in biblical studies Read more


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