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October 16, 2021

This is a blog series on some of the participants in the new book, Living the King Jesus Gospel. Today we have Dr. Matthew W. Bates, co-editor and a contributor to this tribute book for our friend Scot McKnight. How do you know Scot? Although I had long admired Scot’s scholarship, Scot and I personally connected for the first time after I asked him if he might be willing to write a foreword for my Salvation by Allegiance Alone. After… Read more

October 13, 2021

2021 Newell Lectures (Anderson University) Earlier this week, I enjoyed visiting Anderson University (Indiana) to give the 2021 Newell Lectures on women in the New Testament. My series title was: Hidden Christian Figures: Bringing the Women Leaders of the Early Church Out of the Shadows. The lectures were recorded, and I have linked them below. **NB: The audio doesn’t work for the first part of Lecture 1, fast forward to minute 23:30 where the audio comes in. Apologies for the technical… Read more

October 3, 2021

This is a blog series on some of the participants in the new book, Living the King Jesus Gospel. Today we have Dr. Dennis R. Edwards, my Chicago brother—and a contributor to this tribute book for our friend Scot McKnight. How do you know Scot? Scot was my seminary prof for a couple classes at TEDS, then later I was a colleague for a time at Northern Seminary. I consider him a friend, as we’ve stayed in touch for over… Read more

October 1, 2021

Today we have Dr. Nathan Lovell, senior lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew and Director of Research at George Whitefield College (Cape Town, SA). He is an expert in the historical books and is currently working on commentaries on Chronicles and Kings. So thankful for his recommendations today! (If you want to look back at earlier posts in this series, check out this index) Technical               Lissa M. Wray Beal (AOT): It’s rare to… Read more

September 28, 2021

Today’s guest post comes from Stephen B. Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School. To learn more about Chapman, check out the profile I did in 2020 on him. He is the author and editor of several books including the 2016 volume 1 Samuel as Christian Scripture: A Theological Commentary. So glad to have his expert recommendations! See at the bottom of this blog post for what else Chapman has been up to in scholarship lately. (If you want… Read more

September 27, 2021

Happy fall to y’all (or happy spring to Mike)! Excited to run a blog series on some of the participants in the new book, Living the King Jesus Gospel. First up, we have Dr. Michael F. Bird, my good friend and a fellow “fan” of Scot McKnight—and a contributor to this tribute book. How do you know Scot? Scot was examiner for my PhD thesis, since then he’s been something of a mentor, friend, and collaborator. How has Scot made an… Read more

September 20, 2021

Living the King Jesus Gospel After years of work, collaboration with over a dozen scholars and practitioners, careful planning with our editors and publisher (Cascade Books), and trying to keep a secret from someone who seems to know everything going on…we surprised Dr. Scot McKnight with a Festschrift, ahem, I mean a “tribute” (the tribute book is written primarily for students, pastors, and laypeople, and anyone and everyone who loves to read Jesus Creed blog and Scot’s many excellent books). … Read more

September 10, 2021

Today’s guest post comes from Dr. Jennifer M. Matheny (Nazarene Theological Seminary). Matheny has published numerous academic essays on Ruth and recently wrote “Ruth in Recent Research” for Currents in Biblical Research. So happy she could lend her expertise on Ruth commentaries. (If you want to look back at earlier posts in this series, check out this index) Technical Robert  L. Hubbard  Jr. (NICOT): Hubbard’s volume on Ruth is an enduring classic. It is well written with careful attention to… Read more

September 9, 2021

Fortress Press Kindle Sale Right now, Fortress Press is running a big Kindle sale. Lots of classics that you can snatch up on the cheap. Here are my pics (click on image). I did not find any master list. You will just need to search Amazon for “Fortress Press” and snoop around to catch more items on sale.     Read more

September 7, 2021

I am thrilled to announce a new book series from Zondervan Academic—The New Word Biblical Themes (New Testament). This is my very first time solo-editing a series of this scale, and I have a passion for delivering resources like this to students and pastors who want to better understand God’s Word. We have an amazing line-up of expert scholars across traditions, women and men. I am still shocked they all said “yes”! Here are a few hints at what is in… Read more




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