November 1, 2022

Every term, Northern Seminary opens up classes for one week for guests to sit in and see what our courses are like.  This term (Fall 2022), there are four options (you can visit as many as you like): TH 406: Christianity and Pluralism – Dr. Dave Fitch (Monday 7:00-9:40pm CT) TH 301: Christian Theology I Dr. Beth Felker Jones (Tuesday 7:00-9:40pm CT) NT 413: NT Theology II, Women and the New Testament – Nijay Gupta (Tuesdays 4:00-6:40pm CT) WT 307:... Read more

November 1, 2022

Today is publication day for my new book, The Writer, a guide to research, writing, and publishing in biblical studies. This book is written for students who are just getting started in figuring out their systems for doing research and best practices for writing. This book is also for PhD students who are wanting to better understand how to engage with publishers and partner with publishing editors. And this book is also for scholars who want to develop good habits for... Read more

October 31, 2022

What’s Your Recipe for Bible Reading? Dr. Andy Abernethy (Wheaton College)   “If you want to grow as a Christian, you need to read your Bible.” This comes through loud and clear in our churches, but we receive little guidance in how to read the Bible. We’ve been told to bake cookies without a recipe. I wonder if you can relate to my story. After decades as nominal Christians, my parents became Christians through studying John’s gospel. Soon after, we... Read more

October 28, 2022

Matthew’s Divine Assumption Divine Shepherd Christology in the Gospel of Matthew Wayne Baxter What do you get when you cross a shepherd with Matthew’s Gospel? You get a unique window into Matthew’s view of Jesus of Nazareth. Well-known Bible scholar Bart Ehrman says, “Within three hundred years Jesus went from being a Jewish apocalyptic prophet to being God himself, a member of the Trinity.”[1] Ehrman is definitely not the first scholar to argue against the traditional, Christian position that Jesus... Read more

October 26, 2022

Today I learned that Gordon D. Fee (Regent College, Emeritus Professor) passed away recently. I never got a chance to talk to Gordon (I met him very briefly in passing at a conference), but he has taught and inspired me through his scholarship and academic leadership. I was recently talking to a friend about my experience choosing a seminary for my Master of Divinity. Part of the reason I chose Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2001-2006) was because in college I read How... Read more

October 26, 2022

  What kind of book is 15NTWL and who is it for? It’s for anyone who wants to understand how the Bible speaks to our everyday lives. I chose 15 big theological words in the New Testament—like peace, life, righteousness, holiness, grace, love—and I explain what I understand them to mean in the Old and New Testaments. And then I address how we might process how they affect our real lives today. The Bible wasn’t written as a manual for... Read more

October 3, 2022

We have a guest article today, by Dr. Dean Flemming, a good friend and a great scholar. He wrote an excellent new book on Revelation called Foretaste of the Future: Reading Revelation in Light of God’s Mission (IVP Academic). Read his thoughts below and check out his book if you are interested. Reading Revelation through a Different Lens by Dean Flemming, Ph.D.   The Book of Revelation and I have had a love/hate relationship over the years. Largely, that stems... Read more

September 27, 2022

I (Nijay) am excited to announce that AJ Swoboda and I have decided to start a new era of our podcast (formerly known as In Faith & Doubt). We will still talk about issues of faith and doubt, but we have decided to expand our topics to the Christian life in general and especially how to grow in faith little by little, day by day. Our new podcast title is: SLOW THEOLOGY: SIMPLE FAITH FOR CHAOTIC TIMES. The world feels... Read more

September 19, 2022

There are many books in the library about “New Testament theology.” I read dozens of them in seminary, many of them are good, some are great. But I wrote this book because too many academic books reserve this discussion for abstract ruminations, whereas the NT documents were written to everyday people to shape them for living everyday life—real life. Below is an excerpt from the book introduction that explains why I wrote this book. Why I Wrote 15 New Testament Words... Read more

September 15, 2022

I wrote a “featurette” document for Zondervan to supplement my new book, 15 New Testament Words of Life. It’s called “The Making of….” and talks about how a book idea became a book.  Click on the image below to go to the full pdf. or CLICK HERE         Read more

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