February 1, 2022

Eerdmans is running a great ebook sale—$5 each 0n select items. FYI: Some of the items are not listing correctly on Amazon (buyer beware). I am hoping they will fix that in the next day or 2, so check back.     Read more

January 31, 2022

Congratulations to editor Dr. Thomaskutty and the contributors to this important piece of scholarship: An Asian Introduction to the New Testament. Here 20+ Asian scholars lend their expertise to talk about the New Testament its world from a distinctly Asian perspective. I was asked to write a preface, what an honor! I feel like Asians are left out of so many Western conversations in academia and in popular culture. In the last few years, we have seen fresh interest in... Read more

January 26, 2022

Interpretation is one of my favorite theology journals. It is thematic, and the theme for the Jan 2022 issue is “Cross Examinations,” reflecting on the cross and Christian theology.  Table of Content of the (4) articles below. I especially  enjoyed Suzanne Watts Henderson’s lead essay. In fact, I read excerpts to my students in class yesterday. Check it out. Read more

January 22, 2022

Recommended Resource: The Concise New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (Zondervan Academic, 2022) I have a few resources on my “reference” shelf that I will consult as a go-to. I have the 5-volume (3500pp) New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (2014). It is an excellent, in-depth resource for word studies. The big set retails at ~$250, which is a steep sticker price for pastors and students. Zondervan has edited the set down to a... Read more

January 19, 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. Aubrey Buster (Wheaton College) as our Old Testament expert. Buster has a Cambridge Press monograph coming soon on Remembering the Story of Israel (May 2022). She is also co-writing a commentary on Daniel with John Walton for the NICOT series, and authoring the Ezra-Nehemiah volume for the new series, The Bible in God’s World.... Read more

December 23, 2021

It’s a digital tablet that doesn’t have email. It doesn’t do Netflix. No Youtube. You can’t text from it. Forget about Candy Crush. So what does it do? You can write on it. First things first, what are we talking about? About a year ago, I got ReMarkable 2 as a gift. ReMarkable is an ultra thin paper tablet that comes with a special digital pen. It is a tool for writers and artists. Unlike popular tablets from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft,... Read more

December 10, 2021

Biblical Studies Best Book Award Rebekah Eklund, The Beatitudes through the Ages (Eerdmans) Nijay’s says: Beautifully written, lots of great insights from reception history, and thoughtful about how we read within our own cultures and historical moments New Testament Studies Gombis, Power in Weakness: Paul’s Transformed Vision for Ministry (Eerdmans) Nijay says: Raw and honest personal stories, combined with a cruciform reading of Paul = essential reading for pastors and students of Paul *Honorable Mention*: Stephen E. Young, Our Brother Beloved: Purpose and Community... Read more

December 3, 2021

The Gospel according to MAID (2021) One of my favorite shows of 2021 was MAID. It is an unassuming tale about a woman who tries to leave her husband to get their young daughter away from his violent anger problems. The protagonist, Alex, takes almost nothing with her as she escapes their trailer home with little Maddie in the middle of the night. She is forced to live in dire poverty, juggling childcare and hourly work as a maid (hence... Read more

November 29, 2021

Romans—Tyndale New Testament Commentaries Of the making of Romans commentaries, there is no end (or something like that). But I’m not complaining, I have a whole shelf of Romans commentaries, and we have already seen a 2021 Romans commentary from F. Dale Bruner (LINK), and Michael Gorman has one coming in 2022 (LINK). And I’ll probably read them too. But today I want to mention a new release from the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series (TNTC), by David E. Garland.... Read more

November 26, 2021

Logos Bible Software Logos is running some great sales today. Here are my top picks: Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary $319.99 (71% off) LINK NIGTC Commentary Series $200 (58% off) LINK Interpretation Commentary Series $145 (80% off) LINK New Testament Library Commentary Series $163.21 (60% off) LINK ICC Commentaries $15 per volume (60-83% off) LINK Zondervan Exegetical Commentary Series $267.99 (50% off) LINK   Accordance Bible Software Accordance is offering 35% off their collections I have recommended before: Greek &... Read more

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