February 4, 2020

If you are looking for a really good introduction to the Gospels, look no further than the newly revised (second) edition of Mark Allan Powell’s Fortress Introduction to the Gospels (Oct 2019). Powell is an incredibly talented textbook writer; this Gospels introduction is short (~200 pages), but offers insightful analysis of the composition of each of the Gospels and their unique features. He also comments on the production of “other” gospels.  I spent a lot of time with the first edition… Read more

February 4, 2020

From now until Feb 10, 2020, you can get my 1-2 Thessalonians commentary (New Covenant Commentary, Cascade/Wipf & Stock) for FREE! Click on the image below and make sure to use the code: “ebookfree” Read more

February 4, 2020

This is a new weekly series highlighting a few new books in New Testament studies   Michelle Lee-Barnewall has written an excellent study guide called Surprised by the Parables: Growing in Grace through the Stories of Jesus. There is great research behind this little book, but it is accessible and fitting for a church group. Here is the description: In the gospels, Jesus used parables to teach transformative lessons and convey deep spiritual truths about the kingdom of God. But… Read more

February 3, 2020

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February 3, 2020

This blog series spotlights 50 NT scholars and their research. The goal of this series is to introduce readers to a wider circle of scholarship than they have encountered before. The majority of people on this list are early or mid-career NT scholars who are doing great research and writing. Eric D. Barreto Frederick and Margaret L. Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament Princeton Theological Seminary Twitter @ericbarreto Why do you love teaching the New Testament? One of the joys… Read more

February 2, 2020

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School launches their own faculty-hosted podcast. Should be fun! CHECK IT OUT Read more

February 1, 2020

Really good deals this month from LOGOS/Faithlife. Free and discounted books from NT Wright and Michael F. Bird. NT Wright, Creation, Power, and Truth (Free) I would also encourage you to pick up: Romans, by Bird ($10, down from $30) Read more

February 1, 2020

Check out my lecture on the doctrine of the resurrection entitled “Death Be Not Proud” I am part of a teaching team at George Fox University, lecturing through the Apostles’ Creed. Check out some of the other lecturers and lectures on Stitcher. You can learn more about this innovative course HERE.   Read more

January 31, 2020

A few days ago, Owen Strachan made this statement on Twitter “The gospel of grace takes men who have been softened by the devil and makes them hard, strong, lean, loving, and ferocious in pursuit of God and his glory. See ἀνδρίζεσθε in 1 Cor. 16:13, best translated “act like men.” Men aren’t soft. Men must be tough in Christ.” There are quite a number of things that are unclear and unbiblical about this statement. Strachan seems to have a developed a… Read more

January 31, 2020

This is part 3 of an ongoing series. (Part 2; Part 1) “Know the Scholarship” When you try to publish an academic article, it is imperative that you demonstrate knowledge and critical engagement with the most respected and most relevant scholarship. Now, this might seem obvious, who wouldn’t do this? But I would say about 50% of the time, when I see an article rejected, a reviewer has commented that the author failed to engage with key scholarship. Sometimes this is,… Read more

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